Following a national search led by Turnkey, the Atlanta Hawks have named Michael Drake to the role of SVP, Corporate Partnerships and Premium Sales.
Drake is familiar with the Atlanta market – prior to joining the Hawks, he served as SVP & Chief Revenue Officer of Business Operations at Arthur Blank’s AMB Sports & Entertainment.
“This is an amazing time to join the Hawks organization. I’ve been fortunate enough to help launch three incredible stadiums and although there were a number of opportunities across the country, I quickly saw nothing compared to this year-round sports and live entertainment approach happening in downtown Atlanta with this new arena,” said Drake in a statement. “The Hawks have a tremendous ownership group and I look forward to not only broadening the first-of-its-kind fan experience initiatives inside the arena, but engaging the community to further support the Hawks’ integration with downtown Atlanta.”
Turnkey has been an industry leader since 1996, with a legacy of more than 1,000 executive search placements. Current and recent Turnkey clients include the University of Alabama, the Atlanta Hawks, CitiGroup, the University of Denver, Louisiana State University, the University of Michigan, the Milwaukee Brewers, the University of Mississippi, Monumental Sports, the University of Nebraska, the Oakland Raiders, Richard Childress Racing, RocNation, Rutgers University, the Tampa Bay Lightning, Temple University, Ticketmaster, Townsquare Media, the United Center, VStar Entertainment Group, and the Washington Nationals.
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