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Will Cooper

Will Cooper, brokerage house executive. Certified Public Accountant Illinois, California. Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Encino Chamber of Commerce (president 1983).

Background

  • Cooper, Will was born on July 26, 1932 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Arrived in United States, 1938. Son of Arthur and Mary (Bass) Cooper.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Scientific Agriculture, Walton College. Master of Business Administration, University Chicago.

    Career

    • Accountant A.A. Weiner & Company, Chicago, 1954—1958. Internal auditor Bell & Howell, 1958—1962. Chief finance officer Beverly Banking Group, 1962—1968.

      Treasurer International Industries, Los Angeles, 1968—1969. Vice president, director corporation development Envirodyne, Inc., 1969—1978. President, chairman West Coast Bank, 1978—1984.

      President Select Financial Inc., since 1984. President community advisory council Encino Hospital, 1982—1984. President University Chicago Business School Alumni Association Southern Calif, 1976.

      Board directors Los Angeles Pops Orchestra, since 1982. With United States Army, 1952-1954.

    Major achievements

    • Certified Public Accountant Illinois, California.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Encino Chamber of Commerce (president 1983).

    Connections

    • Married Phyllis Silverman, June 29, 1952. Children: Steven Mitchell, Lynn Sheryl, Diane Karen, Lori Joy.
    • father: Arthur Cooper
    • mother: Mary (Bass) Cooper
    • spouse: Phyllis Silverman
    • children: Steven Mitchell Cooper
    • Lynn Sheryl Cooper
    • Diane Karen Cooper
    • Lori Joy Cooper
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    Born July 26, 1932
    Nationality
    • 1954 - 1958
      Accountant, A.A. Weiner & Company
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1958 - 1962
      intern, al auditor Bell & Howell
    • 1962 - 1968
      chief finance officer, Beverly Banking Group
    • 1968 - 1969
      treasurer, International Industries
    • 1969 - 1978
      vice president, corporation development Envirodyne
    • 1969 - 1978
      director, corporation development Envirodyne
    • 1978 - 1984
      president, West Coast Bank
    • 1978 - 1984
      chairman, West Coast Bank
    • 1984
      president, Select Financial Incorporated
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