April 7, 2005
Three senior Bush Administration officials and a four-star Army General are joining The Cohen Group, enhancing the firm's position as a global strategic consulting team with unparalleled capabilities.
The new members of The Cohen Group are:
  • Ambassador Marc Grossman, the former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and the third-ranking official in the State Department. One of the very few individuals to hold the rank of Career Ambassador, he also served as U.S. Ambassador to Turkey among many other positions during his 31-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service. As the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Ambassador Grossman directed the daily operations of United States' diplomacy. Ambassador Grossman will join The Cohen Group as Vice Chairman June 6.
  • Admiral James Loy, the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and former head of the Transportation Security Administration and Commandant of the Coast Guard. In addition to his nationally recognized leadership and expertise in Homeland Security issues, Admiral Loy had a stellar 38-year career in the US Coast Guard during which he commanded Coast Guard cutters on combat patrols in Vietnam and earned the Bronze Star with Combat "V" as well as the Combat Action Ribbon. In 1994, he led US forces during the mass Haitian and Cuban migrations of 1994 and led Coast Guard forces in Operation Restore Democracy in Haiti. Admiral Loy will join The Cohen Group as a Senior Counselor April 18.
  • General Paul Kern, the head of the Army Materiel Command and a leading figure on defense transformation, as well as a highly decorated combat veteran. He won wide respect for his efforts to direct supply chain improvement efforts, maintain field readiness, and modernize weapons systems throughout the Army while still controlling costs. Late in 2004, General Kern was tapped by Secretary Rumsfeld and the Army to head up the internal investigation into abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. General Kern joined The Cohen Group this month as a Senior Counselor.
  • Frank Miller, the senior White House official responsible for advising President Bush on defense policy, following a lengthy career at the Department of Defense. Beginning in January 2001, Mr. Miller had responsibility within The White House for a wide range of Presidential policy initiatives in the fields of nuclear deterrence policy, strategic arms reductions, national space policy, defense trade reform, land mines, and transforming the American and NATO militaries. He directed interagency support of both Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan in 2001, and Operation Iraqi Freedom during its pre-, trans-, and post-war phases. Frank joined The Cohen Group this month as a Vice President.
The four new senior additions join a team that already includes former NATO Commander and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Joseph Ralston and former United Kingdom Defence Minister and NATO Secretary General Lord George Robertson. The Cohen Group was formed in 2001 by former Senator and Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen.
"We are proud to add these four truly outstanding public servants to the elite team of top professionals we have assembled who together bring a highly effective set of talents and capabilities to our clients," said Cohen.
The Cohen Group is currently comprised of 35 professionals who have many decades of combined experience working in top-level positions in Congress, the White House, the State Department, the Defense Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the Intelligence Community, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, other Federal agencies, the World Bank and in European and Asian governments.
The Cohen Group provides its clients the insights and intelligence needed to better understand and shape the business, political, legal, regulatory, and media environments in which they operate. This includes both developing strategic business plans to help clients achieve their objectives and actively participating with clients in the execution of those plans. The Cohen Group practice groups include Aerospace & Defense; Homeland Security; China; Information Technology; Telecommunications; Bio-technology; Strategic Communications; Transportation & Logistics; Financial Services & Investment; Real Estate; and Agriculture, serving clients in North America, East Asia, South Asia, Europe, Russia, Australia, Africa and Latin America.
In addition, The Cohen Group is affiliated with TCG Financial Partners, a merchant banking firm specializing in the defense, aerospace, and information technology markets. TCG Financial Partners provides clients with independent advice across a broad spectrum of services including Strategic Advice, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Raising. Its principals have led Wall Street corporate and investment banking groups and possess extensive experience in financial transactions in the defense, aerospace, information technology, and related sectors.TCG Financial Partners works closely with The Cohen Group to leverage the latter's unequalled expertise and insight in targeted sectors.
The Cohen Group also has a strong strategic partnership with DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, an international law firm with more than 2,800 lawyers located in 18 countries and 49 offices throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S., specializing in government and international affairs, business and technology, real estate and litigation.