Margaret Cosentino serves as Senior Vice President for Business Development for Arconic Defense. In this capacity, Ms. Cosentino leads all business development efforts for Arconic Defense, to include primary responsibility for land and sea segment initiatives. She is responsible for the development of strategy, execution of new business pursuits and the stewardship of existing relationships with defense prime contractors and the Department of Defense.
Ms. Cosentino was previously a Vice President at The Cohen Group, a strategic advisory firm that provides consulting services to multinational corporations and mid-market companies from a variety of industries, including defense, healthcare, financial services, information technology, and manufacturing. Ms. Cosentino worked with clients to build and execute business development strategies in the US, Middle East and Asia and specialized in US government budget trends and analysis; defense acquisition and investment; defense health research and support; and force development and force management.
Prior to joining The Cohen Group, Ms. Cosentino was Executive Director of The Leaders Project, a non-profit policy organization chaired by former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen focused on development of successor generation leadership around emerging security issues. Previously, Ms. Cosentino was with the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). She coordinated a diverse set of program initiatives, including projects focused on U.S. foreign policy in the Asia Pacific region, counter-terrorism and transatlantic relations.
Ms. Cosentino received a B.S. in International Politics from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (SFS) and an M.A. in International Economics and Strategic Studies from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Ms. Cosentino serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Defense Industrial Association and the Board of Directors of the Georgetown University Hoya Hoop Club.