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Jamie Cope

Jamie Cope


MRB 311

Manager, Business Development - WVU Industrial Extension


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis 
  • Certified Fundamentals of Digital Marketing by Google 
  • Certified Film Commissioner by AFCI

With 20+ years of experience, Jamie leads business development and outreach for the WVU Industrial Extension where he is responsible for state-wide promotion of products and services, leads collaboration efforts with our business partners, and provides leadership training to clients. He has a diverse background that includes entrepreneurship, marketing, economic development, and manufacturing. He has extensive experience in creating and producing educational events, developing video and graphic campaigns, and developing and training teams. Jamie has held multiple leadership roles in consulting and commerce organizations with demonstrated success working with economic development partners. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.

Awards and Achievements

  • WV Media's “Generation Next: 40 Under 40” 
  • NASA's Space Award for excellence in science education WV Tourism Employee of the Year 
  • Telly Awards (4) & Crystal Communicator Awards (6) for excellence in writing, creativity, & animation
  • Temecula Valley Film Festival – Audience Choice Award 
  • WV Film Festival & WV Filmmakers Festival - Winner

Service and Outreach

  • Animation Bible Camp - Creator/Director for 15 years 
  • FIRST Robotics - Mentor 
  • ParkRun - Volunteer 
  • Red House Bible Church - Deacon/Youth Director

Selected Publications

  • Rocking Chair Reader: Coming Home

Special Interests

  • Animation 
  • Running 
  • Crafting/Making