(New York, N.Y.) – New York SmartCEO recognized Co-Communications CEO Stacey Cohen as a 2015 Brava Award winner at the Brava Awards ceremony Sept. 28 at CAPITALE in Manhattan. The Brava Awards celebrate the distinguished achievements of New York’s top 40 women business leaders.
“I am honored to receive this award and recognition alongside such a diverse group of talented, influential women,” Cohen said. “This accolade is a testament to our desire for growth and innovation. At Co-Communications, we’ve created a culture that celebrates progress, collaboration, and creativity, which inspires me to lead meaningfully each and every day.”
The Brava Awards program celebrates female CEOs, nonprofit leaders and high impact executives who combine their irrepressible entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the community. Brava Award winners are exemplary leaders of both their companies and their communities. They encourage local philanthropy, mentor up-and-coming leaders and set their companies on the path to tremendous growth. Each year, an independent committee of local business leaders selects winners based on company growth, community impact and mentoring. SmartCEO shares their inspiring stories in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrates their success at an awards reception in September.
Cohen founded Co-Communications, Inc. in 1997, an award-winning full service marketing and public relations firm with offices in Westchester County, NY, Farmington, CT and midtown Manhattan. Cohen began her career at Marsteller Inc. (a division of Young & Rubicam), where she was responsible for expanding the corporate communications program for advertising executives. She then held senior positions in both public relations and marketing over a six-year period at CBS/FOX Video, then the world’s largest home video company.
Under Cohen’s leadership, Co-Communications has been awarded the Advertising Club’s “Best of Show” in 2002, 2010, and 2012, sponsored by Gannett; the Forbes Enterprise Award in 2006; and was inducted into the Westchester County Business Hall of Fame in 2008.
She was recently named the 2013 PRSA Practitioner of the Year in recognition of her professional achievements, experience, and reputation in the profession. Cohen speaks often at industry conferences. Cohen is also a HuffPost blogger and has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Crain’s, Sales & Marketing and other leading national publications. She chairs the Business Council of Westchester’s Marketing and Communications Council and currently serves on the board of The Business Council of Westchester and United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council. She holds a B.S. from Syracuse University, MBA from Fordham University and recently received a Certificate in Entertainment, Media and Technology from NYU Leonard Stern School of Business.