Nathan Cooper began as SMACNA Colorado’s executive director in January of 2018 and leads the association’s efforts in labor relations, education, advocacy and management of multiemployer health, retirement and training benefit funds. Nathan arrived in Colorado after previously serving the Iowa Wholesale Beer Distributors Association in the same capacity beginning in 2015. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Nathan began his career working in the Iowa Senate before spending six years with the Sheet Metal Contractors of Iowa as the association’s education director.
Nathan is a member of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and serves on the Chamber’s Construction & Trades Industry Action Committee. He has also participated as a member of the Colorado WORK Act Grant Review Committee. Nathan and his wife Laura enjoy traveling in Colorado and around the world and assisting Faith Lutheran Church’s Youth Group.