John F. Cooke

John F. Cooke

John F. Cooke is President and Chief Executive Officer of Western Territories Group, LLC, a company which is investing in businesses in Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Previously, Mr. Cooke was with the Walt Disney Company for fifteen years. For five of those years, he was Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs at Disney Corporate, and from June 1985 to January 1995, he was President of The Disney Channel. Before joining Disney, Mr. Cooke served for ten years at the Times Mirror Company.

Mr. Cooke is a member of the Board of Advisors for the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy. He is a member of the Board of Directors and a member of the executive committee of the Pacific Council on International Policy. He is a Trustee Emeritus of The J. Paul Getty Trust and is Chairman Emeritus of the American Film Institute. Mr. Cooke is President of the Lincoln Club of Los Angeles.

Mr. Cooke is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served on the Clinton Administration's Commission on the Global Information Infrastructure.

Previously, John was a Trustee of Johns Hopkins University, a Trustee of The Thomas Jefferson Foundation, a member of the Board and Chairman of the Los Angeles Public Library Foundation, a member and Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of UCLA School of Public Affairs, a member of the Board of Overseers at the Huntington Library, a member of the Board of the Library of Congress, a member of the Board of Los Angeles County Art Museum, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Skirball Cultural Center.

The Advisory Board offers advice and guidance to the principals of Covington Capital Management to further the success of the Firm. In addition, it is anticipated that the Board will provide opportunistic wealth management and philanthropic introductions. The Board will assist in building the Covington brand.