Biden appoints Comcast executive and Philadelphia supporter David Cohen as U.S. Ambassador to Canada
According to reports, David L. Cohen organized the first fundraising event for Joe Biden to win the 2020 presidential campaign at his home in Philadelphia in April 2019. Wall Street Journal. on Wednesday, President announced Cohen, senior adviser to Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, has been nominated as the next U.S. ambassador to Canada.
Cohen is a New Yorker, but has a deep Philadelphia descent. In addition to his long tenure at Comcast in the early 2000s, the University of Pennsylvania Law School graduate also served as chief of staff to former Mayor Ed Rendell in the 1990s. He also worked in law at the high-profile Ballard Spahr in Philadelphia and served on the board of directors of the University of Pennsylvania, the School of Medicine of Pennsylvania, and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
“I am honored to be nominated as ambassador to Canada, and I thank President Biden for the opportunity to serve my country and represent him,” Cohen said in a statement. Tweeted by Jonathan Tamari of Inquirer“If confirmed, I look forward to working with our neighbors in Canada and continuing to develop and develop this very strong and important relationship as we continue to fight the pandemic and make our economy stronger.”
Cohen “may be in direct contact with the White House-this is a valuable feature of Ottawa,” wrote Lauren Gardner and Andy Blatchford of Politico, He said that Comcast’s executives are not the only Biden booster vying for the nomination.
Gardner and Blatchford wrote: “Richard Perkins, a former Nevada state member and founder and CEO of the Canadian and Nevada Business Council, expressed his views to POLITICO in March. Interest in this job.” “Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader and Nevada Democrat Harry Reid once advocated on his behalf.”
Lendl later became the 45th governor of Pennsylvania, Tell the enquirer in December Cohen hopes to join the Biden administration as the secretary of commerce or as an ambassador for countries “at the heart of American policy” such as Canada or Germany.
“He is not looking for the Bahamas,” Lendl told the paper.
The German position is held by the President of the University of Pennsylvania, Amy Gutman, and Biden Nominated for this position in early JulyAs a member of the board of directors of the University of Pennsylvania, Cohen has worked with Gutman for more than ten years.
“As the longest-serving chairman in the recent history of the University of Pennsylvania, he is absolutely tireless in his commitment to the University of Pennsylvania. Thanks to his management, this university has become better.” Gutman talks about Cohen November. “I can’t exaggerate the extraordinary work David did.”
According to the “Inquirer” report, Cohen has signed an employee agreement with Comcast and will assume Roberts’ current advisory position by the end of 2025, but if he is confirmed as the Canadian ambassador, he may have to leave the company .