Meet The Team

Jack Cooper

Executive Director

Jack Cooper is the founder and Executive Director of the Animal Digestible Food Packaging Initiative. He retired in 2017
from the Food Industry Environmental Network (FIEN), the regulatory and policy email update service he founded in 1990.

Mr. Cooper has had a long career in service, including: he worked with the National Food Processors Association (now Grocery Manufacturers Association) for 16 years, he is an Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) fellow, he served as chair of the Food and Beverage Environmental Conference, he served on the Leadership Board of the UC Davis Food Science and Technology Department, and he is a member of the International Association for Food Protection. Mr. Cooper has a BS and MS in Food Science from the University of California at Davis.