President & CEO
Brent Cooper is President & CEO of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, the largest business organization in Northern Kentucky, representing over 1,500 businesses and 200,000 employees. A University of Kentucky graduate, Brent has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business owner.
Brent is very active in the community (Leadership NKY 2005 & Leadership Cincinnati 2016) and currently serves on a number of Boards including the Kentucky State Chamber of Commerce, NKU Foundation, NKY Education Council and meetNKY. Brent is also an active “Community Columnist” for the Kentucky Enquirer,
NKY Tribune and the River City News.
A past Chair of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (2011-2012) and the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (2007-2009), Brent has received a number of awards over the years including the Covington Partners “Founder’s Award” (2019), Covington Education Foundation’s “Person of the Year” (2017), Kentucky Board of Education’s Joseph Kelly Award (2016), Children Inc’s “Charity in Action” Award (2015), 4C’s Champion for Children Award (2014), the NKY Chamber’s Unity Award (2014), the Boy Scouts Trailblazer Award (2013), the Kenton County Library Mary Ann Mongan Award (2012) and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District’s Community Leadership Award (2005). In 2006 he was named one of Cincinnati’s “40 under 40”.
Brent lives in Covington and has two beautiful daughters, Sydney & Emma.