SAFE and ReMo Remember Dr. Jerry Cohon, President Emeritus of Carnegie Mellon University and Founding Co-Chair of the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility

Washington D.C.—In response to news of the passing of Dr. Jerry Cohon, SAFE’s Founder, President, and CEO Robbie Diamond issued the following statement:

“It is with deep sorrow this morning that I received the news of Dr. Jerry Cohon passing. In addition to his leadership as the president emeritus of Carnegie Mellon University, Dr. Cohon provided SAFE and our Coalition for Reimagined Mobility with valuable perspective and guidance since its inception. Dr. Cohon’s dedication, vision, and commitment left an indelible mark on the communities he helped shape, and ReMo was fortunate to be one of these communities.

He was always generous with his time and open to every perspective. He helped turn CMU into a powerhouse of the United States creating one of the premier institutions that was revered in disciplines from engineering and science to arts and culture. Most importantly, he was humble about his accomplishments and in every conversation he would just say ‘call me Jerry.’ In addition, his love for Pittsburgh was always front and center.

During his tenure at CMU, Dr. Cohon’s unwavering commitment to advancing education, fostering innovation, and promoting collaboration propelled the university to new heights of achievement and recognition worldwide. His passion for academic excellence and his profound impact on countless lives will be remembered and cherished by those who had the privilege to work alongside him. We hope that his memory and legacy will be a guide for the efforts of many others in the way it will continue to shape the efforts of me and the ReMo team.”


About the Coalition for Reimagined Mobility

The Coalition for Reimagined Mobility (ReMo) is a global initiative of SAFE, advancing outcomes to shape transportation systems that are better for people and planet. Bringing together stakeholders across transportation, technology, and sustainability, ReMo conducts research and policy advocacy in the U.S. and Europe to create more efficient, sustainable, and secure ways to move people and goods. For more information visit

About SAFE

SAFE is an action-oriented, nonpartisan organization committed to transportation, energy, and supply chain policies that advance the economic and national security of the United States, its partners, and allies. SAFE has convened business and former military leaders since 2004 to support secure, resilient, and sustainable energy solutions. Visit to learn more.

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