Ronald A. Cohan

Secretary, Making Waves Education Foundation Board; Public Contracts Lawyer

Ron Cohan headshot with greenery in background

About Ronald

Ronald Cohan (he/him/his) serves on the Making Waves Education Foundation Board’s Executive Committee as well as the Program Advisory Board. A board member since 2010, Ron is a retired public contracts lawyer having specialized in government procurement law, representing institutional clients such as Honeywell, 3M, Mitsui, Centex, Equifax, International Game Technology, and GTECH, and has served on the boards of International Display Works, Solar Power, Inc., and Isopedix Corporation. Ron received his B.A. from Occidental College and J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law.

Why Ronald supports Wave-Makers

As a longtime member of the Making Waves Foundation board, it’s been hugely rewarding to  witness firsthand the positive impact this extraordinary organization is making each year in the East Bay as it actively supports hundreds of students – mainly people of color and from underserved families – as they progress through college to graduate nearly debt-free and then begin graduate school or pursue employment opportunities aligned with their chosen career paths. It’s a worthy role model for college access and success programs across the U.S.