Kenneth P. (Ken) Cohen
VP, Public and Government Affairs, ExxonMobil Corporation
The top spokesman for Exxon Mobil, Cohen is the go-to guy on gas prices, energy policy and environmental sustainability for the corporate giant. Cohen, who also runs the company's non-profit foundation, has worldwide responsibility for Exxon Mobil's government relations, communications, media relations, global community relations and corporate citizenship activities. According to an article in PRWeek, "Cohen began his career at Exxon in 1977 as a lawyer working his way up on the legal side until 1999, when the company acquired Mobil, and he was asked to build and run a combined public affairs group. Today, Cohen leads a global team of 460 full-time staffers who handle all external facing communications, including media relations, government affairs, and CSR, for the 80,000-employee company and is chairman of the ExxonMobil Foundation." Cohen is based at corporate headquarters in Dallas and reports to Michael Dolan, SVP, ExxonMobil.