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Scott Golden, Co-Founder, Golden & Cohen

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Scott Golden, CFO of the health-benefits firm Golden & Cohen is recognized as an industry leader in the small to mid-size insurance market, and ranks among the area’s top producers, according to the Washington Business Journal’s Annual List.

He received a BS in Marketing from the University of Maryland in 1985, an MBA from George Washington University in 1990, and later a JD and LLM in taxation from the University of Baltimore. His advanced academic and legal degrees enable him to evaluate local and national mandates in conjunction with helping his clients prepare and implement the proper strategy.

Supporting the community is important to Scott, who advocates about the importance of lower health-care rates on behalf of his clients. He has served on the Green Acres School Board of Trustees and sits on the board of ALS-DC in Maryland.

Scott is a native of upstate New York. He has been married to Golden & Cohen co-owner Stephanie Cohen since 1989. They have two children.

For more information about Scott’s insurance firm, visit www.golden-cohen.com contact Scott Golden by email at scott@golden-cohen.com.

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