PRSA Houston's March luncheon will feature Kevin Cooper, Senior Director of Communications for the Houston Texans, as he tackles the subject of how to lead during tough times. Kevin will share the highs and lows of the Texans last few seasons and translate the team's experiences into tips and pointers on how to keep your brand and image strong among a variety of audiences, from fans, colleagues, media, critics and beyond, during seasons of uncertainty.
Speaker Kevin Cooper, Senior Director of Communications, Houston Texans
Kevin Cooper is entering his 13th season with the Texans and fifth leading Houston’s communications department. Cooper served as the director of communications in 2010 and was elevated to senior director of communications in May of 2011.Cooper is responsible for shaping and molding the image of the team in the ...
Kevin Cooper is entering his 13th season with the Texans and fifth leading Houston’s communications department. Cooper served as the director of communications in 2010 and was elevated to senior director of communications in May of 2011.
Cooper is responsible for shaping and molding the image of the team in the public and the community. He serves as the liaison between the local and national media and the Texans’ front office, coaches and players. Under Cooper’s direction, the communications staff generates publicity for the club while serving as the team spokesman.
Cooper began his NFL career with summer internships in the public relations departments of the Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Rams. He spent the 2001 season as a public relations intern with the New York Giants and served in the same capacity with the Texans in 2002 before being hired as the team’s media relations assistant in 2003.
In 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2012, Cooper was part of a staff that won the Pete Rozelle Award, which is voted on by the Pro Football Writers Association to recognize the NFL’s outstanding public relations department. He attended the NFL’s Stanford School for Managers in June 2006. He has worked four AFC Championship Games with the NFL as a team liaison and five Super Bowls in his career.
Cooper earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University in 2001. A native Houstonian, Cooper attended Jack Yates Senior High School. He resides in Pearland with his wife, Allison, daughter, Alexa and son Robinson.