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Paul Wood

Chief External Communications Officer

Cohen Veterans Network

As Chief External Affairs Officer and a member of the leadership team, Wood is responsible for setting overall communications strategy for Cohen Veterans Network and oversees communications, marketing, social media and public partnerships.

Prior to joining Cohen Veterans Network, Wood was a partner at Ketchum, a top three global public relations firm, where he held a variety of roles focused on client leadership, practice leadership, client experience and growth. He has expertise in using strategic communications programming to drive organizational outcomes. While at Ketchum, Wood developed cause and public education campaigns for Michelin, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, The New York State of Health and other clients.

Prior to Ketchum, Wood worked for other leading agencies such as Burson-Marsteller and Fleishman-Hillard in both the US and Asia. His work on behalf of clients has been recognized through numerous awards programs including PRSA Silver Anvils, PR Week, Global Sabre Awards and others. Wood is also a frequent speaker/commentator on disruption and communications.

Wood received a BA in English from The University of California at Irvine. He also is certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt.