Jeffrey Cooper

Career Education Corporation
Schaumburg, IL

Jeffrey CooperJeffrey R. Cooper serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer at Career Education Corporation.  He previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer at ITT Educational Services, Inc. where he was responsible for Compliance and External Affairs. Prior to joining ITT/ESI in 2004, Mr. Cooper was with Great American Financial Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of American Financial Group, where he served as Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for eight years. In that capacity he was on a number of advisory boards and committees including the 403(b) Advisory Committee for the California State Teacher Retirement System, the American Council of Life Insurers Market Conduct Committee (Vice-Chair), the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association (Handbook and Training Committees), and the Life Insurance Market Research Association. Mr. Cooper was also a member of the Ethics Officers Association and the Advisory Board for the Center for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility of Xavier University's Williams College of Business. Before joining the American Financial Group of companies, Mr. Cooper was a management labor and corporate lawyer in both private and corporate practice.

Additionally, Mr. Cooper has served on other civic boards and committees including the Salvation Army, the United Way, the Harrison Center for the Arts and others.

He is a graduate of Boston University (1973, cum laude) and received his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law (1977) where he was the Senior Survey Editor of the Law Review.


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