Michael Cohen is the Vice President of Government Affairs for Renaissance Reinsurance, a global provider of reinsurance and insurance to cover the risk of natural and man-made catastrophes. Prior to his current position, Mr. Cohen was a director of industry and state relations at Freddie Mac.
He also served as the Deputy Chief of Staff of the White House Community Empowerment Board in the Clinton White House, was the White House liaison at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and ran the Office of Special Actions for HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo. In addition he established and ran the Office of Disaster and Emergency Management at HUD, following a series of disasters in 1997.
Michael was a legislative assistant in the U.S. House of Representatives and has held various other positions both in and out of government.
Michael grew up in Miami, Florida and earned a B.A. at Columbia University and a J.D. at Emory University School of Law.