Warren Cooper’s clients include state and local government officials and politicians; public and private school leaders and their Boards, including university Boards of Trustees; religious institutions and their leaders; nonprofit and corporate executives and in-house counsel; law firms, and leaders of social services organizations. He provides strategic media relations support and media training for executives and others in the glare of public scrutiny; has written political speeches, university commencement addresses, and policy presentations for a variety of speakers and audiences; drafted media statements for corporate and outside counsel to align with and bolster litigation strategy, and crafted traditional and social media messaging to support political and policy campaigns.
In advising clients, Cooper draws on his years as an investigative reporter covering politics, government and education, as well as his own experience handling media as the Mayor of Frenchtown, New Jersey, and President of the Alexandria Township, New Jersey Board of Education. A New Jersey businessman for more than 20 years, he handled corporate communications for a multi-unit foodservice organization and, in 1995, launched one of the first web-based international food-delivery services. He earned a doctoral degree in cognitive social psychology at Rutgers University and has taught journalism and communications at Raritan Valley Community College and psychology at Rutgers.
Cooper has spoken about media relations, crisis communications and reputation management to school boards, municipal officials, law enforcement professionals and cybersecurity consultants.