Kenneth W. Cooper is the International President of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). He began his career in 1985 at Local Union 688 in Mansfield, Ohio where he served a four-year apprenticeship to become a Journeyman Wireman. He served many roles at his local union including Steward, Vice President, President, Chairman Trustee for the Pension Fund, and Chairman of Trustees for the Annuity, Health, and Welfare Funds. In 2011, Mr. Cooper was appointed as the International Vice President for the Fourth District of the IBEW. Mr. Cooper was named IBEW International Secretary-Treasurer in May 2017 and appointed IBEW International President in January 2023.
Mr. Cooper was active in several civic and charitable organizations and served on the boards for the local chapters of the AFL-CIO, Catholic Charities, American Red Cross, and the United Way. He joined the HIT Board of Trustees in 2018.