Board Member, Audubon Nature Institute
Angus R. Cooper, II, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cooper/T. Smith Corporation headquartered in Mobile, Alabama. Mr. Cooper was born March 28, 1942 in Mobile, Alabama and attended University Military School graduating in l960. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama in l964. In 1995, he received the Achievement in Transportation Award from the University of Alabama Culverhouse College of Commerce. After graduation from college, he joined Cooper Stevedoring Corporation. Under his direction, Cooper Stevedoring has grown and operates in 37 ports on the East, Gulf and West Coast of the United States, plus operations in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. It has also expanded into services of ship docking and undocking, mooring, warehousing, barging and barge towing business.
One of Cooper’s latest acquisitions is Kimberly Clark’s marine and timberlands division now renamed Cooper Marine and Timberlands, Inc. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of IBERIABANK, the Coast Guard Foundation and Crescent Towing & Salvage Co., Inc. He is Vice President of Crimson Tide Foundation, and is a member of the Chief Executives Organization, Inc. He is Chairman of the Senior Bowl and the Mobile Arts & Sports Association, and a member of the Mobile Carnival Association, Mobile Touchdown Club, Eastern Shore Art Association and the New Orleans Business Council and World Presidents’ Organization. He is Honorary Chair for the Alabama Kidney Foundation.
In 1998, he received the World Trade Club Award at the United Nations in New York. In 2004 he received the Bank One Junior Achievement Award and in 2005 he was chosen as a Role Model for the Young Leadership Council. He was named “Maritime Person of the Year 2005” by the Propeller Club of New Orleans. He also received the 14th International Maritime Hall of Fame Award in 2007. In 2009 he was inducted into the Alabama Academy of Honor and in 2013 he was inducted into the Alabama Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Cooper is on the Board of Directors of the National WWII Museum, the Audubon Institute, and GulfQuest Maritime Museum. He formerly served on the Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama System, the Board of Directors of Whitney National Bank of New Orleans, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, Director of Federal Reserve Bank, Alabama Dry Dock & Shipbuilding, Inc., Boy Scouts of America, Children's Hospital and various other civic and social organizations. Mr. Cooper was the former co-chairman of the United States Olympic Committee - Mobile. Mr. Cooper is an active member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairhope. He has four children, Carol Elizabeth (Lisa), Angus III, Scott and Claire Ellen, and nine grandchildren.