Michael Cooper is senior director of communications and content development at the NRF Foundation. In this role, he is responsible for NRF Foundation branding and messaging, contributing to NRF Foundation initiatives, including NRF Foundation RISE Up, NRF Foundation Campus and NRF Foundation Honors, that provide the skills and resources people need to build life-changing careers.
Cooper has 30 years of experience developing award-winning strategic and creative marketing and communication for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Cooper has worked on Emmy-award programming and promotions for FOX, Animal Planet and PBS and has directed marketing and communications efforts for national nonprofits including the National Wildlife Federation and KaBOOM!
He holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Iowa and a master’s in business administration from the University of Maryland.