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.