Steven M. Cohen

  • Trustee, NYU


Steven M. Cohen was previously chair at Empire State Development. Prior to that, he was chief administrative officer and general counsel of MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated, which owns and operates businesses spanning a wide range of industries, from cosmetics and digital entertainment to biotechnology and military equipment. He served as secretary to New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, in addition to serving as counselor and chief of staff in the Office of the New York Attorney General under Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo. He previously was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York. Steven serves on the board of Bank Leumi USA and the forthcoming Perelman Center for the Performing Arts. He previously served as vice chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.