Hooper Hardison joined the UMDF as a trustee in October 2014. He is the President of Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company, a manufacturer of cast iron and plastic pipe and fittings for the construction industry. Hooper began his career with Charlotte Pipe in 1988, and before joining Charlotte Pipe, he worked in the banking industry for three years.
Hooper is a member of Woodberry Forest School Board of Trustees and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Board of Visitors. He currently serves on the boards of Charlotte Pipe and Foundry Company, The Dowd Foundation, BPV Capital Management, and The First Tee of Charlotte advisory board.
Hooper attended Woodberry Forest School and earned a B.A. Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his Masters in Business Administration from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.