Ravens VP to join 'Skins, sources say

Cope likely to pursue Cooke stadium sponsor

June 15, 1999|By Jon Morgan

David Cope, who as vice president of sales and marketing for the Ravens helped negotiate the team's blockbuster sponsorship with PSINet, is moving to the Washington Redskins.

Cope, 35, a resident of Bethesda, will become an executive vice president in charge of marketing, public relations and stadium operation, according to sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

He will likely spearhead the Redskins' effort to find a sponsor for the stadium, named after former owner Jack Kent Cooke. New owner Daniel Snyder has said he will explore a sale of the naming rights, which is one of Cope's specialties.

Cope, who joined the Ravens in 1995, was general sales manager for the company that owns the Washington Wizards and Capitals and negotiated the deal to name USAir Arena. Previously, he worked for the Orioles, moving up from box office manager to director of marketing and advertising.

Pub Date: 6/15/99

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