Gary Cohn

An American business leader and the former Director of the U.S. National Economic Council
Gary Cohn served as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council from January 2017 until April 2018. As President Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor, Mr. Cohn managed the President’s economic policy agenda and led the Administration’s successful effort to grow the U.S. economy, create jobs and increase wages through historic tax and regulatory reform. 

Before serving in the White House, Mr. Cohn was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. from 2006-2016. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1990 and held a number of other leadership positions including the Global Co-Head of the Equities and Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities Division. He was a member of the firm’s Board of Directors and Chairman of the Firmwide Client and Business Standards Committee.

Mr. Cohn invests across the cybersecurity, block chain infrastructure, regulatory technology and medical technology sectors. He serves on the boards of Abyrx, Hoyos Integrity, Indago, Spring Labs and Starling and is the Chairman of the Board of Pallas Advisors. Mr. Cohn also serves on the Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee (SRAC) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Mr. Cohn has long been dedicated to advancing healthcare and education. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of NYU Langone Health and serves on the Board of Overseers of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. In 2019 Mr. Cohn was a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics.

Mr. Cohn lives in New York with his wife and three daughters. He received his undergraduate degree from American University in 1982.

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C-SPAN — Gary Cohn on U.S. Economy Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Former National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn joined American University for a virtual discussion on the state of the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Cohn said the country’s economy was in a “precarious” position despite the stock market largely returning to pre-pandemic levels. He said the stock market, which is heavily weighted by large corporations, does not reflect the Main Street economy. He also said that Congress would likely have to provide further stimulus for small businesses as well as relief to state governments who have borne most of the costs of responding to the pandemic. American University President Sylvia Burwell, who served as Health and Human Services secretary under the Obama administration, also participated in the discussion.

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Since graduating from American University in 1982, Mr. Cohn has established two endowments at the Kogod School of Business and served on the AU Board of Trustees for several terms.
Mr. Cohn serves on the Board of Trustees of NYU Langone Health, where he has helped endow free tuition for NYU medical school students.
Mr. Cohn is a member of the Board of Overseers of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. 
A supporter of DREAM since its early days as Harlem RBI, Mr. Cohn led fundraising efforts to build DREAM Charter School and better serve the community of East Harlem, NY.
Since graduating from American University in 1982, Mr. Cohn has established two endowments at the Kogod School of Business and served on the AU Board of Trustees for several terms.
Mr. Cohn serves on the Board of Trustees of NYU Langone Health, where he has helped endow free tuition for NYU medical school students.
Mr. Cohn is a member of the Board of Overseers of the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. 
A supporter of DREAM since its early days as Harlem RBI, Mr. Cohn led fundraising efforts to build DREAM Charter School and better serve the community of East Harlem, NY.

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