Cooper, Dwight(2)

Dwight L. Cooper


Dwight is CEO and co-founder of Professional Placement Resources (PPR) Talent Management Group, located in Jacksonville Beach, FL. PPR began as a permanent placement firm specializing in the placement of Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Language Pathologists. In the beginning, PPR was envisioned as a small business, but today PPR has exceeded that vision, most recently (August 2016) listed in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. Over the past two decades, PPR has excelled at recruiting while focusing on the customer experience and culture-based hiring. The firm’s own culture and core values provides it a foundation for delivering the best customer experience. In 2015, PPR was ranked the #4 Best Place to Work in America and in 2016, it was one of thirty-five companies in the world to receive the Gallup Great Workplace Award. PPR’s family of brands include: PPR Travel Nursing, PPR Educational Services, PPR Talent Solutions, PPR Vendor Solutions, and PPR Risk Adjustment Staffing.


Dwight received both a Bachelor in Science and Master in Science degree from Union College in Schenectady, NY.


From 1993 to 1996, Dwight was the UNF’s assistant coach for men’s basketball. He is also the past chair of the Brooks College of Health Dean’s Council.

Dwight’s community involvement includes: Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and former board member of Hendricks Day School of Jacksonville.


Dwight lives in Ponte Vedra Beach with his wife, Christine, an alumna of UNF’s Coggin College of Business.