Brent Cooper CEO, Founder and sole-owner of C-Forward, one of the top 25 largest I.T. firms in Greater Cincinnati and one of the top ranked Managed Service Providers (MSP) in the world (current global ranking of #280 out of over 15,000 applicants).

A graduate of Leadership Northern Kentucky (2005) and Leadership Cincinnati (2016), Cooper serves on the boards of several prominent community/civic/business organizations. These include the Kentucky State Chamber Board, Northern Kentucky University (NKU) Foundation Board, Gateway Community and Technical College Foundation Board, the Northern Kentucky Education Council Board and the MeetNKY Board.

A former Board Chair of both the NKY Chamber (2011-2012) and the Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (2007-2009), Cooper has received a number of awards over the years. These honors include the Covington Business Council’s Founders Award (2019), Covington Education Foundation’s Person of the Year (2017), Kentucky Board of Education’s Joseph Kelly Award (2016) and Children Inc’s Charity in Action Award (2015).

Additionally, he has received 4C for Children’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). He is also a former recipient of the Northern Kentucky Area Development District’s Community Leadership Award (2005) and in 2006 he was named one of Greater Cincinnati’s top “40 under 40” leaders.

He became the NKY Chamber’s sixth president in 2017 and was named Cincinnati PRSA’s CEO Communicator of the Year in 2018.

A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Cooper is a proud father of two daughters, Emma and Sydney. He considers it an honor and privilege to lead the NKY Chamber’s ongoing efforts to foster a strong business climate and help our region be a wonderful place to live, work, play, learn and give back.