• It is not the critic who counts…

    It’s the man in the ARENA
    who DARES GREATLY

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  • Your ideas become our task list.
    Your goals become our mission.

    Your success is our
    VICTORY.

    – Aaron Cohen

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  • acquire the tools to thrive
    in today’s marketplace

    Government Affairs

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  • build relationships &
    enhance your market presence

    Business Development

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  • build relationships &
    enhance your market presence

    Strategic Planning

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Aaron Cohen

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Aaron is the President of Arena Strategies.  When he founded the company he paid homage to his political mentor Teddy Roosevelt by adopting his motto, to ‘Dare Greatly.’  He found out early that carrying a big stick is good but a sharp axe is more effective.  He cuts through the clutter to achieve his clients’ goals.

Considered one of the preeminent strategic and political thinkers today, his counsel is sought by CEO’s, elected leaders, and policy makers.  It is his belief that in this information driven society liner models do not work you must include multiple variables, tangents, and innovations when you plan.

As President of Arena Strategies, Aaron has developed dozens of successful strategies for his clients.  Applying a unique approach to achieve each client’s goals has set the company apart and has given Arena a reputation of excellence.  In developing the Arena Strategies model, Aaron, has never believed that you pick clients based on their size but rather the size of the client’s vision.

Aaron is responsible for creation and implementation of the company business plan, client development, and coordinating all strategic activities on behalf of clients.  Since starting the company in 2005 Arena Strategies has grown over 20% each year.  It has also become an industry leader in business development and government affairs.

He is an innovative leader serving successfully in leadership positions for Coca-Cola, Franklin Quest, and the Project Management Institute. During the 1996 Olympic Games, Aaron was responsible for the management of 240 employees and the distribution of 82,000 tickets, working for the Project Management Institute, as a Certification Qualifications Coordinator, he helped develop the standards for the standardized PMP.

Aaron has successfully served as campaign manager and consultant to dozens of candidates from Governors, State Row Officers, United States Congressmen, State Senators, State Representatives, District Judges, Township Commissioners, and School Board members.  He has managed hundreds of employees and volunteers and has created some of the most successful campaign strategies that have won incredibly difficult races.

Through his political and business experiences Aaron has developed a unique national network.  His network of political and business leaders provides Arena Strategies’ clients unparalleled opportunities to execute their goals.

Aaron Cohen received his BA in Political Science from the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C.  He received his MA in Government from the Fels School of Government- University of Pennsylvania.  Aaron serves on several boards.  Service and community involvement have always been important to Aaron.  He is currently the Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board of Greater Philadelphia, a role he feels very passionate about.  He is also a member of the 2016 Heart Ball Executive Leadership Team, as well as on the Clubhouse Services and Public Affairs Committees of the Union League of Philadelphia.   Aaron and his wife Priscilla live in center city Philadelphia.