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Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena Announce Multiple Promotions and Hires.


CONTACT: Max Strauss or Malynda Washington, Hawks Brand Communications, ATLANTA HAWKS AND STATE FARM ARENA ANNOUNCE MULTIPLE PROMOTIONS AND HIRES Organization Continues to Evolve as Leader in Sports and Live Entertainment Industry.

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks today announced promotions and new hires across multiple departments including Analytics, Corporate Administration, Finance, Marketing, People (Human Resources) and Public Relations.

“We are thrilled to welcome new Team Members and promote existing Team Members as we make strides in becoming a world-class organization,” said Steve Koonin, Chief Executive Officer for the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena. “The key to our success and growth as a leader in the industry will always be our ability to attract and retain high-level talent.”

The addition of two new hires and four promotions serve to facilitate organizational growth and further establish the Atlanta Hawks and the award-winning State Farm Arena as a premier sports and entertainment organization.

New hires include:

• Levetta Futrell as Vice President of Entertainment Industry Relations

• JT Louviere as Vice President of Revenue Analytics

Promotions include:

• Garin Narain to Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer

• Jen Choi to Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Growth Planning

• Shina Coley to Vice President of Accounting and Financial Reporting

• Andrea Rivera to Vice President of Internal Communications and Programs

In August, the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena hosted its inaugural ‘Interview Day’ and as a result hired 279 candidates for various part-time roles. Those seeking employment learned about the Hawks’ ‘True To You’ culture through an interactive, one-of-a-kind interview experience. Candidates who came prepared with resumes received opportunities to interview with hiring managers of various departments such as arena conversion, food and beverage, guest experience, housekeeping, security, Hawks retail, ticket box office, flight crew and uniform management.

Those interested in learning more about current and future employment opportunities with the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena should visit

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Committed to entertaining and uniting the city of Atlanta since 1968, the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena, under the leadership of Principal Owners Tony Ressler and Jami Gertz, continue to build bridges through basketball by following its True to Atlanta mantra. On the court, the Hawks’ exciting young core is led by All-Star point guard Trae Young as the organization received the NBA’s top ranking in overall in-game experience for the last two seasons. Off the court, the Hawks organization focuses on positively impacting the lives of Atlantans through providing access to youth basketball, fighting food insecurity, and the recent transformation of State Farm Arena into Georgia’s largest-ever voting precinct for the 2020 elections. The Hawks family also includes the College Park Skyhawks (NBA G League) and Hawks Talon Gaming Club (NBA 2K League). Atlanta Hawks Membership, which includes your seat for every home game for the 2022-23 regular season, is on sale now at or by calling 866-715-1500. For more information on the Hawks, log on to or follow us on social media @ATLHawks.


Home to the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club, the award-winning State Farm Arena opened its doors in October 2018 following the 2nd largest renovation in NBA history. Inspired by the fans, State Farm Arena is a next-generation venue focused on experience, service and entertainment. With the NBA’s third-largest center-hung scoreboard and an immersive video experience, fan-friendly food pricing and premium restaurant options, Topgolf Swing Suites and celebrity-inspired spaces accessible to every fan, the downtown Atlanta arena stakes its claim as the city’s best sports and live entertainment venue. Named Pollstar’s 2020 Best New Concert Venue, State Farm Arena consistently ranks among the top 10 concert and event venues in the world by and hosts nearly 200 events and nearly 2 million guests annually. For more information on State Farm Arena, log on to today or follow us on Twitter @StateFarmArena.


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