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William S. Cooper Jr.

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Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • degrees
    University of Virginia
  • master's degree , business administration
    The Darden Graduate School
  • degrees
    The University of Virginia
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Press Releases - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond [cached]
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The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has hired William S. Cooper, Jr., as vice president and deputy director for diversity and inclusion.
VMSDC, 5 July 2011 [cached]
William Cooper First Vice Chairman The University of Virginia
VMSDC, 25 May 2011 [cached]
(Richmond, VA)-The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond has hired William S. Cooper, Jr., as vice president and deputy director for diversity and inclusion. When he joins the management team in February, Cooper will lead diversity and inclusion efforts. He also will work with the function's director in developing and directing the Bank's new Office of Women and Minority Inclusion (OMWI), and in coordinating similar efforts within the Federal Reserve System.
"This is a great opportunity to use my expertise and experience to help the Federal Reserve affect businesses and economies in the region and nation, and that excites me," said Cooper, the director of supplier diversity for the University of Virginia in Charlottesville since 2005.
A Richmond resident, Cooper's background also includes leading, developing and administrating supplier diversity programs for various firms and as a minority business owner. He was CEO of Richmond-based Choice Communications, Inc.; one of the largest African-American owned printing firms in the nation.
"Bill has dedicated his career to advancing minority business participation in the economy and in educating public and private firms regarding the business case behind it," Lacker said. "He is uniquely qualified for this new role, and well-prepared to help us move forward in innovative ways."
Cooper recently began a two-year term chairing the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council Board of Directors, which matches public and private organizations with certified minority-owned enterprises. He also is a member of the Virginia Governor's Supplier Diversity Advisory Board and the Novation Supplier Diversity Advisory Group, and is a board director for the Richmond Jazz Society.
Cooper received three degrees from UVA, including a master's degree in business administration from The Darden Graduate School of Business, and master's of planning and bachelor's of science degrees.
Virginia Association of Housing Counselors [cached]
RRHA welcomes two new Board of Commissioners - RRHA Board members welcomed two new members to the team - William Cooper and Robley S. Jones - in November 2013.
William Cooper is Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond where he is responsible for women and minority inclusion, which involves researching and understanding the various factors that contribute to economic inequities. He previously served as an urban planner in Charlottesville and Alexandria, where he was responsible for the implementation of neighborhood revitalization programs. A former business owner, Cooper serves on the Affordable Housing Task Force and is on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council. He is also a former member of the Richmond Jazz Society Board of Directors. Cooper earned two architectural degrees and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia.
..:: REDC Community Capital Group, Inc. ::.., 7 Dec 2012 [cached]
Mr. William S. Cooper Vice President, Office of Diversity & Inclusion The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
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