Kathryn Cohen, Executive Director, is the head of the Research Helpdesk at ISS. Her responsibilities include developing policies, maintaining the proxy voting guidelines and other policy-related documents, answering the policy and research-related questions of institutional clients and of corporate issuers, and coordinating engagements between the research team and outside constituents. She also oversees the draft review process for US and Canadian issuers.
Kathy has worked at ISS since 1999, with prior stints in market analysis and as the Manager of Strategic Partnerships. Prior to joining ISS, she was the Director of Financial Planning at Dolan Financial Corporation, a fee-only investment advisory firm, and before that she was the Manager of Special Projects, Financial Planning, at USAir, Inc., specializing in financial forecasting.
Kathy has her MBA from Boston University and her undergraduate degree from Harvard University. She also earned the Certified Financial Planner certification.