Erin Cooper

Chief Operating Officer


Erin is a finance and treasury executive who has achieved notable recognition over 25 years building and leading top-performing, efficient and cost-effective operations for organizations large and small. As Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for overseeing finance, accounting, payroll and benefits administration for the firm, as well as developing internal tracking and management systems to ensure the company is well positioned for continued growth and continues to meet the needs of our clients.

Erin is a leadership team member on Lautman’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. Outside of Lautman, she is an active member of the Leadership Council for Inclusion Allies Coalition (IAC), a global coalition of organizations and practitioners committed to diversity, equity and inclusion within society that serves as allies for those who feel marginalized and advocates for inclusive policies and practices. Erin is the co-Chair of the IAC Mentoring Committee and a contributing member of their Advocacy Committee.

Prior to joining Lautman, Erin worked in the corporate world as Director of Corporate Treasury at Blackboard and as Treasurer at Digital Intelligence Systems. In the nonprofit space, she held several senior finance and financial systems roles at the Institute of International Education in Washington DC.

Erin graduated cum laude from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and holds a Masters in Spanish Linguistics from The Pennsylvania State University. She prides herself on being a multifaceted professional with a background in foreign languages as well as finance operations — a blend that allows her to bring needed dialogue regarding diversity and inclusion to historically one-dimensional professions. It is her drive to push the envelope and think outside the box that has always been at the core of her mission to encourage others to be courageous and limitless. Erin leads organizations in change management strategies that focus on creativity, sensitivity and mentoring to illustrate there is always more than one path to a goal. “Create a vision, embark on the mission and achieve an endless array of success” is the inspirational message Erin infuses into organizational cultures.

In her spare time, Erin serves as Strategic Financial Advisor to Julie Kantor, Founder and CEO of Twomentor, LLC. She designs jewelry and is an accomplished singer who has performed several times at the Kennedy Center and Strathmore.