Donald R. Cooper
Board Chair and Co-Founder
Donald R Cooper is the Chairman of the Board and Co-founder of CooperRiis with his wife Lisbeth Riis Cooper. Don is also an actuary and a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries. He is a long standing trustee at Warren Wilson College, and serves on the Investment Committee of “The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina”, where he was a former three term board member.
Before retirement, Don’s business career included many senior management positions within the insurance industry, and co-founder and president of Resource Deployment, Inc, (RDI, Inc), a venture capital and consulting company in Dallas/ Fort Worth, TX.
Don has a son and a daughter, both serve on the CooperRiis Board of Directors, and four grandchildren.