Ross Cohen

Chief External Affairs Officer


Ross Cohen is the Chief External Affairs Officer with Blue Star Families. After college at Brown University, his first jobs were in journalism, working as an editorial assistant at The International Herald Tribune and as the English-language editor at the UB Post in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Following 9/11, he enlisted into the U.S. Army as an infantry paratrooper, serving one deployment in Afghanistan.

After graduating with a Master’s in Public Affairs from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, he worked on Presidential and Congressional campaigns. He then served in multiple positions empowering veterans and military families, including several years in executive director roles with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and JPMorgan Chase.

Ross lives in Seattle, WA, and has been designated a Point of Light by the Points of Light Institute.