The team moving you

 forward.

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Bill Coleman MBA, M.Ed.

Co-Founder + Principal

Prior to Cooper Coleman LLC, Bill founded and led Coleman Search Consulting LLC, for more than 10 years before selling the firm and serving as a Managing Director for Dressler Search Group. He spent the five years preceding Coleman Search Consulting as Managing Director of Boyden Global Executive Search and a leader of the firm's aerospace and industrial practice groups.

 

Bill has worked with publicly and privately held corporations in the recruitment of C-level operating, finance, human resources, sales/marketing, supply chain and technology executives. He served as Senior Vice President of Lee Hecht Harrison, where he directed the company's offering of career services and leadership consulting. During his 20 years in manufacturing, he held senior level general management, sales, and marketing positions with Teledyne, Fullerton Metals, and Crucible Materials Corporation.

Bill and his wife  are proud grandparents to 15 (so far) and they live in Cincinnati, Ohio near their five children.

Education

Master of Business Administration, Marketing - Xavier University

Master of Education, Counseling - Xavier University

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Jennifer Snyder Brown MS

Director

Jennifer brings more than 15 years of nonprofit management experience and expertise in strategic partnerships and planning to the team. Before joining Cooper Coleman, Jennifer’s career was principally focused on fundraising for mission-driven organizations concentrated on women’s empowerment, US-based healthcare, global health, and disaster relief. With a commitment to purposeful philanthropy, Jennifer’s areas of expertise include overall strategy development surrounding organizations' comprehensive fundraising functions, including annual giving, special events, corporate and foundation relations, digital fundraising, major and principal gifts, planned giving, and board/volunteer development. Originally from Massachusetts, Jennifer resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and toddler son.

Education

Master of Science, Nonprofit Management - Columbia University

Bachelor of Science, Communications - Suffolk University

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Johnny Cooper MPA, CFRE

Founder + Principal

Johnny has spent his career as a nonprofit leader focused on fundraising and organizational leadership, serving most recently as Chief of Philanthropy for Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF), the charitable arm of the International Association of Lions Clubs, the world’s largest volunteer humanitarian service organization with 1.4 million members.

 

In this role, he oversaw LCIF’s global development, operations, marketing, and communication. He spearheaded a $300M comprehensive campaign, facilitated a vast structure of nearly 48,000 volunteer fundraisers across 205 countries, and provided strategic guidance and resources to 750 districts in 250 regions. Mr. Cooper has led international teams as large as 67 across four continents and advocated for humanitarian aid at the World Health Organization and among Ministers of Health, Finance, and Technology in countries throughout East and Southern Africa, Europe, South Asia, and Latin America.

 

Johnny has represented organizations across the charitable sector, including higher education, global health, mental health, LGBTQ+ rights and services, disaster relief, and services for the Armed Forces. He served as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at the University of San Francisco and Director of Corporate Partnerships for Orbis International, an international blindness prevention organization where he led the international launch of Orbis' Flying Eye Hospital in 2016, the world's only ophthalmic teaching hospital aboard a cargo jet. 

 

As Director of Business Development for Global Health Corps, he focused on health equity and health systems strengthening in the developing world; served as Senior Development Officer of Corporate and Foundation Partnerships for the American Red Cross, raising more than $77 million with his team for response and recovery in the wake of Superstorm Sandy; and led national development efforts as Director of Development for The Trevor Project, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention organization for LGBTQ+ young people. He has and continues to provide development and leadership counsel to nonprofit organizations, both professionally and pro bono. His longest client relationship and favorite charitable organization is Helpusadpot.org, dating back to 2010.

 

Before joining the nonprofit sector as a professional, he served as a board member for Youth First Texas, an LGBTQ+ youth services organization in North Texas, now a program of the Resource Center of Dallas. 

 

Johnny’s career in development is dedicated to impacting the lives of others, and his experience is underscored by his commitment to academic and professional achievement. Johnny has been a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for more than 10 years and a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) since 2013.

 

Johnny Cooper resides in Chicago, Illinois, with his husband, John, and their German Shorthaired Pointer, Baron.

Education

Doctor of Business Administration, Human Resources - Thomas Edison State University (2023)

Master of Public Administration - Villanova University

Bachelor of Science, Organizational Leadership - Thomas Edison State University

Our Core Team
 
 
 
 
Our Extended Team

An ever-growing cadre of incredibly talented professionals extends the capacity and capabilities of our team. They include recruiters and organizational development experts, frontline fundraisers, planned giving experts, communicators, marketers, designers—each of whom has been hand-selected from our previous work experience and meets our rigorous expectations for performance, expertise, and continued professional development.  Meet a few of them below.

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Julie Anderson Ph.D.

Organizational Development

Leadership Coaching

Development Consulting

Retreat Facilitation

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Cynde Horne JD, MA

Estate Planning

Planned and Major Gifts

  Cultivation + Solicitation

Donor Engagement +   

  Stewardship

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Jose Lugaro 

Organizational Development  

   and Change

Nonprofit Management

Fundraising

Strategic Planning

Campaign Advisory

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Kimberly Martin BFA

Digital Marketing

Marketing + Communication

Art Direction +

   Graphic Design

Brand Identity

Web Design

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