Jennifer Cooper, Chief Communications and Strategy Officer

Jennifer Cooper, Chief Communications and Strategy Officer

Jennifer Cooper, Chief Communications and Strategy Officer
Jennifer Cooper Headshot_268x400Dec2022Jennifer Cooper is the Chief Communications and Strategy Officer for Clark County. She joined Clark County in February 2022 to lead the government agency’s Communications & Strategy team, launching a global marketing and branding campaign while also refocusing internal communications and external social engagement to increase the public’s understanding of services provided by the entity to more than 2.3 million residents. Simultaneously, Cooper’s responsibilities include restructuring internal efforts to reconnect county employees to the value of the services they provide to citizens while proactively developing the narrative of Clark County to residents and stakeholders.

She reports directly to the county manager and oversees a team of communications professionals who respond to the County’s seven-member Board of Clark County Commissioners, their respective commission districts, and the agency’s 38 departments such as Family Services, Business License, Environment and Sustainability, Parks and Recreation, Comprehensive Planning, and the Fire Department.

Prior to joining the County, Cooper was the System Director of Division Communications for CommonSpirit Health, the parent company for Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives, where she directed the efforts of communications and marketing teams for eleven divisions across 21 states. She contributed to the development and implementation of strategies for internal and external communications initiatives for 137 hospitals, 150,000 employees, and numerous care facilities nationwide.

Additionally, her extensive work history includes time as a manager of external relations and later as Director of Communications at Dignity Health. Cooper spent four years with the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development as its Communications Director and was a Senior Media Manager for the National Federation of Independent Business in Washington, D.C., before returning to Nevada. Cooper got her start professionally by overseeing and leading campaign and political communications and was the youngest-serving Communications Director in the United States Senate.

Cooper holds a bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is married and has a daughter and two rescue pups.

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