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Comcast Executive David Cohen '77 to Present McCabe Lecture at Swarthmore College

Comcast Executive David Cohen '77 to Present McCabe Lecture at Swarthmore College

by Anita Pace

David L. Cohen'77, executive vice president of Comcast Corporation, will present the annual Thomas B. McCabe Lecture at Swarthmore College on Wed., Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Science Center, room 101. The talk, entitled "The Intersection of Politics, Business, and Public Policy," is free and open to the public.

Cohen directs Comcast's corporate communications, government affairs, public affairs, corporate administration, and serves as senior counselor to the CEO. Prior to joining Comcast in 2002, he served as a partner in and chairman of Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, one of the 100 largest law firms in the country, and as chief of staff to Governor Ed Rendell, during Rendell's tenure as mayor of the city of Philadelphia.

A native of New York, Cohen graduated from Swarthmore College in 1977 with a bachelor of arts degree and from the University of Pennsylvania Law School (summa cum laude) in 1981.

Cohen has received numerous awards for his civic and charitable activities and is an outstanding leader in the Philadelphia community. He serves as a member of the board of directors and Executive Committee of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and as a member of the chamber's CEO Council for Growth. He also is chair of the Trustee Board and the Executive Committee of Penn Medicine (an umbrella governance structure overseeing both the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the University's School of Medicine) and a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of its Executive Committee. Mr. Cohen serves as a national trustee of City Year and is chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. Mr. Cohen also serves as the vice chair of the board of directors of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

The McCabe Memorial Fund honors Swarthmore benefactor Thomas B. McCabe, Class of 1915, and funds the lectureship to bring individuals with distinguished careers to campus.