Seth Cohen—Director of Network Initiatives
As part of the senior leadership team of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, Seth serves as its Director of Network Initiatives, leading the Foundation’s efforts to identify, connect and support global networks of young Jewish adults to enable them to create Jewish experiences and communities for themselves and their peers. He is also involved in the day-to-day legal affairs of the Foundation.
Seth previously worked for 13 years as a nationally recognized Atlanta-based corporate attorney, most recently as a partner at the international law firm of Holland & Knight LLP, leading its Atlanta corporate and M&A team. In addition to representing clients ranging from start-ups to Fortune 10 telecommunications companies, Seth also received recognition for his commitment to pro bono legal services, including his work as one of the lead attorneys in a successful federal civil rights lawsuit protecting the voting rights of Georgia citizens.
Seth has served as a committed activist in the local and national Jewish community, serving in leadership roles within a diverse array of organizations. An alumnus of the Wexner Heritage Program and a frequent author and panelist on a range of topics on Jewish life and innovation, Seth has served as a Vice-Chair and Chair of Allocations for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and in volunteer leadership roles for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee; the Jewish Agency for Israel; the American Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region; and the 24/7 Gateway Center, Atlanta’s premier program for addressing chronic homelessness. Seth recently completed a two-year term as President of the Board of Jewish Family & Career Services in Atlanta and is currently a member of the Young Leadership Cabinet of Jewish Federations of North America.
Seth graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Government & Politics and graduated with honors from theUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law. Seth and his wife Marci have three children, Morgan, Danielle and Jordan. In addition to his family, Seth loves books, music and peanut butter, although not necessarily all three at the same time.
Follow Seth on Twitter at @sethacohen33.