Jack Cohen, the Executive Director of Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau

Jack Cohen headshot-hi 2016

Since 2003, Jack Cohen has been the Executive Director of Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau and over the past thirteen years, Jack’s dedication and vision have been instrumental in the growth of the Bureau. BCTCB started as a three employee organization with an annual revenue of $500,000 and under Jack’s leadership has grown to ten full time employees, an annual revenue of over $2 million and is one of the most successful and respected convention bureaus in the state and the country.

Jack also dedicates his time to several other associations. Jack is Chair of the Pennsylvania Destination Marketing Organization for the Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association and has served as the Vice President of the Community Development Corporation of Butler County since 2012. He is also a Board Member of the Moraine Preservation Fund and the Cranberry Township Sister Cities Association with Haiyang, China. Recently, Jack was awarded by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of Pittsburgh’s Most Admired CEO’s.

Perhaps one of Jack’s most notable contributions to Butler County is the conceptualization of the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival. Upon discovering that the Jeep was invented in Butler County, Jack jumped on the opportunity to create a community event celebrating the phenomenon that is the Jeep culture. Since the first event in 2011, the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival has become one of the most anticipated events of the year and attracts Jeep enthusiasts from all over the continent.

Most recently, Jack has been overseeing the revitalization project of The Kaufman House in Zelienople. Plans are in place to restore Zelienople’s landmark building back to its original grandeur. Once complete, The Kaufman House, will operate once again as a restaurant, lounge and boutique hotel and will be reinstated as the “gem of Zelienople.”

Jack resides in Cranberry, with his wife Janine. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.

To learn more about the exciting events and happenings going on around Butler County, be sure and visit the Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau website at www.visitbutlercounty.com.