President/CEO

Gwen L. Robinson-Benning has served as President/CEO for Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action Agency since 1995. Since her arrival in Cincinnati, she has successfully led the agency to become a major human services and economic development institution that serves the entire county.

The Community Action Agency has become a financially sound institution under her leadership and is recognized throughout the state for excellence in serving children and families. 

Through several large capital development campaigns, the agency built two new multi-million dollar facilities. The corporate headquarters located in Bond Hill which also houses a public library branch and a health clinic – and the Theodore M. Berry Head Start Center in the West End. These are just two examples that demonstrate her core convictions of giving back and empowering communities.

In addition to her work at CAA, she serves on many boards. She is a co-founder of Every Child Succeeds. She presently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority. She is a member of the advisory boards for Hoxworth, Public Library Foundation Board, and Success by Six,  the Fifth Third Bank CRA, the Cincinnati Chief of Police Advisory Board and the Strive Partnership Executive Committee to name a few.  She is also President of the State Community Action Association and she was the first African American President of the Cincinnatus Club.   She serves faithfully on the Corinthian Baptist Church Board of Trustees and is the President of Corinthian’s Executive Planning Committee.

She attended Northern Illinois and Phoenix Universities.  Gwen L. Robinson-Benning truly believes that all people deserve the best life possible.