Perry Cohen is the Founder and Executive Director of The Venture Out Project, a non-profit committed to providing a safe and fun space for LGBTQ folks to experience the outdoors. Prior to founding The Venture Out Project, Perry was a member of the executive team at C&S Wholesale Grocers, the 10th largest privately held company in the US. While at C&S Perry was responsible for succession planning and leadership development. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors. In addition to his work in HR, Perry was deeply involved in community relations and forged partnerships with many nonprofits and schools including High 5. Perry holds an M.Ed and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. A native of New Hampshire, Perry lives in Western Massachusetts with his partner, their two children, and their chocolate lab.