Beverly Cooper has over four decades of experience as an executive, a manager, a consultant and practitioner in development, finance, marketing and sales, strategic planning, and transportation.
Mrs. Cooper joined the marketing team at the Christian Benevolent Funeral Home in 2011 and serves as Executive Vice President, chief marketing representative for Pre-Need Sales and apprentice funeral director. Previously, she 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. From 1999 until 2001, Mrs. Cooper served as the Director of Institutional Advancement and the Chief Operations Officer for the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science and the ASMS Foundation. She has provided consulting services to Commonwealth National Bank of Mobile, and the transportation and insurance industry nationwide.
She is the founder of BCAE Consulting serving as the managing consultant until the firm closed in 2003. Prior to the creation of BCAE Consulting, Mrs. Cooper 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 currently serves as Chairman for the Mobile County Department of Human Resources’ Board of Directors, and as statewide Chairman for the Alabama Association of Human Resources Boards.
She previously served as President Mobile Area Education Foundation (MAEF); President of Mobile County Bicentennial Commission; and General Chair Mobile United and member Education Committee Mobile United; Board member of Leadership Alabama; Co-Chair of the Yes We Can Education Reform Initiative for the MAEF; Vice Chairman for the Board of Directors at the Mobile Museum of Art; Dean for the Leadership Mobile Class of 2003; U.S. Small Business Administration Advisory Council member for the State of Alabama and the National Advisory Council; Commonwealth National Bank (Mobile, AL); Mobile Planning Commission; Moorer YMCA, Finance Committee Chair; and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce. Beverly is a member of Bethel AME Church and serves on its Trustee Board.
Mrs. Cooper holds a Masters degree in Social Work and an MBA. Beverly has completed classes in mortuary science at the Jefferson State Community College. She is married to Major General J. Gary Cooper, USMCR (ret.), former US Ambassador to Jamaica West Indies, former Commissioner for Health and Human Services for the State of Alabama and co-founder Commonwealth National Bank. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Ambassador 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 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 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 is President and Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth National Bank and 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 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.
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