Cynthia Cooper is an internationally recognized
speaker, best-selling author and consultant. Cynthia was named
one of Time Magazine’s
Persons of the Year.
Time Magazine has been naming its Persons of the Year
since 1927. In addition to Cynthia, the designation has been
given to seven women including Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Elizabeth
II and Corazon Aquino. She was also featured as one of
twenty-five influential working mothers in Working Mother
Cynthia was the first woman to be inducted into the AICPA Hall
of Fame and to receive the American Accounting Association’s
Accounting Exemplar Award. In addition, Cynthia is a recipient,
along with Senator Sarbanes and Representative Oxley, of the
Maria & Sidney E. Rolfe Award for contributions to educating the
public about economics, business and finance.
Cynthia has been featured in national
periodicals such as The
Wall Street Journal,
USA Today, CFO Magazine and
Business Week. She has
served on panels with notables such as Brian Williams, Anderson
Cooper, Donna Brazile, and Grover Norquist and she has appeared
on programs including Fox Business’ America’s Nightly
Scoreboard, PBS’s Tavis Smiley, NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s This
Week with George Stephanopoulos, CSPAN’s BookTV, CNBC’s The Big
Idea with Donnie Deutsch, and CNBC’s Squawk Box.
presentation style has been described as riveting and inspiring.
Cynthia speaks for and consults with organizations around the
world. Her clients include large cap public companies such as
Dell, Bell South, France Telecom, PepsiCo, Raytheon, Walmart,
and AT&T; associations such as the Washington D.C. Trial Lawyers
Association; public sector entities such as the FBI, the U.S.
Department of Interior, the U.S. Department of Labor;
international organizations such as the United Nations; and
public accounting firms such as Deloitte and
Cynthia and her team unraveled the fraud at WorldCom, to date one of the
largest corporate frauds in history. Cynthia served as Vice
President for MCI where she and her team helped the company move
forward and successfully emerge from bankruptcy. Prior to
joining MCI, Cynthia worked in Atlanta, Georgia for
PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touche. She received her
masters degree from the University of Alabama.
Cynthia previously served as a member of the Standing
Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
(PCAOB). She was the 2011 Chairman of Board of Regents for the
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and currently serves on
the advisory boards for Louisiana State University and
Mississippi State University.