Mr. Cooper is the Chief Investment Officer of the Purdue Research Foundation and is responsible for overseeing investment assets totaling $7 billion including endowment, operating funds, and retirement assets for Purdue University and the Purdue Research Foundation. Previously, Mr. Cooper was the Chief Investment Officer of the $30 billion Indiana state pension plan, the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS). Before his time at INPRS, Mr. Cooper was a Senior Investment Consultant for Anthem, Inc., one of the nation's largest health insurance companies. Mr. Cooper holds an undergraduate degree from Purdue University and a Master's of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Butler University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designee. In 2015, Mr. Cooper was presented the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Governor of Indiana.