Mr. Cooper directs PEFA’s business strategy and vision and also serves as President and CEO of WNC, PEFA’s affiliate that specializes in LIHTC syndication and property redevelopment using tax credits. He is President and co-founder of the Cooper Housing Institute, a family foundation with a mission of making housing a priority in the United States.
Prior to joining WNC in 1988, Mr. Cooper worked in government and legislative affairs in the Washington D.C. office of a multinational corporation. He is a trustee of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Political Action Committee, a member of the NAHB Housing Finance Committee and the board of directors of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), a co-chair of the Affordable Housing Subcommittee of the CBIA. He is also a member of the advisory board and Political Action Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC). Mr. Cooper earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of International Service of the American University.