Dr. Iris Ann Cooper

LEED Speaker

Dr. Iris Ann Cooper
“JustAskIris!” (  614-750-1870


Iris Ann Cooper’s career includes leadership positions in financial services, economic development, community service, communication, government, entrepreneurship, and education.

She is the owner of “JustAskIris!” an entrepreneurial coaching firm. Iris founded Glory Foods, Inc., a multi-million dollar food marketing company. Iris is recognized nationally as a business strategy and branding expert, having coached many startups to sustainability. Her newest venture is Finish Your Gloryfied Business Plan Now!, a workshop to foster entrepreneurial success. Iris is the former Director of the Ohio Division of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, where Iris led the state from 29th worst place for small businesses in 2007 to the ninth best in the nation, and 1st in the Midwest in four years.

In 2015 Iris introduced the 2nd version of  “When the Devil is Beating His Wife, a Christian Perspective on  Domestic Violence and Recovery” co-authored with Melanie Houston and available on Amazon and Iris is a featured writer and speaker on business topics, and an adjunct professor at Franklin University and Columbus State Community College.  She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, the Indiana University Alumni Association, and Women for Economic Leadership and Development. Iris holds a BA in Journalism and an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University. In 2016, she obtained her Doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University, majoring in Entrepreneurship.

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