Shantella Cooper

Shantella Cooper, Director, Intercontinental Exchange

Shantella (Shan) Cooper joined the Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE) Board of Directors in December 2020.

Ms. Cooper brings more than 30 years of experience in business operations, human capital management, transformation, enterprise risk management, community affairs and economic development. She is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Journey Forward Strategies, LLC, a solutions-focused consulting firm that specializes in leadership development and organization effectiveness.

Ms. Cooper served as the Executive Director of Atlanta Committee for Progress (ACP), a coalition of leading CEOs focused on critical economic development issues for the City of Atlanta, from 2019 - 2022. From 2016 to 2018, Ms. Cooper served as Chief Transformation Officer of WestRock Company, a paper and packaging solutions company. She developed the change management strategy and implemented business processes, enterprise risk management and new information technology strategy for the global enterprise. From 2011 to 2016, Ms. Cooper served as Vice President and General Manager of Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, an aerospace and defense contractor. While at Lockheed, she led the 6,000+ employee operations in Marietta, Georgia, Meridian, Mississippi and Clarksburg, West Virginia, responsible for designing, producing, modifying and maintaining military aircraft for the United States and countries around the world. During her time at Lockheed Martin, Ms. Cooper also served as Vice President of Human Resources as well as Vice President of Business Ethics for the Aeronautics Division.

Ms. Cooper currently serves on the Board of Directors of SouthState Corporation since 2022 and Southern Company since October 2023. Prior to its acquisition by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC (CD&R), she served on the Board of Directors of Veritiv Corporation from 2020 to 2023. Prior to the merger with SouthState Corporation, she served on the Board of Directors of Atlantic Capital Bancshares, Inc. from 2019 to 2022. In addition, she served on the Board of Directors of Georgia Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company, from 2017 to October 2023. She currently is a Trustee of Emory University and Chair of the Grady Health Foundation Board.

Ms. Cooper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology and Religion from Emory University and a Master of Business Administration from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. She is also a graduate of the Rutgers University Executive Masters in Global Human Resource Leadership Program.

Chair of the Risk Committee

Member of the Compensation Committee