The Cooper Institute
 

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

 

Board of Trustees

The following is the current Board of Trustees that oversees The Cooper Institute's strategic direction and educational and research initiatives.

 

Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, Dallas, TX

Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH
Chairman Emeritus
  • Author of the best-selling book, Aerobics, in 1968 and 19 subsequent books
  • Founded The Cooper Institute, a nonprofit foundation, in 1970
  • Later established the Cooper Clinic, Cooper Fitness Center, Cooper Hotel & Conference Center, Cooper Spa, Cooper Wellness, Cooper Consulting Partners, and Cooper Complete

Tedd Mitchell, MD, Lubbock, TX

Tedd Mitchell, MD
Chairman
  • President of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock
  • Former President and CEO of Cooper Clinic
  • Co-authored two books
  • Fellowship status with the ACP and the ACSM
  • Institute Board member since 2010

Charles Anderson, Dallas, TX

Charles Anderson, Dallas, TX
Vice Chairman
  • Co-founder of Bandera Ventures
  • Board Member: East-West Ministries, Triumph Savings Bank, Quintess
  • Institute Board member since 2011

Neil J. O'Brien, Dallas, TX

Neil J. O'Brien, Dallas, TX
Secretary of the Board
  • Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP, Dallas, TX. (Ret.)
  • Founding member of the Board of the Dallas Business Committee for the Arts
  • Board member at the University of Dallas, Dallas, TX
  • Member of the City of Dallas High Technology Task Force
  • Institute Board member since 1980

Lester M. Alberthal, Jr., Plano, TX

Lester M. Alberthal, Jr., Plano, TX
  • Former Chairman, President, and CEO of Electronic Data Systems, Plano, TX
  • Board Member: Cox School of Business at SMU; Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco; Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Institute Board member since 1989

Arthur M. Blank, Atlanta, GA

Arthur M. Blank, Atlanta, GA
  • Owner and Chairman of the Atlanta Falcons
  • Chairman of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
  • Co-founder of Home Depot
  • Institute Board member since 2003

Brian Casey, Dallas, TX

Brian Casey, Dallas, TX
  • President and CEO of Westwood Holdings Group
  • Member of Governor's Business Council for the State of Texas and Young Presidents' Organization (YPO)
  • Board Member: Tartan Board of Directors; Baylor Health Care System Foundation
  • Institute Board member since 2011

Susan Dell, Austin, TX

Susan Dell, Austin, TX
  • Co-founder and CEO of the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
  • The foundation is designed to encourage children to reach their greatest potential
  • Founder/CEO, Phi
  • 2004 Ironman Triathlete Competition Finisher
  • Institute Board member since 2002

Elmer Doty, Dallas, TX

Elmer Doty, Dallas, TX
  • President and CEO of Accudyne Industries
  • Institute Board member since 2006

David D. Glass, Bentonville, AR

David D. Glass, Bentonville, AR
  • Member of Retail Hall of Fame and Arkansas Business Hall of Fame
  • Chairman/CEO Kansas City Royals Major League team
  • Board of Directors, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Institute Board Member since 2004

Joseph Goldstein, MD, Dallas, TX

Joseph Goldstein, MD, Dallas, TX
  • Recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Medicine for research on cholesterol metabolism
  • Professor of Molecular Genetics and Internal Medicine, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Institute Board member since 2003

Hon. Mike Huckabee, Little Rock, AR

Hon. Mike Huckabee, Little Rock, AR
  • Former Governor of Arkansas
  • Author: Stop Digging Your Grave With A Knife and Fork; Simple Government
  • Host: Huckabee on Fox News; The Huckabee Report on radio
  • Institute Board member since 2005

Ray L. Hunt, Dallas, TX

Ray L. Hunt, Dallas, TX
  • Chairman, President, and CEO of Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Dallas, TX
  • Past Chairman of the Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank, Dallas, TX
  • Member of the Texas Business Hall of Fame
  • Institute Board member since 1984

Jim Keyes, Dallas, TX

Jim Keyes, Dallas, TX
  • President, Key Development, LLC
  • Former CEO of Blockbuster, Inc.
  • Education is Freedom Foundation Board Member
  • 2005 Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished American Award Recipient
  • Institute Board member since 2006

Drayton McLane, Jr., Temple, TX

Drayton McLane, Jr., Temple, TX
  • Chairman of the McLane Group, Temple, TX
  • Chairman and CEO of the Houston Astros Baseball Club
  • Vice President of the Executive Board, Boy Scouts of America (National)
  • Institute Board member since 1993

Robert B. Palmer, Dallas, TX

Robert B. Palmer, Dallas, TX
  • Former Chairman and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation
  • Board member of Advanced Micro Devices
  • Institute Board member since 1994

Jeanne Phillips, Dallas, TX

Jeanne Phillips, Dallas, TX
  • Sr. Vice President, Hunt Oil Company
  • Chair of the Board Development Committee
  • Former U.S. Ambassador to the 30 member organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Institute Board member since 2005

Nina Radford, MD, Dallas, TX

Nina Radford, MD, Dallas, TX
  • Cardiologist, Cardiovascular Medicine Department, Cooper Clinic
  • Director of Clinical Research, Cooper Clinic
  • Institute Board member since 2007

Steven Reinemund, Raleigh, NC

Steven Reinemund, Raleigh, NC
  • Dean of Business, Professor of Leadership & Strategy at Wake Forest Univeristy
  • Chairman of the Board and CEO of PepsiCo in Purchase, NY. (Ret.)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson
  • Trustee of the Darden School at the University of Virginia
  • Institute Board member since 2003

Eduardo J. Sanchez, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Dallas, TX

Eduardo J. Sanchez, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Dallas, TX
  • Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Heart Association
  • Chair, Advisory Committee to the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Chair, External Advisory Board, Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health
  • Institute Board member since 2011

Roger Staubach, Dallas, TX

Roger Staubach, Dallas, TX
  • Executive Chairman, Americas Jones, Lang, LaSalle, Inc.
  • Board Member: AMR Corporation Board of Trustee
  • Former NFL Dallas Cowboys quarterback
  • Institute Board member since 1980

Louis Sullivan, MD, Atlanta, GA

Louis Sullivan, MD, Atlanta, GA
  • Former Secretary of the US Department of Health & Human Services
  • Founder and President Emeritus, The Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Founding President, Association of Minority Health Professions Schools
  • Institute Board member since 2003