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John Cooper

John Cooper is the ninth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County. Born in Nashville and raised in Shelbyville, John served as an At-Large Member of Metro Council from 2015 to 2019. John is married to Laura Fitzgerald Cooper, a former Constitutional law professor and they have three teenage sons and four dogs. John brings to public service more than 30 years of business and financial experience in the banking, real estate and retail business. With a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard and a Vanderbilt MBA, he is the founder of both the Heritage at Brentwood, a large continuing-care senior living community, and Happy ReTales, a volunteer-directed pet products retail store, where all profits go to animal rescue. John and his family attend Christ Church Cathedral.

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Staff Directory

Name
Artis, Jacki
Manager, Music City Music Council
Borneman, Mason
Assistant Scheduler
Brown, Eric
Coordinator of Economic Opportunity and Empowerment / Youth Development
Brown, Jamari
Director of ECD / Film & Special Events
Buntin, John
Director of Policy / Community Safety
Cooper, John
Mayor
Davis, Hannah
Affordable Housing Program Manager
DiMassimo, Faye
Senior Advisor for Transportation and Infrastructure
Eagles, Ben
Sr. Advisor
Falls, Mary
Sr. Advisor
Floyd-Buggs, Kathy
Director of Neighborhoods
Harris, Rob
Council Liaison and Development Analyst
Haywood, Brenda
Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement
Ikard, Mary Beth
Transportation & Sustainability Manager
Jameson, Mike
Director of Legislative Affairs
Ladd, Audra
Small Business and Creative Economy Manager / Task Forces Liaison
Lasiter, John
Special Asst to Director of Neighborhoods
Lemons, Bethany
Executive Assistant to the Mayor
Lentile, Katie
Chief Communications Officer
Marshall, Brandon
Digital Director / LGBT Liaison
Mathis, Grant
Consumer Protection Fellow
Mirzai, Frohar
Staff Assistant / New Americans
Richard, Gordon
Assistant Director, Mayor's Office of Film and Special Events
Song, Chris
Press Secretary
Steine, Ronnie
Youth Policy Consultant
Treadway, Diane
Executive Assistant / Office Manager
Warrington, Ashley
Director of State Government Relations and Council Liaison
Williams, Erin
Director of Constituent Response/hubNashville
Wilson, Kristin
Chief of Operations and Performance / OEM