Robert McKenna retires from Cincinnati State Board of Trustees

June 2, 2014

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Robert McKenna retires from Cincinnati State Board of Trustees 

Robert McKenna, a third-term member of the Cincinnati State Board of Trustees, has announced his 
retirement from the board.

Mr. McKenna is the Executive Vice President of F&M Mafco, Inc., a Cincinnati-based company that 
provides heavy rigging packages, cranes, on-site tooling, welding systems and other services 
to customers in power generation, petrochemical, construction and other industries across the country. 

He began his service on the Cincinnati State Board of Trustees in 2000. He is a former chairman of that 
body and is an active supporter of the Cincinnati State Foundation.  

Gov. John Kasich had appointed him to a third consecutive term in February, 2013. That term expires Aug. 31, 2018. 

“Cincinnati State has benefitted enormously from Bob McKenna’s service on the board,” said President 
O’dell M. Owens. “He is one of those business executives who have always understood the value of 
technical education and the role that Cincinnati State plays in the region’s economy. More to the point, he 
has helped us carry out that mission.”

Cathy Crain, the current board chair, said McKenna supported the College through his sponsorship of the 
annual Cincinnati State Scholarship Golf Outing, his support of the airport operations at Cincinnati State 
West and through his advice and decision-making on the board. “He had the courage of his convictions 
and the confidence to give them voice,” she said.

Members of the nine-member board of trustees serve without compensation. Gov. Kasich is expected to 
name a successor to serve the remainder of Mr. McKenna’s term.

Cincinnati State ( offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate 
programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and 
sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the most comprehensive co-op 
programs among two-year colleges in the U.S.