Julia H. Cooper, Board Member

Julia H. Cooper is a member of the Board of Directors of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) and serves as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and also serves on the Steering Committee and the Governance Review Special Committee. She is Director of Finance at the City of San Jose, California where she is responsible for the oversight of the accounting, treasury, revenue management and purchasing/risk management divisions.

Julia has been working at the City of San Jose for 29 years, and responsible for the City’s municipal debt issuance and management since 1990. She has been actively involved in administering a debt portfolio in excess of $5 billion from over 100 different bond issuances. As Director of Finance, she is actively involved in the preparation of the city’s primary market disclosure documents and annual continuing disclosure reporting.

Julia was a member of the Government Finance Officers Association’s Executive Board from 2010 to 2013. She was recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in the spring of 2016.

Julia received a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and a master’s degree from San Jose State University.

Julia's term with the MSRB Board expires September 30, 2020.