Comcast Corporation Executive Vice President David L. Cohen will receive Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business 2008 Business Leader of the Year Award at a luncheon with Greater Philadelphia’s leading business executives on December 4 at The Park Hyatt.
Cohen joined Comcast in July 2002 and has a broad portfolio of responsibilities, including corporate communications, government affairs, public affairs, corporate administration, and serving as senior counselor to the company’s Chairman and CEO Brian L. Roberts. Prior to joining Comcast, Cohen served as a partner in and chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the country, and as chief of staff to Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell.
Cohen has received numerous awards for his civic and charitable activities and is active in the Philadelphia community. He will assume the position of chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce in October and serves as a member of the Chamber’s CEO Council for Growth. He also is chair of the trustee board and the executive committee of Penn Medicine (an umbrella governance structure overseeing both the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the University’s School of Medicine), and a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of its executive committee. He also serves as the vice chair of the board of directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia and as a member of the national boards of City Year and the National Urban League.
A native of New York, Cohen graduated from Swarthmore College in 1977 with a bachelor of arts and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (summa cum laude) in 1981. He also was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from Drexel University in 1997.
Previous Business Leader of the Year recipients include Hugh C. Long II, Northeast Group Executive For Wholesale Banking, Wachovia Bank (2007); Raj L. Gupta, chairman, president and CEO of Rohm and Haas Company (2006); C.R. “Chuck” Pennoni, chairman of the international engineering firm Pennoni Associates Inc. (2005); and Betsy Z. Cohen, founder, CEO and chair of RAIT Investment Trust and The Bancorp Bank (2004).
Proceeds from the event will establish a scholarship fund and support academic programs to advance Drexel’s LeBow College of Business. For ticket information, contact Danielle Hamra at 215-895-0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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