Teaching Fellow &
Academic Director, M.S.
In Supply Chain
Robert H. Smith
School of Business
Logistics, Business and
3424 Van Munching Hall
College Park, MD
Gary Cohen held several senior executive positions in his 30-year corporate career.
He worked in several disciplines, including international business, supply chain
management, product development, marketing and sales. Mr. Cohen served as Executive
Vice President of Nuway Distributors, President of Majestic Tool Corporation, President
and COO of Bestway Dealer Warehouse, and Executive Vice President for West Chester
Holdings, Inc. Mr. Cohen has served on several corporate advisory boards and on
the Board of Trustees for a non-profit organization. He is a founder and principal
of Forward Action Coaching, LLC, a firm specializing in helping executives, businesses
and organizations in the private and public sectors realize their full potential
in successfully executing sound business strategies and achieving overall objectives.
Mr. Cohen has also served as an Adjunct Executive & Leadership Coach for Right Management.
Mr. Cohen teaches in the areas of Supply Chain Management and International Business,
in the Undergraduate, M.S., MBA and Executive Education programs. He serves as an
executive coach in the EMBA program, and is faculty advisor to the Supply Chain
Management Society and the Global Business Society. Mr. Cohen was a 2009 recipient
of the Allen J. Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence and was named as a Top 15% instructor
in 2009 and 2010.
Mr. Cohen has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland
and an M.B.A. from Regis University. He received professional coach training from
the International Coach Academy (ICA), accredited by the International Coach Federation
Mr. Cohen is also an active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF),
American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), Academy of International Business
(AIB), Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and the American
Marketing Association (AMA). Mr. Cohen has also been named in Who's Who of American