Jay L. Cooper is the Chair of the Governance Committee on WAEPA’s Board of Directors. He graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Public Administration. Jay joined the board in 2016 to serve a four-year term.
Jay is a senior executive with the Office of Naval Research and the Naval Research Laboratory, and is responsible for the management of resources which support the research, development, and evaluation of scientific advancements for the Department of the Navy. He has 36 years of experience in the Federal Government, which have included three tours overseas.
Jay joined the Senior Executive Service in 2010.