Robbin Cohen

Executive Vice President, Obama Presidential Center at Obama Foundation

Robbin has served on the executive leadership team of the Obama Foundation since its inception in 2014 and has over 35 years of experience in corporate strategy, real estate, finance, operations, and accounting. She was the first member of the Foundation team and led all aspects of the Foundation’s activities in the early years. In her current role as Executive Vice President, she has overall responsibility for the delivery of the Obama Presidential Center and the Foundation’s technology platform, while also overseeing the finance and strategy functions. Prior to her time at the Obama Foundation, Robbin was instrumental in the creation and organization of Pritzker Realty Group (PRG), where she served as President. During her two decades with PRG, Robbin led efforts in the acquisition, development, financing, management, and disposition of over $5 billion in assets. Robbin was a founding Board member of the Lincoln Park Music Foundation, helping to support Chicago based music programs to ensure equitable access. She also served on the Board and chaired the Finance Committee of Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, a Jewish school on the North Side of Chicago. Robbin is also a member of the Commercial Club of Chicago. Robbin holds a BBA from the University of Michigan.


  • Executive Vice President, Obama Presidential Center

    Current role

  • EVP, OPC, Strategy, Technology