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Commonwealth National Bank Board of Directors

Beverly Cooper

Beverly_CooperBeverly M. Cooper is the Executive Vice President of Christian Benevolent Funeral Home. She previously held the position of development officer with the History Museum of Mobile. For seven and half years, Mrs. Cooper provided executive leadership to Paymaster USA, Inc., a software company specializing in on-line bill payment. She is the founder of BCAE Consulting serving as the managing consultant until the firm closed in 2003 and was an executive with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey; Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association; XEROX Corporation; and staff assistant, Office of the Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia; and the first Executive Director for the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).

Having served on the board of numerous local and statewide organizations, she served as Chairman for the Mobile County Department of Human Resources’ Board of Directors for 18 years, and as statewide Chairman for the Alabama Association of Human Resources Boards; formerly President Mobile Area Education Foundation (MAEF); President of Mobile County Bicentennial Commission; Vice-Chair Board of Directors, Mobile Museum of Art; and member U.S. Small Business Administration Advisory Council. Beverly is a member of Bethel AME Church and serves on its Trustee Board and Board member Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mrs. Cooper holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and an MBA. She is married to Major General J. Gary Cooper, USMCR (ret.), former US Ambassador to Jamaica West Indies, former Commissioner for Health andHuman Services for the State of Alabama and co-founder Commonwealth National Bank. They have three children and six grandchildren.

*Ambassador J. Gary Cooper, CNB Bancorp, Inc. Chairman

Gary_CooperAmbassador J. Gary Cooper is the Chairman of CNB Bancorp, Inc. and the retired Chairman of the Board of Commonwealth National Bank. He has had a lifetime of service within the community, military as a two- star general and the government. He has been on a wide range of boards including the Boards of United States Steel Corporation, Protective Life and others and currently serves on the Boards of Mobile, American Friends of Jamaica and others.

He has held positions as the United States Ambassador to Jamaica, Commissioner of the Alabama State Department of Human Resources, Senior Vice-President of David Volkert and Associates, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and the Environment and others.

From 1958 to 1970, Ambassador Cooper was an active duty Marine Corps officer. During his acclaimed military career, he reached the rank of Major General, and earned the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, two Purple Hearts and the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, Silver and Bronze Stars.

The Ambassador is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame.

Kathy Dunning

Kathy_DunningKathy Dunning is the Chair of the Accounting Department at the University of Mobile, and an Assistant Professor of Accounting, a Certified Management Accountant and is Certified in Financial Management. She has taught accounting at the university level for more than 20 years. She holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of South Alabama. She is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Accounting.

Mrs. Dunning serves on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation of the First Baptist Church of Mobile, and also on the Catholic Social Services Board. She serves as a Quality Examiner for Alabama Performance Excellence, advising various organizations on the application of Baldrige Quality procedures for their operational improvement. She is a member of the Gulf Coast Chapter of Certified Fraud Examiners, and a member of the Institute of Management Accountants. Mrs. Dunning is also an advocate of the Meals on Wheels program where she delivers meals on a regular basis.

Mrs. Dunning is married to Douglas Dunning, a local attorney, and they have two grown children. She plays golf, tennis, practices yoga, and cycles as often as she can and is an early morning regular at the Moorer YMCA.


David T. Frazier, Sr.

David_Frazier_SrDavid L. Frazier, Sr. is a native and lifelong resident of Mobile, Alabama. He attended Troy State University, the University of South Alabama, Birmingham Bible College and is working on a Doctorate of Theology degree at Andersonville Baptist Seminary. He has been employed with Alabama Department of Transportation for 22 years, 14 of which he has spent as a Design Section Leader.

He is currently the pastor of Revelation Baptist Church and has been for the last nine years. Rev. Fraizer's religious and civic organization involvement includes work with the NAACP, Selma University as their Former Chairman of the Trustee Board, Ala. State Baptist Congress of Christian Education, Missions Alabama State Missionary Baptist Convention as the Superintendent, the Volunteer Mobile Board of Directors, the Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama Board of Directors and others.


*Jacquitta Powell Green, Chairwoman

Jaquitta_Powell_GreenJacquitta Powell Green is Chairwoman of Commonwealth National Bank's Board of Directors. She also serves on the Board of Directors for CNB Bancorp, Inc.

Mrs. Green is the Vice President of Northside Exchange, which has offered financial services to the unbanked and underserved of the Mobile area for more than 30 years. In 2001, a national tax preparation franchise extended her an offer, and she established Envision Enterprises to offer unbiased and honest tax preparation services.

Mrs. Green has served on the boards of Volunteer Mobile, the National Check Cashier Association, the City of Prichard Chamber, Leadership Mobile and as the Nominations Chair of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. and Services to Youth Chair/Greater Mobile Chapter of the LJNKS, Inc.

She received a B.S. in Business Management from Alabama A&M University and earned a Masters of Business Administrattion from Springhill College.


*J. Scott Hunter

J_Scott_HunterJ. Scott Hunter is a former NFL Quarterback and sportscaster for CBS, WKRG and WNSP. He is an Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductee and Mobile Sports Hall of Fame inductee. Hunter is a Financial/Investment Advisor and Partner for Raymond James & Associates and a spokesperson for Terry Thompson Chevrolet-Oldsmobile. He has served on a number of Boards including the NFL Players Association, the Air Force Association, Volunteers of America, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Alabama Aviation Hall of Fame, Mobile Sports Hall of Fame, University of Alabama A Club and on the Board of Directors for ICC Capital Management. Hunter is a graduate of the University of Alabama. He also serves on the Board of Directors for CNB Bancorp, Inc.


Patrick C. Cooper

Patrick C. CooperPatrick Cooper graduated from Yale College in 1982 and Yale Law School in 1985. From 1985 to 1986, Patrick clerked for then-Chief Judge Sam C. Pointer, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. He then worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City, McCutchen Doyle in San Francisco, and was a litigation partner for many years at Maynard Cooper & Gale in Birmingham.

While at Maynard Cooper, Patrick obtained the largest jury verdict in the State of Alabama for a trade secrets case and the third largest verdict ever in Jefferson County. His cases were covered by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, CNN and the Birmingham News. Since joining the firm in 2010, Patrick has developed an extensive plaintiffs’ class action practice in the areas of securities fraud, consumer fraud and antitrust. He was co-lead plaintiffs’ counsel in a securities fraud class action against Regions Financial. He is currently class counsel in a securities fraud case against Walter Energy, co-lead plaintiffs’ counsel in a consumer fraud class action against Sturm Foods, and counsel in the U.S. Treasuries Auction Antitrust MDL class action. Patrick has been recognized as Best of the Bar and as a Super Lawyer. Patrick’s pro bono work includes successful litigation against rapper Tupac Shakur for wrongful death and against the City and County of San Francisco for race discrimination against African-American and Hispanic employees. He also represented black customers in a race discrimination suit against Dillard’s. Patrick has also been active in the community, serving on numerous non-profit boards, and founding the Birmingham Vision non-profit which, among other things, taught chess to children living in the Birmingham housing projects. He served on the Board of Directors of CNB from June 2000 to December 2006. Patrick rejoined the Board of CNB in November 2016.

* CNB Bancorp, Inc. Board of Directors
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