Shantella Carr Cooper 89C 95B
Chief Supply Chain and Technology Officer
Shantella Carr Cooper is chief supply chain and technology officer of WestRock and is responsible for procurement, logistics, information technology, and recycling. Prior to joining WestRock, she served as vice president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company.
As general manager, she was responsible for the 6,000-employee operations in Marietta, Georgia; Meridian, Mississippi; and Clarksburg, West Virginia, which design, produce, modify, and maintain military aircraft for the US and countries around the world. Marietta programs include the C-130J Super Hercules, P-3 Orion, C-5M Super Galaxy, and F-35 Lightning II.
Cooper was named Georgia Trend’s 2015 Most Respected Business Leader; one of the Women of the Year 2015 by the American Association of University Women; and as one of Georgia Trend’s Most Influential Georgians in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. She also received the 2013 Pioneer Award from US Black Engineer and Information Technology Magazine.
She serves on the executive boards of the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce and the Metro Atlanta Chamber, is on the Board of Councilors for The Carter Center and the Board of Trustees of the Woodruff Arts Center, and is a member of the Atlanta Rotary Club.
Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and religion from Emory University and a master’s of business administration from Goizueta Business School. She is also a graduate of the Rutgers Global Executive Master's in Human Resource Leadership program.