Cindy Roth is the CEO and President of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, leading a team of 15 staff members and overseeing a $1.5 million annual budget. She also serves on multiple boards in the community including the Fox Theater Foundation.
As a Riverside native, Cindy is a graduate of Ramona High School and began her career in service to the community working for former State Senator Robert Presley. Shortly thereafter, Mrs. Roth started working for the Chamber as a receptionist while attending Riverside Community College and has since become a successful community leader with more than 30 years of service. She graduated from the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management at Stanford University in 1990.
Cindy Roth is proud CEO of the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, given its reputation and the changes she has witnessed, such as an increase in female participation in local business. With over 1600 members, the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce is currently ranked as the third largest in Southern California and the eighth largest in the state. Under her leadership, the Chamber has expanded to be comprised of 1,600 businesses, civic organizations, educational institutions, and individuals.
A particular focus of Roth has been pooling the high-tech sector in Riverside County. The Chamber has been working alongside CalTrans in a “beautification” initiative aimed at cleaning Riverside’s local highways—particularly the 91 Freeway and its surrounding interchanges to attract people. The revitalization of the city has been a major focus for the Chamber, featuring various projects such as the reconstruction of Riverside Plaza.
In addition to her work with the Chamber, Cindy is deeply involved with the Monday Morning Group, the Foundation Board of Trustees for La Sierra University, and the Honorary Commanders of March Field.
For all her hard work and effort, Roth was chosen as “Woman of the Year” by Assemblyman John J. Benoit representing the 64th District at a ceremony held at the state’s capitol in 2003. The event honors women nominated by representatives of each district for their efforts to better their communities. The Mission Inn Foundation also honored Roth with the Frank Miller Civic Achievement Award in 2013, an award that is presented to individuals who have provided outstanding civic leadership, service and support to the community in the tradition of Miller, the founder of the Mission Inn.
Roth’s main interest for the community is overall growth. She currently resides in Riverside with her husband, Richard, and their daughter who attends UCR.