The Cooper Institute

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


Development Staff

Connie Tyne, MS

Connie Tyne
Vice President of External Affairs

Connie Tyne has worked for Dr. Cooper in several capacities over the past fifteen years and has a passion for inspiring people to commit to healthy change in their lives. Connie manages the external business relationships and fund-raising events for the Institute in support of preventive medicine research, education, and fighting adult and childhood obesity.

For twelve years, she served as Vice President and Executive Director of the nationally reputed Cooper Wellness program offering realistic and effective strategies for weight loss, fitness, and stress management that are medically based, scientifically proven, and cost effective.

Joining The Institute gave her the opportunity to pursue fundraising and business development for the non-profit, research-based programs she believes in.

Connie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Psychology from Southern Methodist University and her Master of Science from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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To help build a healthier America and assist The Cooper Institute in expanding its pioneering research and educational reach, please contact us at 972-341-3200, 800-635-7050, or by e-mail.