Deb Cooper  

Executive Vice President for Marketing Communications

Deb Cooper is the executive vice president of marketing and communications at Davenport University. In her current role, Cooper is responsible for leading the development of brand and marketing strategy and execution of all marketing and communications initiatives for the university while providing leadership for community and government relations programs.

As an accomplished executive in the business and healthcare fields, Cooper has extensive experience in brand and marketing strategy and development and marketing technology.

Before joining Davenport, Cooper worked for Spectrum Health and its subsidiary Priority Health, leading marketing, digital marketing and enterprise customer relationship management functions in various executive roles. Cooper also led global and North American marketing units at Steelcase, Inc. for 11 years, developing and implementing brand positioning and marketing plans. She also served as director of brand marketing for Zenith Corporation in Chicago, where she spent the early portion of her career. She is a past Board Member of the Ronald McDonald House of West Michigan. 


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Deb Cooper