Diversity Leadership: David L. Cohen, Comcast

David L. Cohen

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer


“We need thinkers and innovators,” David Cohen says in a message on Comcast‘s website. “We need diversity of thought, experience, product and people. To best reflect the customers and communities we serve, we’re infusing diversity and inclusion into our governance, workforce, sourcing, programming and community-investment practices.”

Cohen chairs Comcast’s external Joint Diversity Advisory Council and reports directly to Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts. Prior to joining Comcast, he was a Partner and Chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll law firm. He also served as Chief of Staff for the Mayor Ed Rendell of Philadelphia from 1992 to 1997.

Cohen is chairman of the board of trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and is a member of the board of trustees of Penn Medicine. He also serves on the boards of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, City Year and the National Urban League, and is on the Corporate Advisory Board of the National Council of La Raza.

A native of New York, Cohen received a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College in 1977 and a juris doctor from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1981. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two sons.

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