Resume of Wayne P. Cooper
Wayne Cooper was born and raised in Oklahoma. He moved to Charlotte North Carolina in 1976 after living in Mexico for several years. With more than 35 years of International business experience, Cooper founded Continental Transfer, LLC dba TelecommUSA.
He grew that business and successfully sold it to Euronet Worldwide (NYSE, EEFT). He continued with Euronet and helped grow it into the third largest remittance company in the World. In 2007, he co-founded Processa International, which is an international bill payment company, and successfully sold that to NetSpend (NYSE,NTSP) Austin Texas.
1981, Cooper was appointed by President Lopez Portillo to position of Honorary Consul of Mexico
1981-2000 he was the only Consul between Washington DC and Atlanta Ga. for Mexico
Currently I am serving as Honorary Consul of Mexico
Also working with my investments and working on scholarships for needy Mexican Students. My wife and I are funding those privately.
We have funded college educations for several needy students. Recently awarded a four year scholarship for Mexican student to Wingate University
Current affiliations (partial list)
Chairman NC District Export Council, appointed by US Secretary of Commerce
Board of Directors Charlotte Regional Partnership
Chairman of the Foreign Trade Zone
Founding board member of Charlotte International Cabinet
Advisory Board of President of Central Piedmont Community College
International advisory board of Central Piedmont Community College
Board of Directors North Carolina World Trade Association
Board of Directors Charlotte World Trade Association
Board of Directors Charlotte World Affairs Council
International Advisory Board of Johnson C. Smith University
Advisory Board for the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation.
Past (partial list)
Founding member of North Carolina Governor’s Advisory Council on Hispanic/Latino Affairs, appointed by Governor Hunt
Chairman of the NC Friendship Board, appointed by Governor Hunt
Led Trade Delegations including Gov Hunt to Mexico
Led trade mission from NC to Colombia
Hosted Trade Delegations from Mexico to NC
Board of Directors for 25 years and Treasurer of Global Offsets & Countertrade Assoc. (Worldwide organization of Defense Contractors) presently, Board Member Emeritus
Awards (partial list)
Recipient of “Order of the Long Leaf Pine”
Richard E. Vinroot International Achievement Award
President Carlos Salinas of Mexico awarded Cooper the “Order of the Aztec Eagle”, which is equivalent to the US Presidential Metal of Freedom. (This past year, it was awarded to Senator Edward Kennedy, and in 2008, to Bill and Melinda Gates)
SBA Exporter of the Year