Shantella Carr Cooper 89C 95B
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Shan Cooper is vice president of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and general manager of the company’s Marietta, Georgia, facility. She is also responsible for the company’s subassembly sites in Meridian, Mississippi, and Clarksburg, West Virginia. In addition, she serves as the company’s vice president of business ethics.
As general manager, she is responsible for the more than 7,000-employee Marietta operation, which designs, produces, modifies, and maintains military aircraft for the United States and countries around the world. Earlier, Cooper held leadership positions with Lucent Technologies and consulted with other Fortune 500 companies. She has received several national honors, including the Women of Color in Technology Corporate Responsibility Award and the YWCA Tribute to Women of Achievement. She was named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s 2009 Top 100 under 50 Executives and as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s Most Influential Georgians in 2012 and 2013. She also received the 2013 Pioneer Award from US Black Engineer and Information Technology magazine.
She sits on the executive boards of the Boy Scouts of America Atlanta Area Council, the Cobb County Chamber of Commerce, and the Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee. She is on the Board of Councilors for The Carter Center and the Board of Trustees of the Woodruff Arts Center. Cooper is a member of the Marietta Kiwanis Club and Atlanta Rotary Club.
She holds an MBA from the Roberto C. Goizueta Business School at Emory University and is a graduate of the Rutgers Global Executive Master's in Human Resource Leadership Program.
Cooper was elected as an alumni trustee in 2013.