Angie Cooper


Angie Cooper leads Heartland Forward’s programming and public policy efforts, and the Heartland Summit. The Heartland Summit is the flagship convening of Heartland Forward, a Bentonville, Arkansas-based “think and do” tank focused on advancing economic performance and opportunity in the center of the country.

As executive vice president, Angie is focused on turning Heartland Forward’s research into action, creating new partnerships, leading on policy solutions and serving as a resource for Heartland communities.

For more than 16 years, Angie worked in international and domestic public policy and government affairs for Walmart Stores, Inc., most recently as senior director of global public policy. Angie also worked in various departments within Walmart including, merchandising, public affairs, state and local government relations and the Walmart foundation.

While at Walmart, Angie served as Walmart’s chair of the Women’s Resource Council (WRC). Angie has also served on the board for the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL). Angie currently serves on the board as chair for Common Threads, a nonprofit organization that provides nutrition education to children, parents and educators in under-resourced communities.

Angie is a native of Oklahoma and a graduate of Oklahoma State University.

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