Stephen F. Cooper, vice chair
Stephen F. Cooper is owner and principal of Emerald Ag Investments. He also is vice president of the El Campo Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and serves on the Texas Water Development Board Region P water planning group as a director. Cooper also serves on the Endowment Board of the Colorado River Alliance. He formerly served as chairman of the Leadership Advisory Board of Wharton County AgriLife for 10 years. Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from Texas A&M University. He is an Eppright Distinguished Donor and a member of the Association of Former Students Endowed Century Club, the Champions Council and Athletic Ambassadors of the 12th Man Foundation, the Chancellor’s Century Council, the A&M Department of Agricultural Economics’ Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry, the College of Agriculture Development Council and the Texas A&M Foundation Legacy Society. He is recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a former student of Texas A&M University. Gov. Greg Abbott appointed him to the LCRA Board in December 2015 and reappointed him in 2018 for a term that expires Feb. 1, 2023.