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Dr. Tyler Cooper Named Dallas President of American Heart Association

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Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, CEO of Cooper Aerobics Enterprises, Inc. has been named board president of the Dallas Division of the American Heart Association.

DALLAS, Oct. 1, 2012 — Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, CEO of Cooper Aerobics, has been named board president of the Dallas Division of the American Heart Association. Beginning his two year position on July 1, 2012, Dr. Cooper brings a wealth of knowledge to the Dallas Division as he continues to inspire millions to make health a good habit and advance the worldwide fitness revolution ignited by his father, Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH.     

    Dr. Cooper returned to Cooper Clinic as a board certified preventive medicine physician in 2006. Prior to attending medical school, Dr. Cooper earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University. He received a Doctor of Medicine from The University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio and a Master of Public Health in Health Care Management from Harvard University. He completed his internship in Family Practice at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia and his preventive medicine residency at The University of South Carolina.

    As CEO of Cooper Aerobics Enterprises, Inc., Dr. Cooper oversees Cooper Fitness Center, Cooper Spa and Cooper Hotel & Conference Center. Dr. Cooper is also Founding Partner of Cooper Consulting Partners, a health management consultancy that works to improve executive and employee health, helping companies achieve maximum benefit with minimum impact to the bottom line.

    “The Dallas Division of the American Heart Association continues to not only be a cornerstone of the Affiliate, but of the National Organization as a whole,” said Executive Director Susan Holmes. “We are pleased that Dr. Cooper has stepped into such an esteemed leadership position, and know that his family’s legacy and influence will continue to take our mission to new heights.”

    In 1992, Dr. Kenneth Cooper launched the first ever Dallas Heart Walk. Today, the Dallas Division continues to be one of the highest performing markets in the country boasting the number one Heart Walk and number one Gala, Cotes du Coeur, in the nation. The board president plays a significant role in fostering local relationships, building new ones and serving as a public face for the American Heart Association.

    “My family and our organization have a longstanding history with the American Heart Association,” said Dr. Cooper. “My father first founded Cooper Aerobics to prove the benefits of aerobic exercise for heart health. That’s why our shared mission to create healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke is so important to us. I’m looking forward to working with the American Heart Association to help others Get Cooperized by improving their heart health.”

    This will be Dr. Cooper’s first appointment to the Dallas Division’s board of directors. New additions to this year’s roster include: Randy Cain (Ernst & Young), Monty Griffin (The Sherwin Williams Company), John Holt (NexBank), Dr. Amit Khera (UT Southwestern) and Mike McWay (McCarthy). Jeff Morris (ALON USA) will continue in his second year as chairman of the Dallas Division Board of Directors.

About the American Heart Association  
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke — America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or join us, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or any of our offices around the country, or visit

About Cooper Aerobics
Founded in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, Cooper Aerobics in Dallas serves as the headquarters for seven health and wellness companies and a research and education nonprofit, The Cooper Institute®. Cooper Aerobics is the health and wellness resource that bases its recommendations on its world-leading body of data and expertise. Through the array of services Cooper offers, millions have been inspired to make good health a habit, helping improve their quality and quantity of life. Cooper Aerobics challenges people to Get Cooperized™ by adopting a healthy living mindset and following eight health guidelines developed by Dr. Cooper. For more information, call 866.906.2667 (COOP) or visit