Associate Vice President
Since joining The Cohen Group in 2010, Ben Supple has advised clients across a range of industries, including energy, defense and security, information technology, textiles, and consumer goods. He advises leading businesses on political, economic, operational, and regulatory factors that impact their interests. In addition, he helps clients with strategy development, market entry and due diligence, government affairs, and partnership building. Mr. Supple also manages much of the firm's day-to-day work in support of clients in Latin America, with a primary focus on South America.
Prior to joining The Cohen Group, Mr. Supple completed a year-long consulting project with the US Consulate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he assisted in the development of a diplomatic strategy to take advantage of opportunities associated with the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In 2009, Mr. Supple worked for the London Olympic Organizing Committee, helping to devise and implement the organization's social strategy for the 2012 Summer Games.
His previous work experience includes internships with the Center for American Progress and the National Endowment for Democracy, where he worked with the domestic policy and Latin American teams, respectively. At the National Endowment for Democracy, Mr. Supple coordinated logistics and planning for the Global Democracy Forum, bringing together former presidents from Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru to help strengthen democracy in Latin America. In addition, Mr. Supple spent a year leading a bilingual program at a primary school in Madrid, Spain, and taught freshman composition and persuasive writing classes at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco from 2006-2008.
Mr. Supple received a Master in Public Policy and International Affairs from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor's degree in English from Columbia University, where he graduated magna cum laude and played varsity football. At Harvard, Mr. Supple served as a teaching assistant for classes on negotiation and management and was selected as a 2010 Aspen Institute Security Forum Scholar.
Mr. Supple has spent substantial time overseas, is fluent in Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.