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Mr. William S. Cooper Jr.

Wrong William S. Cooper Jr.?

Vice President Diversity and Incl...

Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
701 E. Byrd St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219
United States


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, 16 Aug 2010 [cached]
· Bill Cooper, Director of Supplier Diversity, University of Virginia
Bill Cooper currently serves ..., 21 May 2013 [cached]
Bill Cooper currently serves as the vice president and deputy director of the new Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The office is responsible for all matters relating to diversity in management, employment, and business activities. Before joining the Richmond Fed, Bill served as director of supplier diversity at the University of Virginia. He is a recognized public speaker who brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to the business of diversity and inclusion. A native of Richmond, Bill holds two degrees in Architecture and an MBA, all from the University of Virginia. Bill's leadership positions include Chairperson Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (VMSDC) as well as seats on the University of Richmond's Supplier Diversity Leadership Council, REDC Community Capital Group Board of Directors and the Governor's Supplier Diversity Advisory Board.
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.
VMSDC, 5 July 2011 [cached]
William Cooper First Vice Chairman The University of Virginia
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