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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
Bedne, Fabian
Planner, Neighborhood Development, Infrastructure
Brown, Eric
Senior Policy Analyst/ Youth Development
Buntin, John
Director of Policy / Community Safety
Christin, Zachary
Performance Manager
Clark, Bruce
Performance Manager
Cooper, John
Mayor
Copeland, Imani
Council Liaison and Special Projects
Davis, Hannah
Affordable Housing Program Manager
DiMassimo, Faye
Senior Advisor for Transportation and Infrastructure
Eagles, Ben
Senior Advisor
Eguiarte, Diego
Director of Performance Management
Falls, Mary
Senior Advisor
Fisher, Robert
Senior Advisor For Education
Floyd-Buggs, Kathy
Director of Neighborhoods
Hassan, Mohamed
Director of New Americans
Haywood, Brenda
Deputy Mayor of Community Engagement
Ikard, Mary Beth
Transportation and Sustainability Manager
Jameson, Mike
Director of Legislative Affairs
Lake, Chanel
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist
Lasiter, John
Special Assistant to Director of Neighborhoods
Lentile, Katie
Chief Communications Officer
Lisk, Leeanne
Director of Scheduling
Marshall, Brandon
Digital Director / LGBT Liaison
Phillips, Bill
Deputy Mayor, Chief of Staff
Rasmussen-Sagan, Jennifer
Senior Staff Assistant
Richard, Gordon
Assistant Director, Mayor's Office of Film and Special Events
Song, Chris
Press Secretary
Treadway, Diane
Executive Assistant / Office Manager
Williams, Erin
Director of Constituent Response/hubNashville
Wilson, Kristin
Chief of Operations and Performance / OEM
Yasin, Dilman
Performance Manager