Claire Cooper is the Vice President of Public Policy & Operations at the Massachusetts Business Roundtable where she oversees administrative operations, membership resources and events, and works with the CEO & President and EVP to support the Roundtable’s public policy agenda.
Claire has over twelve years of experience in external affairs, programming, partnerships, and operations in the public and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining the Roundtable, she served as Director of Partnerships & Programs at the Alliance for Business Leadership where she managed the organization’s membership program and events. She previously spent three years at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate where she served as Director of Community Engagement and produced dozens of programs with national political leaders and deepened partnerships with youth and educational organizations within Columbia Point. She previously worked at HubWeek, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the ACLU of Maine. She has also worked in public service, working in the Office of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, where she advanced community relations on health care issues.
Claire has a Bachelor’s Degree in Government & Legal Studies and Religion from Bowdoin College. She serves on the boards of Reproductive Equity Now and Health Care for All.