Director, Governance Committee Chair
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 non-profit 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.