Andrea Cooper is a director of talent for CUNA Mutual Group. In this role she is a member of the Employee Experience and Strategy team, responsible for leading enterprise Talent Acquisition and Talent Management.
Andrea joined CUNA Mutual Group in 2018. Prior to joining CUNA Mutual Group, she was the founder of Flourish, a human resource consulting company focused on employee experience and leadership development. She has invested more than 20 years in Human Resources leadership, including serving as the head of human resources and talent acquisition for Shopbop (an Amazon.com company). Andrea also previously held multiple senior leadership roles with Walmart Stores Inc., including: head of human resources and talent acquisition for the Health and Wellness division, director of organizational development for the global procurement division, and senior director of global diversity and inclusion.
Andrea graduated from John Brown University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management. She is a national member of the Society for Human Resource Management and holds a Senior Professional of Human Resources certification.
Outside of work, she is a member of the Wisconsin Innovation Awards Board where she is committed to helping to recognize innovation across the state. She is also a member of The Doyenne Group, a nonprofit organization invested in the power and potential of women entrepreneurs, where she supports women as they build their businesses. She is a speaker and facilitator at various events such as the UW E Business Consortium and the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Conference, presenting on topics like unconscious bias, employer branding, and effective employee coaching.