Cohen Azzinaro Associates, LLC has been making its mark since 1993, (prior to that, principal Barbara Azzinaro worked as a purchasing manager, procuring furnishings for the hospitality and healthcare industries).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 and restaurants 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, mirrors, textiles and accessories. Many of our lines pride themselves in offering "green" capabilities. Ask us about these sustainable alternatives.

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.

2013 not only marked the 20th anniversary of Cohen Azzinaro Associates, LLC, but also that of the Washington, DC Metro chapter of NEWH. And, to top off the NEWH gala celebration, Ms. Azzinaro was given an award commemorating her years of leadership and dedication to the organization.

She speaks at colleges in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan area, including the Maryland Institute, College of Art (where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design), George Washington University and VCU Arts, where she shares her insight and skill with interior design students, helping to ensure further excellence in the field with every graduating class.

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 project.

Honors and Awards:

  • Executives with Heart Challenge “top ten” 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 Organization:
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
  • Community Service and Scholarship Committees 2018

Community Service Work: American Heart Association:

  • Heart Walk NEWH 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

International Luxury Hotel Association North East Chapter Advisory Board
Barbara Azzinaro, of Cohen Azzinaro Associates, LLC (and NEWH DC Metro chapter founder in 1990) is thrilled to have been invited to sit on the advisory board of the newly forming Northeast Chapter of the International Luxury Hotel Association. She looks forward to being the liaison between this new chapter of the ILHA and our NEWH chapter, encouraging networking between the two organizations.