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Aiden Cohen

  • AP-GA Certified
Austin, TX

Aiden’s background is in contract development, continuous improvement, and project management. Aiden has a degree in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. During the past 15 years, Aiden has worked for an international aerospace corporation, a real estate development firm, and owned a small business.

For the last 5 years, Aiden has worked in municipal government and focused on sustainable purchasing, business outreach, and policy development. At every opportunity, Aiden works to communicate the economic, environmental, and national security implications of inefficient resource consumption. His goal is to implement innovative, sustainable, and customer-focused strategies in a practical, profitable, and fiscally-responsible manner.

Currently, Aiden serves as the Environmental Conservation Program Manager for Austin Resource Recovery. As the manager of the Business Outreach team, Aiden facilitates new policies influencing the Austin business community. Responsibilities include executive presentations, project management, business engagement, budgeting, hiring and strategic planning. Aiden is responsible for implementing the City’s Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO) and helping companies save money by meeting other Zero Waste requirements and sustainability initiatives.

In the community, Aiden participates in several non-profit organizations that provide opportunities for children and help local businesses develop green capabilities. Additionally, Aiden is involved with several organizations including the Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN), Net Impact-Austin, and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce. Aiden lives in central Austin with his wife Caroline and jack-the-cat. Aiden “walks the talk” and lives in a super-efficient AE Green Building 5-Star rated house that produces more electricity from their rooftop solar array than they use every year.