2004 MPP Alumna of the Year Mary Kohav, MPP 1998

Mary Kohav is VP of Community Engagement Programs at The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and oversees communications and programming of the department’s civic engagement portfolio. An experienced team leader providing strategic communications, community relations and public affairs services to clients in the private, public and nonprofit sectors, Mary has been at the forefront of leading change across numerous institutions.

Before joining the Federation, as BSC’s Director of PR and Marketing, Mary led and managed consumer-focused patient engagement, digital marketing and earned media campaigns for leading global health organizations. She ran branding and marketing campaigns on emerging and cutting-edge health trends working daily with world-renowned surgeons, medical industry innovators and other healthcare influencers.

Before joining BSC, Mary branched out on her own to run Mary Kohav PR, helping creative agencies compete for, win and implement public sector RFPs while also leading social media and digital marketing campaigns for social justice nonprofits including Breathe LA, First 5 LA and the Legal Aid Foundation of LA.

As Associate VP at the Lee Andrews Group, Mary managed strategic public affairs services for clients in the environmental, real estate, transportation and health-related industries and led one of the nation’s foremost clean energy campaigns as project manager for the Green LA programs of the LADWP.

Mary is a Board Member at the Speak Up Foundation and CivicCare and is an alum of The Jewish Federation’s Rautenberg New Leaders Project. Mary holds a BA in philosophy from the University of Michigan and a Master in Public Policy degree from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and has been awarded with the Luskin Public Policy program’s Alumna of the Year Award for excellence in community service, professional achievement, public service and university service.

Employer: Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles
Profile: linkedin.com/in/marykohav
Twitter: @goodstuffpr
Media: HuffPost, Jewish Journal

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