Coyotes president, CEO Ahron Cohen no longer with organization
- Coyotes president and CEO Ahron Cohen is no longer with the organization, multiple sources confirmed. Cohen had been with the Coyotes for nearly five years.
- Cohen was hired in August 2015 under previous majority owner Andrew Barroway, serving as the team’s chief operating officer and chief legal officer.
- He was named president and CEO in July 2018, replacing Steve Patterson, who was named to the same posts in July 2017.
- Under Cohen’s leadership, the Coyotes enjoyed improvement in multiple areas, including ticket sales, attendance, sponsorship sales and TV ratings.
- Cohen’s greatest legacy with the Coyotes will likely be the inclusive and responsive relationship he developed with the greater community, to which the Coyotes contributed a franchise-record $3.4 million in 2018-19.
- Cohen, who received his law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, initiated a mandate for all Coyotes employees to volunteer at least 15 hours a year of community service.
- Cohen wasn’t afraid to take a stand on social issues and he hired former Olympian Lyndsey Fry as a special adviser.
- Fry works with the team’s hockey development department to spearhead the growth of youth hockey, including girls hockey.
- The Coyotes have had seven team presidents since relocating to the Valley from Winnipeg in 1996: Shawn Hunter, Jim Lites, Doug Moss, Mike Nealy, Anthony LeBlanc, Steve Patterson and Cohen.
Sources & Credits: Craig Morgan, The Athletic
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