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Hover Energy Adds Spark With New General Counsel

Hover Energy, a growing wind power and technology company based in Carrollton, Texas, has named Kelly Cope as general counsel. Cope is a veteran in-house attorney.

Hover is a relatively young company, created in 2015 to provide technology allowing businesses and government agencies to install wind power generation onto already-built sites.

Albert McLelland, CEO of Hover, said in a statement when the hire was announced: "We are very pleased to have Kelly overseeing our contracts and legal matters. His experience in both the domestic and international energy markets is invaluable at a time when we are finalizing contracts that lay the foundation for our expansion."

Hover did not respond to request for further comment on the hire. 

According to Cope's profile on Linked­In, he previously served as general counsel of Reliance Holding USA Inc., a Houston-based oil and gas holding company, from 2011 to the end of 2015.

Before that he served as counsel for Devon Energy, an oil and gas company in Oklahoma City, from 2002 to 2011. And from 1996 to 2002 he served as general counsel to energy companies in Indonesia. Cope received a law degree from the University of Texas Law School and an undergradute degree from Texas Tech University.

Hover also announced on Monday the hire of another executive—Dr. Carsten Westergaard was named chief operating officer of the company.

Contact Sue Reisinger at sreisinger@alm.com.

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