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Rhett Mullis Named Cooper Aerobics IT Vice President

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DALLAS – April 7, 2014 – Rhett Mullis has been appointed Vice President of Information Technology for Cooper Aerobics and The Cooper Institute 501(c)(3) nonprofit, leading the IT organization. In this newly-created position Mullis will be responsible for managing Information Systems and providing visionary leadership in support of the mission of the Cooper organization at large.

Prior to joining Cooper, Mullis spent 16 years at L-3 Communications responsible for providing IT services to 6,000 employees worldwide. Most recently he served as IT Infrastructure Manager in the Vertex division for three years responsible for a $3.5M budget.

Mullis also served as an Information Assurance Manager for three years during which time he managed accreditation packages, drafted systems security plans and created computer security user briefings and trainings. In addition, as a Senior Computer Systems Technologist, he was responsible for Windows Active Directory implementation for locations worldwide as well as site to site remote client VPN solutions. Mullis began his IT career as a software programmer for L-3 in 1997.

“Rhett’s technology expertise and leadership will provide the IT infrastructure we need to continue to extend our mission globally,” said Tyler Cooper, MD, MPH, CEO of Cooper Aerobics Enterprises. “He is a strategic addition to our leadership team.”

Mullis holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Vocational Ministry from Oklahoma Christian University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

About The Cooper Institute®
Established in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, The Cooper Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated worldwide to preventive medicine research and education, housing one of the world’s largest databases on exercise and health. Each year The Cooper Institute develops engaged learners in fitness and health with its courses and nationally accredited Personal Trainer Certification exam. The Cooper Institute offers web-based tools for schools to track and report on youth fitness and nutrition: FITNESSGRAM® and NutriGram®. As a separate entity from the Cooper Aerobics family of businesses, The Cooper Institute solely relies on the generosity of corporate and individual donors and partners to fund its mission. For more information, 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