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Keith Winston Cooley, American engineering executive. Named to President' Council Best of the Best, General Motors, 1995.


Cooley, Keith Winston was born on October 7, 1945 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. Son of Roy Van and Hyacinth Isolen (Holmes) Cooley.


Bachelor of Science in Physics, University of Michigan, 1967;Master of Science in Nuclear, University of Michigan, 1972.


Experimental physicist, Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory, division General Electric, Schenectady, 1968-1969;minority program office director, University of Michigan College Engineering, Ann Arbor, 1969-1972;research engineer, General Motors Research, Warren, Michigan, 1972-1973;staff project engineer, General Motors Environmental Activities Staff, Warren, 1973-1978;staff project engineer, Cadillac Motor Car, division General Motors, Detroit, 1978-1983;assistant staff manager, Cadillac Motor Car, division General Motors, Detroit, 1983-1985;program manager, Cadillac Motor Car, division General Motors, Detroit, 1985-1986;staff manager, Cadillac Motor Car, division General Motors, Troy, Michigan, 1986-1994;director strategic planning corporation committee staff, General Motors, 1994-1996;president, Principia, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, since 1997. Advisor to film work Engineering county Professional Development, New York City, 1972. Coord General Motors Key Institution Program, University of Michigan, Detroit, since 1979.

Member speaker's bureau University of Michigan Minority Engineering Program Office Support Program, Ann Arbor, 1981-1983. Member engineering dean's search University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1989.


Organizer, member Schenectady Anti-Polarization Group, 1968. Presenter, mentor Detroit/Mount Clemens (Michigan) Public Schools, 1974-1989. President, board directors Deaf, Hearing, and Speech Centers, United Way, since 1996, Detroit Institute Ophthalmology, since 1997.

Chief operating officer Fous: Health Opportunities for People Everywhere, Deroit, Michigan, since 2002. Member Engineering Society Detroit, University Michigan College Engineering Alumni Society (board directors 1991-1993), Tau Beta Pi (Eminent engineer 1989).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: skiing, scuba diving, biking, reading, running.


Married Ivey Jeane Leftwich, October 18, 1968 (divorced February 1977). Children: Brett Winston, Todd Lloyd. Married Yvonne Anola Smiley, May 21, 1977.

Children: Ross Allyn, Erin Blair.

Roy Van Cooley

Hyacinth Isolen (Holmes) Cooley

Ivey Jeane Leftwich

Yvonne Anola Smiley

Brett Winston Cooley

Todd Lloyd Cooley

Ross Allyn Cooley

Erin Blair Cooley