American International Group, Inc.’s Board of Directors announced the election of former United States Secretary of Defense and former United States Senator William S. Cohen as a Director.
Cohen, 63, is currently Chairman and CEO of The Cohen Group, a consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C. He is also Chairman of the US-Taiwan Business Council and the William S. Cohen Center for International Policy and Commerce at the University of Maine.
He served from 1997 to 2001 as U.S. Secretary of Defense in the Clinton Administration and as U.S. Senator from Maine from 1979 to 1997. Prior to his election to the Senate, he represented the Second District of Maine in the United States Congress from 1973-1979. He was Mayor of Bangor, Maine and Assistant Penobscot County Attorney prior to his Congressional service. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College and received a law degree from Boston University School of Law.
Commenting on Cohen’s election, AIG’s Chairman M. R. Greenberg stated: “I am pleased that Bill Cohen has joined the AIG Board. He brings extraordinary experience and a global perspective in areas that are important to AIG, and we look forward to his contributions to AIG as a Director.”
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