Danny Cooner


Danny Cooner is the president, Safety First division. He has been with the company since 1996, serving in various leadership capacities within the division.

Mr. Cooner’s current responsibilities include complete oversight of the drug and alcohol management and testing division. Additionally, he oversees the implementation of strategic marketing plans to ensure growth of Safety First. Under his direction, Safety First continues to see record growth year-over-year. Additionally, he serves as primary contact to many of Safety First’s largest clients including Caterpillar, Lamar Advertising and Coca-Cola United.

His 45 years of work experience include 19 years working for a national reference laboratory in numerous management positions.

Mr. Cooner holds a B.S. degree in hospital administration and is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Additionally, he holds an associate degree in science from Jefferson State Junior College. He maintains several certifications including the Commission for Drug and Alcohol Program Professionals (CSAPA), the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) and the Health, Education, and Welfare certification (HEW) for medical technology.

Professional activities include membership in the Trussville Daybreak Rotary Club and is currently serving as assistant governor coordinator for District 6860.