Veteran economist Sherry Cooper back on Bay Street: ‘I’m returning to my roots’
Sherry Cooper, a former high-profile Bay Street economist, is making something of a comeback, joining the private Vancouver-based mortgage and lending group, Dominion Lending Centres (DLC). Ms. Cooper, born in Baltimore, has been a fixture on the Northern American scene for decades — working at the U.S. Federal Reserve and later with the Federal National Mortgage Association, more commonly known as “Fannie Mae.” She moved on to Burns Fry in Canada, becoming its chief economist and vice-chairman before the company was acquired in 1994 by BMO Financial Group, where she was made vice-president and chief economist. Ms. Cooper, 64, left BMO two years ago to work as an independent adviser. On Monday, the Toronto-based Ms. Cooper began a new job as chief economist at DLC, which for the past five years has used hockey commentator Don Cherry as its media pitchman.