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 on the Nominating and Governance Committee. She is Director of Finance at the City of San Jose, where she is responsible for the oversight of the accounting, treasury, revenue management and purchasing/risk management divisions.

Ms. Cooper 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.

Ms. Cooper 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 Woman of Influence in the Spring of 2016.

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

Ms. Cooper’s term with the MSRB expires September 30, 2020.

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