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    Honoring Jdanny Cooper

    by Former Representative Spencer Bachus

    Posted on 2013-01-15

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    BACHUS of alabama in the house of representatives Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Mr. BACHUS. Mr. Speaker, it is a pleasure to have this opportunity to recognize the distinguished career and civic accomplishments of JDanny Cooper on the occasion of his retirement as the Executive Vice President of the Alabama Association of REALTORS.

    If there are three words that one would associate with JDanny, they would be service, integrity, and friendship. These qualities have helped him to be successful in all of his fields of endeavor and, in turn, have made the individuals and organizations that he has worked for successful in their own right.

    JDanny was named AAR's Executive Vice President in 1989 and developed a reputation for providing steady and wise leadership and promoting responsible home ownership. JDanny's advocacy of high standards and ethical practices has benefited countless homeowners throughout the State of Alabama, creating stronger neighborhoods and communities.

    In 2002 and again in 2005, JDanny served as the first Association Executive appointed as a Committee Liaison by the President of the National Association of REALTORS. He has made presentations to 17 state associations to share successes achieved by the AAR. His contributions were honored nationally in 2004 when he was inducted into the Dr. Almon R. (Bud) Smith Association Executive Leadership Society.

    As a citizen, JDanny has always believed in one's civic duty to actively participate in our governing process. He has served as a member of the Governor's cabinet, as the State Director for a United States Senator, as the executive director of a state political party, and as a state manager for a presidential campaign.

    Education has been another of JDanny's enduring passions. JDanny holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and History as well as a Masters of Education degree in Administration from the University of Montevallo. A former schoolteacher and director of a university's Veterans Affairs office, JDanny was named the University of Montevallo's Alumnus of the Year in 2003 and currently serves on the Board of Trustees.

    JDanny gives his time to many professional boards and organizations, including the Board of Trustees of the Alabama Center for Real Estate, the Business Association's Tax Coalition, the Business Council of Alabama, and the Alabama Civil Justice Reform Commission. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives. A volunteer fundraiser for the American Village, he is the Governor's Representative on the American Village Cornerstone of Liberty Commission.

    JDanny would be the first to credit his success to the support of his loving family. He and his wife Dianne have two sons, Jay and Robin, and two wonderful granddaughters, Caroline and Ella Kate, through Jay and his wife Susan. In March, Robin will marry the love of his life, Morgan Hightower.

    There are not many people you can think of that are known by their first name alone, but JDanny Cooper is one of them. He has achieved that distinction by being a listener, a leader, and a source of inspiration for the many privileged to know him. It is fitting and proper to have JDanny's contributions to the State of Alabama and our country recorded in the annals of the U.S. House of Representatives.


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