Management & Directors




Karen L. Carnahan was elected a Director of Cintas in 2019. Ms. Carnahan was an employee-partner of Cintas for more than 30 years, where she served at an executive level for more than 20 years, including the roles of Vice President and Treasurer, Vice President of Corporate Development and President and Chief Operating Officer of Cintas' document management division. In 2014, Ms. Carnahan joined Shred-it International Inc. (Shred-it) as chief operating officer when Cintas' document management business merged with Shred-it, from which she then retired in 2015. Ms. Carnahan is on the Board of Trustees of Touchstone Investments (a member of Western & Southern Financial Group), is a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of West Chester/Liberty and is on the Board of Advisors of Best Upon Request. In addition, Ms. Carnahan has received several prestigious awards including being named a Woman of Excellence by the West Chester, Ohio Chamber Alliance in 2007, a Greater Cincinnati YWCA Career Woman of Achievement in 2009 and receiving the Ohio Diversity Council's Glass Ceiling Award in 2013. The Board believes that Ms. Carnahan's understanding of Cintas through her many years as a trusted employee-partner at Cintas, her status as an independent director and the fact that she is an "audit committee financial expert" under SEC guidelines, makes her service on the Board beneficial to Cintas.

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