Sheryl Cohen joined the American Continental Group (ACG) in 2008, bringing with her nearly two decades of executive management, strategic planning, policy, communications, and political experience. Ms. Cohen represents a diverse group of clients including Fortune 100 companies, large coalitions, trade associations and nonprofits.
Ms. Cohen’s work focuses on housing, education, appropriations, technology, energy and natural resources, and agriculture. She brings a multidisciplinary approach from her diverse background to create smart and holistic strategic plans to meet her clients’ objectives and priorities. Her clients value her leadership not only in meeting their goals, but in her ability to “look around the corner” and help them identify and plan for both potential opportunities and challenges in federal policy or regulation that might impact them.
Prior to joining ACG, Ms. Cohen served as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT). During her tenure as Chief of Staff, her responsibilities included the Senator’s Chairmanship of the Committee on Banking with its broad jurisdiction over financial institutions, as well as his involvement in education, health, and other important issues before the Senate. She managed a staff of seventy-five and was responsible for the development and strategic execution of all policy, communications, and office management. She oversaw a budget of nearly six million dollars, all hiring and staff management, and the integration of competing Washington, Connecticut, and political responsibilities.
Before serving as Chief of Staff, she was the political liaison to Senator Dodd during his tenure as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (1995-1996) and President Clinton’s 1996 reelection. Prior to this work, Ms. Cohen also served on the staff of U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, where she worked on policy issues impacting women, children and families.
Ms. Cohen is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and attended the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service.