Our leadership team has worked tirelessly to make Cooper what it is today. They lead with compassion, carrying out the values of the company which ensures that integrity, innovation, and insight flow throughout the entire company culture. This results in a warm, welcoming, yet results-driven environment that pushes everyone to be the best they can.

Beverly Brown 
CEO and Chair
Designated Grownup
Beverly is our faithful and compassionate leader. She holds a BS in business administration from Wake Forest University. Beverly joined Cooper in 2012 and took on the role of Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO. She manages financial, marketing, and administrative operations, strategic planning, and policymaking. Beverly is certified by WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council) and HUB (Historically Under-utilized Businesses). In her free time, she’s an avid reader and her true joy is spending time with her two grandchildren.
Barry Brown 
Dean of Encouragement
Barry received a Bachelor’s of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and after five years as a Senior Design Engineer with Harris Corporation, joined Cooper. Over the years Barry rose through the ranks, becoming president in 1999. He holds his Professional Engineer License in NC, SC, FL, and VA.

Janemarie Schultz


Janemarie has over 20 years of experience in industry driving organizations to increase revenue, reduce expenses, and improve efficiencies.  At Cooper, she holds a hybrid position that aligns the financial and operational roles and capitalizes on experience across the organization.  She holds a BA in Accounting and an MBA from St. Joseph’s University.  Originally from NJ, she recently moved to Mt. Airy, NC where she enjoys entertaining family and friends in her 1880’s Victorian home.

David Myrick

VP – Field Strategy & EHS

El Chico Del Vino

David has over fifteen years in the construction industry, twelve of which have been focused on safety development and management. David has led our safety program at Cooper since 2013. David is an authorized OSHA instructor for General Industry and Construction. 
Erica Brady

VP – Operations & Accounting

Erica holds degrees in both Accounting and Management, with over fifteen years of experience in this area. Erica joined Cooper in 2013, and has been an integral part of the team, building and managing our project support functions that are critical for successful projects – including project site administrators, monthly billing, procurement & subcontracting and cost reporting.