Anne Cooper, Ph.D., is senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Sammons Financial Group.
In this role, Anne oversees all aspects of Human Resources strategy and execution. Her primary focus is on sustaining a healthy, high-performing culture and a values-based work environment.
Prior to joining Sammons Financial Group in 2013, Anne served as head of Human Resources for a division of ING/Voya. During her time at ING, she led HR teams and partnered with global businesses while living in the United States, the Netherlands, and Korea. With over 25 years’ experience in organizational development and human resources, Anne brings a deep knowledge of the industry and a successful history of leadership.
In addition to her position, Anne serves on the Board of the Central Iowa Chapter of the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa Board of Directors, Greater Des Moines Partnership’s Talent Board, as well as the Western Washington University Foundation Board. She is a member of American Psychological Association and the Society of Industrial/Organizational Psychologists. Anne completed her undergraduate degree at Western Washington University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She later received her Master of Science and Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Iowa State University.