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DR. IRIS ANN COOPER a.k.a. “JustAskIris!” Dr. Iris Ann Cooper’s career includes leadership positions in financial services, economic development, community service, communication, government, entrepreneurship, and education. She is the owner of “JustAskIris!” an entrepreneurial coaching firm. Iris founded Glory Foods, Inc., a multi-million dollar food marketing company. Iris is recognized nationally as a business strategy and branding expert, having coached many startups to sustainability. Her newest venture is Finish Your Gloryfied Business Plan Now!, a workshop to foster entrepreneurial success. Iris is the former Director of the Ohio Division of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, where Iris led the state from 29th worst place for small businesses in 2007 to the ninth best in the nation, and 1st in the Midwest in four years. Iris is a featured writer and speaker on business topics, and an adjunct professor at Franklin University and Columbus State Community College. In 2015, Iris introduced the 2nd version of “When the Devil is Beating His Wife, a Christian Perspective on Domestic Violence and Recovery” coauthored with Melanie Houston and available on Amazon and alabasterboxmedia.com. She is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the National Coalition of 100 Black Women- Central Ohio Chapter, Indiana University Alumni Association, Women for Economic Leadership and Development and CDC Headstart of Franklin County. Iris holds a BA in Journalism and an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University. In 2016, she obtained her Doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University, majoring in Entrepreneurship. CONGRATULATIONS to 2017 Legend Award Winner DR. IRIS COOPER You are an inspiration to Women in Business! With sincere thanks... Brenda Spencer Sharon Gordon Sherri Hamilton LEGEND AWARD WINNER