NEW YORK—GCI Group has named Jennifer Cohan, a former senior executive with Cohn & Wolfe in its New York and London offices, as president of GCI New York. The position has been open since the departure of Tom Reno earlier this year to lead the New York office of Hill & Knowlton. Cohan will be directing the firm’s operations and overseeing office-wide business development and marketing initiatives.
As a member of the North American Management Board, she will also be responsible for contributing to the firm’s long-term strategic growth.
“The diversity of Jennifer’s public relations experience as well as her passion for the business and engaging demeanor is the right fit for our New York office,” said Bob Feldman, president and chief executive of GCI Group. “With strong practice leadership in place, we were looking for someone who could leverage all resources for our clients, help drive business and contribute to the cultural success of the firm. In addition, Jennifer’s experience managing a European office will be an asset to GCI as we look to continue growing business outside of the North American network.”
Cohan, with a background in consumer and corporate public relations, has spent more than 10 years at Cohn & Wolfe serving a number of roles from vice president for the New York consumer practice to new business director, to her most recent position as deputy managing director in the firm’s London office, where she provided senior counsel to clients in the telecommunications, government services, aerospace, media, food and beverage and retail industries. Prior to that, she served as the executive director of London office’s corporate division.
During her tenure in New York, Cohan directed client and new business activity for the consumer and government business arenas.