Andrew Ross Sorkin is a financial columnist for The New York Times and a co-anchor of CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” Mr. Sorkin is also the founder and editor-at-large of DealBook, a news site published by the Times. He is the author of the bestselling book “Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System and Themselves,” which chronicled the events of the 2008 financial crisis. Mr. Sorkin co-produced an HBO adaptation of the book, which was nominated for 11 Emmy Awards. He is also co-creator of Showtime’s drama series “Billions.” Mr. Sorkin has won numerous journalistic honors, including two Gerald Loeb Awards, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He started writing for the Times in 1995, while still in high school.
Abby Joseph Cohen is an Advisory Director and Senior Investment Strategist at Goldman Sachs. Previously, she was chief U.S. investment strategist and president of the Global Markets Institute. She served on the Partnership Committee and remains a senior champion for the Disability Interest Forum. Ms. Cohen joined Goldman Sachs in 1990 and was named partner in 1998. She began her career as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. Ms. Cohen is a presidential councillor at Cornell University, where she chairs the steering committee for the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute for Innovation at Cornell Tech and is a life overseer of Weill Cornell Medicine. She is a member of the board executive committees of the Brookings Institution and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she previously served as board chair. Ms. Cohen is a former board chair of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute, a global organization with 125,000 members. She is an advisor to the investment committees of Cornell University and several other institutions. Ms. Cohen previously served as vice chair of the board of the New York Economic Club and on the national board of the Smithsonian Institution. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Cohen is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and a guest lecturer at other graduate schools of business. She was a member of the Obama White House-appointed Innovation Advisory Board for Economic Competitiveness. Ms. Cohen earned degrees in economics from Cornell University and George Washington University. She has received three honorary doctorates, including one in engineering. Ms. Cohen is recognized as a leader in U.S. portfolio strategy and was previously ranked No. 1 by Institutional Investor and Greenwich Associates. Ms. Cohen’s career is the subject of a Harvard Business School case study, a BusinessWeek cover story, and a profile in the New Yorker, including a cartoon.
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