Biography: Geoff Cooper

Geoff Cooper is senior vice president of research and analysis for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In addition to overseeing market analysis and policy research, he provides regulatory support and strategic planning for the association and its members. Cooper also focuses on issues related to lifecycle analysis, sustainability and ethanol co-products.

Prior to joining RFA, Cooper served as director of ethanol programs for the National Corn Growers Association. In this role, he led research and promotional efforts to increase the production and use of corn-based ethanol. Previously, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, specializing in bulk petroleum supply and logistics. Cooper graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and earned his master's degree at Webster University in St. Louis.