Derek Cooper

Derek Cooper

Derek Cooper
Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Investment, Comcast
West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County

As Vice President of Government Affairs and Community Investment for the Florida Region, Derek develops and implements strategic relationships with government officials and community leaders to support Comcast’s business goals and strengthen the community. His team is directly responsible for Comcast’s regulatory compliance, operations support, and community investment across the state of Florida, spanning from the Keys up to the Panhandle and southern portions of Alabama and Georgia.

Derek has over 14 years of experience in his position. He began his career as a Legislative Aide for Florida State Senator and former Senate President, Jim Scott. Before joining Comcast, Derek served as Senior Counsel and Director of Government Relations for Office Depot in Boca Raton, Florida, and prior to that position was an associate with the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. Derek serves on several Boards, including the Orange Bowl Committee, Florida Cable Telecommunications Association, Economic Council of Palm Beach County, and SunFest to name a few.

Derek earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Communications and Social Science from Florida State University, and his Law degree from the University of Florida. Derek currently lives with his wife, Lona, in West Palm Beach, Florida and spends his leisure time trying to keep up with their young daughter Sage.


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