SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, EVENT MARKETING & COMMUNITY RELATIONS
An innovator in the specialized discipline of entertainment and special events for the sports industry, Petra Pope, in her eighth year with the Brooklyn Nets, is responsible for the Brooklyn Nets in-game entertainment experience, including the Brooklynettes and Brooklyn Nets Kids dance teams, music, video production, costumes, lighting, halftime, and the mascot.
Additionally, Pope oversees the team's community relations department, including the Brooklyn Nets Assist program that betters the lives of youth in surrounding communities, as well as the team's special events, such as ticket Influencers, charitable events, the draft night party, and the open practice.
Pope played a major role in the launch of the Brooklyn Nets brand and overseeing the soft opening events for Barclays Center. She also helped integrate the Nets into the Brooklyn Community by leading the first-ever Brooklyn Nets Community Week, which touched 5,000 children and adults in five days.
In 1991, Pope launched the Knicks City Dancers and spent 14 years with the Knicks before joining the Nets in 2005. While with the Knicks she produced on-court entertainment and was also responsible for creating the first children's dance team for the Knicks and New York Liberty and the first Dance Camp in the NBA.
Prior to joining the Knicks, Pope was the manager of the Laker Girls from 1983-89.
Pope, who was born in Niederweisel, Germany, is a black belt in karate. She lives in Manhattan.