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.
Mike Dow is a three-tour Vietnam veteran having served as a paratrooper rifleman and helicopter door gunner in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a BS degree and an MBA in Economics. After his enlistment, Dow worked as the director and senior vice-president of Sales and Marketing for QMS, Inc., a high-tech, start-up electronics manufacturing company. Following his successful QMS business experience Dow ran for public office in 1989, serving four terms (16 years) as the Mayor of Mobile, Alabama.
Prior to his service as Mayor, Dow had served for ten years on most of the community boards to include Mobile United, Chamber of Commerce, United Way, Social Services, Arts and Culture and in 1987 was the volunteer VP of the newly staffed Chamber of Commerce Community Development Division. He is a recipient of numerous awards and personal distinctions which include Mobilian of the Year, University of South Alabama Distinguished Alumni Award, State Arts Council Business Man of the Year, The South East Tourism Council Guiding Light recipient and Danny Thomas Award for St Jude's Children's Hospital.
Dow is currently Exec VP of Sales and Marketing for CentraLite Systems, Inc. and the President of Gulf Coast Entertainment (GCE), LLC.
Tyrone Fenderson, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Commonwealth National Bank and a member of Commonwealth National Bank's Board of Directors. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of CNB Bancorp, Inc., holding company for Commonwealth National Bank.
A Birmingham, Alabama native, Fenderson began his banking career more than twenty five years ago and has served in roles of increasing responsibility for regional and community banking organizations prior to his current role. As an engaged community banker, Fenderson is an active leader in the financial services industry, which has included offering testimony before the United States House of Representatives’ Financial Services Committee. He currently serves as Chairman of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) Community Bank Advisory Council, providing advice to CFPB executive leadership on a broad range of consumer financial matters, specifically related to the intersection of community banking and regulatory policy trends. In addition to the CFPB appointment, Fenderson is in his third term on the American Bankers Association's Community Bankers Council, where he also serves as a member of the Administrative Committee.
Fenderson is an active civic leader, currently serving on the boards of the Downtown Mobile Alliance (Past Chairman), Mobile Museum of Art (Chairman), Alabama School of Math and Science Foundation (Chairman) and Leadership Alabama. He previously served the two-term maximum on the Board of Trustees for the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
Fenderson is a licensed Municipal Securities Professional with active Series 52 , Series 53 and Series 63 securities licenses issued by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He is also a registered Municipal Advisor with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Fenderson earned a Master’s of Business Administration from Troy University, a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Faulkner University. He is a graduate of the Alabama Banking School at the University of South Alabama, the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University and the Stonier Graduate School of Banking at the University of Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
Jacquitta Powell Green is the Vice President of Northside Exchange. She 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. Mrs. Green is a graduate of Alabama A & M University and Springhill College. She also serves on the Board of Directors for CNB Bancorp, Inc.
Christopher Sylvester, graduate of the University of Mobile, is the Executive Vice-President of Information Technology Modular Housing Division and on the Board of Directors for the Mitchell Company, Inc. and its affiliates. He has served as the President of the Association of Information Technology Professionals, on the Board of Trustees for The Mitchell Company LPGA Tournament of Champions and the Nike Tour Championship. He is a volunteer golf coach at Vigor High School. He currently serves on Board of Education for St. Pius X Catholic School, the Board of Directors for Commonwealth National Bank, the Board of Directors for CNB Bancorp, Inc. Bancorp, Board of Directors for Alabama School of Math and Science, Board of Directors for Camp Rap-A-Hope, as the director for Junior Golf Association of Mobile and in the Greater Mobile Chapter of 100 Black Men of America.
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