Ann Cohen


Chair, Administration & Finance Committee & Secretary Treasurer


Ann Cohen is an executive business consultant who founded Ann Cohen & Associates in 1999. Her work spans strategic planning, board development, management effectiveness reviews, governance frameworks, and leadership planning. Ann serves as a Senior Governance Consultant with Board-Source, providing consulting and strategic advice to boards and management seeking to rise to greater levels of governance commitment, organizational management, and those charting a strategic course.

Ann’s early career includes over 25 years as a Vice President at Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and as a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice. At EDS she established several business units in the financial markets, law enforcement, and aeronautics, developing and growing them to over $3.5 billion in revenue. As an attorney she handled federal cases across the country and in the U.S. Supreme Court.

She has served on many nonprofit boards in the areas of the arts, education, religion, and community building. Among the honors for which she is most proud are her service as a founding board member of the United Way of the National Capitol Area; her selection as a "Federal 100" winner, an award naming the top information technology executives from government and industry; and her appointment to the United States-Israel Science and Technology Commission.

Ann graduated cum laude from Clark University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and earned her juris doctor degree from Antioch School of Law.