Julianna Hawn Holt, Chairman & CEO
Julianna Hawn Holt officially accepted the title of Chairman and CEO
of Spurs Sports & Entertainment on March 9, 2016, succeeding Peter
M. Holt in their majority interest partnership formed in 1996. The duo’s
collective vision for what the Spurs could become has built an incredible
Julianna Hawn Holt’s work behind the scenes, has been constant and
steady. Her business acumen and guidance amongst a passionate
group of owners led in part to the team’s success and basis for developing a leadership philosophy
which has crafted a Spurs winning formula.
Julianna looks forward to taking on a larger role with such talented individuals to insure the continued
strength and success of Spurs Sports & Entertainment, the community and our wonderful fans.
A disappointing 20-62 record in 1996-97 set the stage to draft Tim Duncan in 1997 who joined David
Robinson, one of the greatest centers of all time, to lead the Spurs to their first NBA title in 1999 and
set the tone for a franchise that would gain the admiration of the league. The Spurs leadership has
continued to oversee an era of impressive growth including 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014 NBA
Championship titles. ESPN The Magazine has named the San Antonio Spurs the best professional
sports franchise four times in its annual Ultimate Standings issue.
Today, Spurs Sports & Entertainment encompasses additional professional sports franchises including
the WNBA Stars, American Hockey League Rampage, NBA Development League Austin Spurs and the
San Antonio FC, a United Soccer League team which debuted in 2016.
Born of the evolving needs of the franchises and our community, the concept of the AT&T Center was
initiated. Julianna was an instrumental contributor to a grand collaboration between Bexar County,
the City of San Antonio, SS&E, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, architects, contractors, art
consultants and artists in order to build the impressive AT&T Center. The center reflects San Antonio
and South Texas, showcasing the region’s unique history and culture. After undergoing a spectacular
renovation in 2015, the AT&T Center continues to be a premier entertainment destination in San
A true Texan growing up in Corpus Christi with varied business interests including American Bank,
Hawn Brothers Oil & Gas Exploration and Production, Hewit & Dougherty Oil & Gas Production,
Saratoga & Hawn Land Development, Hawn Holt Interests, HOLT CAT, John D. Hawn Cattle Ranch,
and Prade Ranch, Hawn Holt Cross Triangle Ranch Julianna Hawn Holt’s business prowess has grown
through her involvement with these endeavors. Derived from these varied and robust experiences,
Julianna was influenced by a simple leadership motto: build skill and character, and always keep your
sense of humor.
Realizing how fortunate and blessed her life has been, Julianna places a tremendous emphasis
on philanthropic causes. She has long supported many that benefit the State of Texas, the arts,
education; both vocational and academic, as well as those dedicated to the well-being of children.
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