Molly Cooper directs Hall & Associates’ Chattanooga, Tennessee, office and specializes in research. A graduate of the University of Tennessee – Chattanooga, while in college Cooper became one of the youngest people ever to co-sponsor an NSF Phase I research grant. Prior to joining Hall & Associates, Cooper worked as a research assistant and grant writer and pre-school educator at the Tennessee Aquarium.
Ned Bothfeld joined Hall & Associates in 2012 and supports public and private
sector transportation, homeland security, and health care clients while also
focusing on client development.
Prior to joining Hall & Associates, Ned spent the previous three years living
and working in Hangzhou, China. He served as a lead writer and a member of the
editorial department of thatís Zhejiang magazine, a writer for
NiuBBall.com, which provides in-depth coverage and analysis of Chinese
basketball, and as an English tutor and American cultural consultant to the
family of the CEO of Guangsha Group, one Chinaís largest construction and real
Ned graduated from Miami University in 2008 with a bachelorís degree in Mass
Communications. He also has experience in search engine optimization, private
wealth management, and working in the non-profit sector.
Nicholson first joined Hall & Associates LLC in
2008 as researcher
providing in depth research in transportation
safety and security, as well as issues
pertaining to healthcare and homeland security.
Mark rejoined in June of 2010, and
now supports public and private sector
transportation, homeland security, energy, and
health care clients.
Prior to rejoining Hall & Associates, Mark
worked at Van Scoyoc Associates in Washington
DC, a bipartisan government affairs firm where
he focused on local government, appropriations,
water resources, transportation, energy and
Mark graduated from Miami University in 2008
with a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Religion
with a focus in Classical Humanities. Mr.
Nicholson has also done work with the Marine
Corps Scholarship Foundation, a non-profit
organization that gives scholarships to the
children of Marines, with a special attention to
the children of fallen Marines.
Jamie Crooks first joined Hall & Associates in 2006, providing in depth research in transportation safety and security, as well as issues pertaining to healthcare, finance, and homeland security. Crooks rejoined the team in 2008, and now supports public and private sector transportation, homeland security, energy, and health care clients. His primary practice areas are media relations, regulatory and government affairs, and litigation preparation.
Crooks graduated cum laude from Harvard University, receiving a bachelorís degree in economics with a focus in government. While at Harvard, he was a senior editor of the Harvard College Economist, an economic journal focused on current issues in finance, trade, development, and fiscal and monetary policy. He attends Columbia Law School in New York City, where he has been named a James Kent Scholar. He currently serves as an Articles Editor of the Columbia Law Review. ____________________________________________________________________
Ken Johnson was born in Bralorne, British Columbia, and has Canadian and British citizenship. He was educated in Vancouver and received a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. He later qualified as a Certified General Accountant and gained experience in the private sector in accounting and property management.
He qualified as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and gained advanced flying experience in the Air Force and as a civilian pilot. This included arctic surveillance, transport, search and rescue, and fighter duties. In 1967 he joined the Department of Transport as a civil aviation inspector and was involved in the flight calibration of navigational aids, together with the development and licensing of airports. In 1972 he became the planning manager for the Department's Central Region in Winnipeg.
Following an assignment as an economist/policy adviser with the multimodal Arctic Transportation Agency, he began a series of progressively senior management appointments. In 1975 he became Regional Manager, Airports, Pacific Region, responsible for the operation and development of 25 airports, including Vancouver International. He next worked as Pacific Regional Administrator responsible for all aspects of civil aviation in the region with a staff of 2,000. In 1978, he became Director of Airport Policy, Planning & Programming at headquarters in Ottawa.
In 1982 he became the Director of the Department of Transport's Aviation Safety Bureau. He was prominent in the planning and development of an independent aviation safety board. In 1984, he was appointed Executive Director of the new, independent Canadian Aviation Safety Board. He led that organization as its senior public servant and contributed to the conceptual planning for a multimodal safety board to encompass the air, marine, rail and pipeline modes of transport. In 1990 he was appointed Executive Director of the newly established Transportation Safety Board of Canada. He was the chief operating officer in that organization as it conducted approximately 200 investigations per year and developed its national and international capabilities in aviation, marine, railway and pipeline safety investigation until his retirement from public service in 2001.
He has an airline transport pilot’s license and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He is Chairman of the Board of the 450-bed Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Centre in Ottawa. In addition he is a Council member of the Centre for Aerospace Safety/Security Education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a member of the Board of Advisers for the Southern California Safety Institute, and president of the National Air Museum Society.