A teacher once told Gary Cohn’s parents that if they were lucky, he might grow up to be a truck driver.
“I was a horrible student,” Cohn, the president and COO of Goldman Sachs, told a room full of teachers.
On Thursday night, Cohn was honored at Teach For America’s Annual New York City Benefit Dinner held at the Waldorf-Astoria.
“I know from my experiences in life that educators had an enormous impact and influence on me,” he said. “And fortunately or unfortunately, I had a lot of experience with different educators.”