James Cooper

James Cooper

Skills

Skills

Leadership/Communication

Proven communicator in professional, academic and extracurricular settings who effectively conveys information in verbal and written forms:   Adviser to Cabinet official CFO of multimillion dollar firm Author of thesis with groundbreaking research Author of community weblog designed to promote activism and foster development: Eckington, Washington, DC  

Project management software

Primavera Project Planner Primavera SureTrak Microsoft Project Microsoft Excel (linear scheduling; Monte Carlo simulation; accounting/budgeting)

Education

Education
Aug 2007 - May 2009

Master of Civil Engineering

http://cua.edu/

GPA: 3.80  (See right-hand column for course descriptions)

Research focus:CPM Scheduling; Linear Scheduling; Cash Flow Management

Thesis:  An Analytical Function to Model and Forecast Cash Flow (basis for grant awarded from National Science Foundation)

Hennessey Distinguished Scholar

Clark Construction Group Annual Scholarship for Graduate Students

1995 - 1999

Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration

http://www.cba.ua.edu/

GPA: 3.54

Presidential Scholarship—4-year full tuition scholarship

Accounting Honors Board—senior accounting honorary

Graduate with Distinction

Work History

Work History
2004 - 2006

Advisor to the Commissioner

Department of Economic & Community Development—State of Tennessee
  • Oversaw key issues and projects for the Commissioner
  • Analyzed potential tax incentives for business recruitment
  • Worked with Japanese representative on business prospecting mission.; traveled to Japan for preparation and implementation of Governor’s visit
  • Served on committee that developed legislation for attracting film industry to state
2002 - 2004

Chief Financial Officer

NDN, Inc.
  • Administered the financial and legal compliance oversight of political association
  • Developed and monitored multi-million dollar annual budgets
  • Compiled regular financial reports, including those submitted to Federal & State government agencies
  • Constructed and implemented new legal framework for the organization
  • Supervised administrative and accounting team
2000 - 2002

Comptroller

Tennessee Democratic Party
  • Administered the financial and legal compliance oversight of political association
  • Compiled regular financial reports, including those submitted to federal & state government agencies
  • Remained as consultant from 2002—2003

Certifications

Certifications

Engineer-In-Training (EIT)

State of Virginia