Milton Cooper is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for Kimco Realty Corporation. Mr. Cooper served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from November 1991 to December 2009. In addition, Mr. Cooper was Director and President of the Company for more than five years prior to its initial public offering in November 1991. In 1958, Mr. Cooper, along with a partner, founded the Company’s predecessor and has led the Company through its IPO and growth over the past six decades.
Mr. Cooper is well recognized for his significant and lasting contributions to the REIT Industry and has received a National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”) Industry Leadership Award. Mr. Cooper also serves as a Director of Getty Realty Corporation. Mr. Cooper is a graduate of The City College in New York and Brooklyn Law School.