Cynthia Cooper is an internationally recognized speaker on ethics, leadership, overcoming adversity, the current economic crises and recent scandals.       

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 magazine. 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.    

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

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. 

SPEAKING  

Cynthia’s 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 PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

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.

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
 
  
   
 
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