Wilfred N. Cooper Jr.

Co-founder & President

Wilfred N. Cooper Jr. is co-founder and President of the Cooper Housing Institute. He is also Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of WNC, President and Registered Principal of WNC Capital Corporation and Principal of Preservation Equity Fund Advisors. Mr. Cooper directs WNC’s overall business operations and strategy.

Prior to joining WNC in 1988, Mr. Cooper worked in government and legislative affairs in the Washington D.C. office of Honda North America. He is Second Vice Chair and trustee of BUILD-PAC, the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Political Action Committee. Mr. Cooper is a National Delegate and the California State Representative for NAHB and is a member of NAHB’s Housing Finance Committee.  He is a member of the board of directors of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA) and is co-chair of the Affordable Housing Subcommittee of the CBIA. He is also a member of the advisory board and Political Action Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council. Mr. Cooper earned a bachelor of arts from the School of International Service of the American University in Washington, D.C.