Carla Cohen

Community Volunteer

Carla Steiner Cohen was born in Ripon, Wisconsin on May 18, 1959.  She and her husband, Adrian, split their time each year between their homes in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee, and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Carla has a degree in fashion merchandising from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  After college, she was a buyer and manager of several departments of the Boston Store, a Midwest-based store chain.  She left the retail world to work for the research department of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wisconsin’s largest newspaper, focusing on the creation and analysis of consumer and political polling.

Carla has been devoted to ballet from an early age.  She began lessons at the age of four, and continued through high school dancing en pointe with the Ripon College dance corps.  She was a longtime season ticket holder with the Milwaukee Ballet, and became involved with Ballet Arizona as a Circles member.

Carla has been devoted for many years to community activities.  She served as a member and chair of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation committee on Jewish Community Center children’s programming.  She also served on the local PTA of her children’s schools.  Carla served for a decade at a meal kitchen for underprivileged Milwaukee residents, and has volunteered in Phoenix at the St. Mary’s Food Bank.  She has been closely participating in Phoenix for more than five years with activities connected to Adrian’s position as an executive member of the board of trustees of the Heard Museum.

Carla’s interests beyond ballet include golf.  She has assumed leadership positions as a president of the ladies’ division of Wisconsin’s North Shore Country Club, and as the club’s tournament representative for the Milwaukee Women’s Golf District Association.

Carla is the principal owner of a manufactured home community in the Milwaukee suburb of Cudahy.

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