Tony Cohn

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Brand Strategist, Smithsonian Institution

Tony Cohn is a brand strategist for the Smithsonian Institution based in Washington, D.C. He is the creator of Sidedoor — a new podcast from the Smithsonian — for which he is also producer and host. In its first two months, Sidedoor garnered more than 300,000 listens and was listed by The Atlantic as a top podcast of 2016. Last year, Tony represented Smithsonian’s Office of Communications and External Affairs in Tunis, (Tunisia) where he collaborated with government officials and industry professionals to strategize the revitalization of the country’s tourism industry. Tony has professional experience in speech writing, media relations, fundraising, creative writing, and theatre arts.