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Atlanta Hawks
State Farm Arena
College Park Skyhawks
Hawks Talon GC

Our Hawks Way

Our Purpose

We create memorable experiences for our fans.

Our Mission

To be the best sports and entertainment organization in Atlanta.

Our Guiding Principles


We speak candidly about performance and business issues.


We deliver results by building strong relationships with trust and understanding.


We are fearless and progressive innovators, working to provide our fans with a world-class experience.


We embrace, encourage and respect different points of view from all our team members.

Team Performance

We are selfless individuals acting on behalf of our fans, team members and organization.

True to You

At the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena, we are True to Atlanta!

Being True to Atlanta goes beyond a mantra or hashtag, it's about us having our presence throughout our communities and honoring the city of Atlanta culture.

Our team members bring True to Atlanta alive everyday by living our purpose, mission and guiding principles.

We understand our team member experience is equally as important as our fan experience. For that reason, we are True to Atlanta for our fans and communities, and we are True to You for our talented team members.

Our True to You experience is committed to providing our team members the opportunity to bring their talents, passion, and enthusiasm for our sport, business, and community to life everyday.

Welcome You

Welcome You

Being the new kid on the block is never easy. Be prepared to receive our southern hospitality as we ensure you are equipped with all the information and resources needed to have a slam dunk start!

Welcome You

Grow You

No matter your role in the organization your professional development and success are important and we will provide support and training to help your reach your goals.

Welcome You

Involve You

Being a part of a team is a way of life for us. We can't do our jobs without each other. We will give you ways to share your ideas and feedback, we will keep you informed on what's going on in the organization and provide you time and opportunities to give back to our community.

Welcome You

Celebrate You

Thank you. Well done. Preesheeaitcha you! Simple words that mean a lot. Expect to be recognized, rewarded, and celebrated for your efforts for creating memorable experiences for our fans.

Benefits & Perks



11 paid holidays


Education Assistance

Tuition reimbursement


Time Off

Paid Time Off for personal & volunteer use


Hawks Shop Discount

Merchandise discounts at Hawks shop



401k matching program


Paid Parental Leave

Paid Maternity and Paternity Leave


Flexibile Schedule

Teleworking & Flex Hours Available



Free Long-Term Disability insurance for employees



Medical, Dental, Life and Pet insurance available for employees and their dependents


Health & Fitness

Gym Membership Discounts


Growth & Wellness

Curated programs to meet professional & wellness growth


Game Tickets

Special Access to Game Tickets


Commuter Program

Free Monthly Parking or Monthly Transit Card


Hawks Care Fund

Short-term assistance for significant financial hardships


SFA Events

Pre-Sale priority for State Farm Arena events

*Specific benefits eligibility may depend on employment status, physical location, and years of service.



To Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena are committed to being a valued community asset that champions diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels for those we entertain and employ. We focus on driving that commitment through Voter Access, Economic Empowerment, and Community Partnerships. Within the city of Atlanta, a melting pot of different backgrounds and beliefs, our organization strives to be a reflection of the various walks of life that call this great city home.


To the Community

The Atlanta Hawks organization focuses on positively impacting the lives of Atlantans through providing access to youth basketball, curating community programming, fighting food insecurity, and recently transforming State Farm Arena into Georgia's largest-ever voting precinct for the 2020 elections. We align our foundation, corporate and community partners, employees and Hawks players to build bridges through basketball with a commitment to always be True to Atlanta.


To Sustainability

In 2022, State Farm Arena, home of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, award-winning sports and live entertainment venue, earned TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Platinum certification by Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the world's leading sustainability and health certification and credentialing body. With this achievement, State Farm Arena is now the only and world's first sports and live entertainment venue in the world to receive TRUE certification for zero waste.

State Farm Arena Sustainability

Hawks Executive Team

Tony Ressler
Principal Owner
Jami Gertz
Principal Owner
Steve Koonin
Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena
Melissa Proctor
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer
Joel Browning
EVP & Chief Financial Officer
David Lee
EVP, External Affairs & Executive Director, Atlanta Hawks Foundation
Scott Wilkinson
EVP & Chief Legal Officer
Andrew Saltzman
EVP & Chief Revenue Officer
Camye Mackey
EVP & Chief People, Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Garin Narain
SVP, Public Relations
Michael Drake
Senior Vice President, Corporate Partnerships
Dan Martinez
SVP, Team Operations
Kim Rometo
EVP, Chief Technology and Innovations Officer
Kyle Brunson
SVP, Ticket Sales and Service
Trey Feazell
Executive Vice President, Arena Programming

True Trainee Program

The True Trainee program develops Trainees personally and professionally through mentorship opportunities and valuable experience in the day-to-day operations of a professional sports and entertainment franchise.

Trainee Program

Current Opportunities

View all of our open opportunities at the Atlanta Hawks and State Farm Arena.


Workplace Award - Front Office Sports

Front Office Sports

2x Winner (2019, 2020)

Best Employers in Sports Award presented by FEVO, recognizes organizations across the sports industry that are doing the best for their employees. Whether it's great leadership, a focus on diversity and inclusion, a good work-life balance, or even how they've handled the impact of COVID-19, the Best Employers in Sports Award looks to recognize organizations who do right by their employees even in the most uncertain of times.

Workplace Award - USA Top Workplace

USA Top Workplace

National, regional, industry, and culture excellence recognition Winning the Top Workplaces award is proof-positive your organization really does put its people first. Not to mention, research shows companies that earn recognition as an organization of choice attract better job candidates, find the right talent for their organization, and have lower turnover.

Workplace Award - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The survey gathers responses to 24 factors covering seven areas, including organizational health factors relating to workplace culture. Employee engagement, company leadership, and basics, such as pay, benefits, flexibility, training, and expectations, are among the subjects of the questions. Employers are ranked in groups of similar size, and those that score high enough are recognized as Top Workplaces. Also, special award winners are honored for standout scores on specific survey areas.