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Thomas Kohn Professorial Lecturer Department of Management

Contact
Send email to Thomas Kohn
KSB - Management
New Mexico (3201) - 320
Degrees
Stanford BA. Harvard MBA.

Bio
Executive-in-Residence. Two-time CEO, now nonprofit executive director and college professor, focused on helping organizations -- both for profit and nonprofit -- create value for their stakeholders. At American University's Kogod School of Business has taught entrepreneurship (for profit and nonprofit), strategy, organizational behavior and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Teaches online and in-person. Served as the program director for professional/executive MBA program. Currently helps to bring companies to campus to work with seniors and MBAs for semester-long, experiential consulting projects. Outside of Kogod is Executive Director/Co-founder of CONNECTdmv, a social entrepreneurship venture working to close the opportunity and access gaps for students and families of color at DMV-based independent schools. Additionally, consults with for-profit companies on issues of strategy, business development, marketing, and fundraising. Co-founded and was CEO for seven years of e-billing company Transactis, which raised $70MM from investors such as banks Wells Fargo, PNC, Capital One, Fifth Third and TD, venture capital firm Safeguard Scientifics, and others, and was sold to Mastercard in May '19. First employee and CEO of Bid4Assets, where assisted in raising $10MM. As EVP/Digital for Cygnus Business Media helped to create and transform the company's digital strategy and to increase digital revenue, leading up to the company's sale. Has enjoyed positions with AOL, Viacom New Media, Freeloader and USATODAY.com/Gannett, where was Chief Revenue Officer, creating and launching the site's new e-commerce initiative and creating a $20MM revenue stream. In April 2013, was inducted into the Media Industry News (MIN) Digital Hall of Fame. Pre-Internet and business school, conceived of, launched, and produced several television and radio programs in New York City, produced nationally-aired commercials for Ogilvy (including a Super Bowl spot for American Express), and launched the east coast office of an LA-based television production company.
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Teaching

Spring 2021

  • KSB-100 Business 1.0

  • KSB-613 Strategic Decision Making

  • MGMT-458 Strategic Management

Summer 2021

  • MGMT-458 Strategic Management

Fall 2021

  • KSB-100 Business 1.0

  • KSB-100 Business 1.0

  • MGMT-458 Strategic Management