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Board & CEO


The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) Board of Directors is honored to announce Mark B. Lawson as the Agency’s new President/CEO.  Mark currently serves as Managing Attorney of Consumer Law at the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, where he has worked for almost 20 years.

Mark is a graduate of Leadership Cincinnati, Class 37, and is currently a member of Leadership Action, Class 4. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from Xavier University and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati. 

Mark was a member of CAA’s Board of Directors for 18 years, serving 12 of those as Board President. 

CAA administers the federal Head Start program, providing early childhood education to low-income children to help prepare them for a life of learning.  The Agency helps individuals acquire job skills, find employment, pay utility bills, and meet other basic needs as they work to become self-sufficient.  Thirty-five thousand families receive assistance every year through CAA.