Cohen Azzinaro Associates, LLC has been making its mark since 1993.The success of the firm can be attributed not only to Barbara's keen sense of style, but to the exemplary service, communication, follow-up and attention to detail provided to her clients. The outstanding furnishings the firm has supplied can be seen in high-end hotels, resorts, luxury multi-family residential public areas, restaurants and country clubs throughout the country. Representing a diverse array of manufacturers, Cohen Azzinaro Associates, LLC provides the hospitality industry with fashion forward interior design-related furnishings, including furniture, carpet, lighting, art consulting, textiles, mirrors and accessories.

Keeping her finger on the pulse of the industry, Barbara founded the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Chapter of NEWH (Network of Executive Women in Hospitality) in 1990 (now known as NEWH The Hospitality Industry Network ( She has continued her dedication to the organization, serving on the board, and now on committees, in various capacities. Her current term on the founding board of the East Coast Chapter of ILHA, the International Luxury Hotel Association ( began in March 2020 and will run through March 2023.

Get in touch with us today and discover how the insight and skill of Cohen Azzinaro Associates, LLC can bring excellence to your next interior design or procurement project.

Honors and Awards:

  • Woodard Hospitality Sales Rep of the Year, 2022
  • NEWH, Inc. 2022 College of Fellows inductee
  • NEWH, DC Metro Chapter 2019 Woman of Excellence Award
  • Executives with Heart Challenge since its 2013 inception
  • NEWH Washington, DC Metro Chapter Founder's Award, 20th Anniversary Gala, June 2013
  • NEWH, DC Metro Chapter 1999 Woman of Excellence Award
  • American Heart Association, GWR Heart Walk Top Walker's Club Award (multiple years)

Professional Organizations:
NEWH - The Hospitality Industry Network
  • NEWH, The Hospitality Industry Network, Washington, DC Metro Chapter
  • Founder of chapter and President of Founding Board of Directors, 1990
  • International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) NE Chapter logo ILHA/International Luxury Hotel Association
    East Coast Chapter Founding Board 2020-2023

Community Service Work: American Heart Association:

  • Heart Walk Team Captain, 1998 through present
  • Heart Ball Auction Committee, 1999 through present
  • Executives with Heart, 2013 to present
  • Chairperson of Heart Walk Community Teams Committee 2010
  • Heart Walk Executive Steering Committee, 1998 and 1999
  • 2023 Leaders of Impact Nominee/American Heart Association