AIM Council Announces Appointment of Steven Cooper to Board of Directors


WASHINGTON, (November 12, 2020) —

AIM Council has announced the appointment of Steven Cooper to the organization’s Board of Directors. As the Former Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Department of Commerce Steven Cooper will bring his vast experience at the highest level of federal government and private sector to the advisory position.

“We are so excited to have Mr. Cooper on board, bringing his wealth of knowledge in IT Governance and budgeting,” said Executive Director, Laura Johnson.  “Having served CIO of U.S. Department of Commerce, Steve will serve the AIM Council and our members well.”

Appointed by President George W. Bush Mr. Cooper served as the first CIO of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), he developed the Department’s first IT Strategic Plan, launched the development of DHSNet, stood up the day one IT operations of headquarters, partnered with DOJ’s CIO to form the National Information Exchange Model. With than 20 years of private sector experience, Steve served as Senior Vice President and CIO of the American Red Cross, founding partner of Strativest, President of Fortified Holdings, CIO, Staffs at Corning, and other positions. He has also serves as a board member and officer of several non-profit and humanitarian organizations working to more effectively help people and emergency responders prepare for and respond to natural disasters.

Cooper received a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University, and he was honorably discharged as a Naval Air Reserve Petty Officer following service during the Vietnam War.

About AIM Council

AIM Council (formerly CPIC Forum)strives to spark innovation and integrate governance by incorporating unified approaches to technology business management, capital planning & investment control, and strategic planning. The not-for-profit organization provides networking and access to the most cutting edge, up-to-date IT governance solutions and seeks to advance “out of the box thinking”, professional enrichment, and educational opportunities that drive innovation and empower collaboration of public sector and industry leaders responsible for leveraging IT governance industry standards and validated best practices to communicate and analyze the cost, quality, and value of IT investments to their agencies, businesses and partners.

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