Wilfred N. Cooper, Jr.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Wilfred N. Cooper, Jr, Chairman and CEO, and Director of WNC, President and Registered Principal of WNC Capital Corporation and Principal of Preservation Equity Fund Advisors Mr. Cooper directs WNC’s overall business operations and strategy. Prior to joining WNC in 1988, Mr. Cooper worked in government and legislative affairs in the Washington D.C. office of a multinational corporation. He is a national trustee of the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Political Action Committee, a member of the NAHB Housing Finance Committee and the board of directors of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA), a co-chair of the Affordable Housing Subcommittee of the CBIA. He is also a member of the advisory board and Political Action Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council. Mr. Cooper earned a bachelor of arts from the School of International Service of the American University.