Howard Cooper received his BBA with distinction from the University of Michigan Business School. He is President of Howard Cooper Import Center, an Ann Arbor-based auto dealership handling four lines of imported cars.
As a longtime business owner in Ann Arbor, I see the need for a community bank with personal, especially friendly service and a knowledge of our market and its unique qualities and opportunities. I believe Ann Arbor State Bank will enthusiastically and efficiently fill that need. I look forward to being a part of this new exciting venture.
Howard is a former Director of Ann Arbor Trust Co., now Key Bank (Michigan) and Society Corporation (Cleveland), a bank holding company.
He has served as Chair of the Volkswagen National Dealer Advisory Council and as a member of the Honda National Dealer Council. He was elected "Dealer of Distinction" by Sports Illustrated magazine and the American International Automobile Dealers Association which, along withNewsweek magazine and The Washington Post, also named him an “All Star Dealer”. He has earned the distinction of being named one of Washtenaw County’s Top 40 Business Leaders by Insider Business Journal (2001).
Among Howard Cooper’s community involvement, he served as Chair of the Greater Ann Arbor Chamber of Commerce and of the Washtenaw United Way Board of Directors. He is a former Director of the Ann Arbor Art Center and is currently a Director of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival and The Arbor Hospice Foundation.