Jeff Cook retired on July 3, 2015, after a 47 year career that included operating his own commercial real estate firm, working for three fortune 500 firms in Alaska’s energy industry and concluding his career as Regional Director of External Affairs for Koch Industries, the 2nd largest privately held firm in the United States. In his retirement, Cook will continue as a consultant for Koch Industries.
Mr. Cook served on the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Board from 1984 to 1990, and again from 1992 – 1998. He served as chair in 1985, and is currently active as a member of the chamber’s government affairs committee. Mr. Cook is a past member and president of the University of Alaska Board of Regents.
Mr. Cook is active in the Fairbanks Rotary Club and has served as its president. He is currently president of the Greater Fairbanks Community Hospital Foundation board, and served as chairman of the corporate giving committee for the Denali Center extended care facility and the Harry and Sally Porter Heart Center on the hospital campus. He serves on the board of directors for the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce, and is on advisory boards for Alaska Airlines and Wells Fargo Bank.
Mr. Cook was born and raised in Fairbanks, and is a graduate of Lathrop High School. He completed both his BBA and MBA degrees at the University of Oregon. He has been married to his wife Susan for 49 years and they have four grown children and five grandchildren.