Beverly Mowery Cooper

Vice President for Communications
Chief Knowledge Officer
Associate Publisher, SIGNAL Magazine


Beverly Cooper has been with AFCEA since 1984 and currently is the vice president of communications and the associate publisher of SIGNAL Magazine.

Ms. Cooper has served in a variety of positions with AFCEA, including assistant editor, managing editor, executive editor and senior director of publications. In her current role, Ms. Cooper oversees the publications and communications and marketing efforts of AFCEA, including editorial, advertising, specialty publishing, marketing, communications and Web initiatives. She also covers conferences, writes, and edits for the various media properties of AFCEA.

Ms. Cooper led the association in its exploration of desktop publishing, making SIGNAL one of the first association magazines to transition fully to publication pre-press automation. She also helped develop, launch and maintain the first SIGNAL Web page and is now building the foundation for AFCEA and SIGNAL to be a leader in the social and collaborative media arenas.

Prior to coming to AFCEA, Ms. Cooper was a senior proposal editor for PRC. She also has served as the assistant managing editor on AOPA Pilot Magazine, published by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. Ms. Cooper earned a BS degree in journalism with a minor in sociology from University of Maryland in 1981 and has taken courses within the publications specialist program at George Washington University.

Ms. Cooper has four children, and her family enjoys sailing and skiing.