Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena CEO, Steve Koonin, will be the featured guest at an Atlanta Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on Tuesday, April 14. Greenberg Traurig is the presenting sponsor of this event.
Steve Koonin was named Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta Hawks in April 2014. Koonin oversees all business, financial and strategic operations of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena.
Koonin, a longtime entertainment and marketing veteran, joined the Hawks after spending the previous 14 years with Turner Entertainment Networks, most recently serving as the division’s president. As president, he oversaw programming, marketing, strategy and operations for top-rated networks including TNT, TBS and Peachtree TV. He was also instrumental in the programming and media rights acquisition processes around the NBA and NCAA, and helped build strong brand franchises for “Inside the NBA” and “NBA on TNT”. Prior to his stint at Turner, Koonin was at the helm of worldwide advertising for The Coca-Cola Company.
Koonin studied marketing at the University of Georgia, where he and his wife, Eydie, have established the Koonin Scholars Fund at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. The fund provides scholarships for Grady students preparing for careers in the creative industries and media.
Tuesday, April 14
11:30 a.m. – Registration
Noon – Lunch
12: 25 p.m. – Remarks and Q&A
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn
The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303
Dress at The Commerce Club is business or business casual attire.
The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $5 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also very convenient.
Click here or call 404.577.7377 to register.
This luncheon is open to the public.
Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404.577.7377 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
APC member prices
General admission ticket – $30
Table of 10 – $300
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign and program listing – $325
General admission ticket – $40
Table of 10 – $400
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign and program listing – $450
Tables may be purchased by calling 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.
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