TRUST THE PROCESS
In the world of sports, it never gets easier, you just get better. Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. The Atlanta Hawks are well known for their prowess in the pitch. The Hawks logo has been iconic for years with huge global fan base of NBA enthusiasts. Bruce Levenson has been the man behind the team for a while. The former NBA owner is a guru in all matters business
Bruce grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, born to a Jewish family. He graduated from the American University with a law degree. While still in school, Bruce remained active in journalism at the Washington Star.In 1977, Bruce partnered up with his friend, Ed Peskowitz and started up a company in Bruce’s own apartment. The company dubbed, UCG (United Communications Group) dealt with the publishing of newsletters that focused on advances in the oil market. Later on, UCG picked up other newsletters and even launched various databases that include Oil price information services.
Today, UCG is a private business information company that majors in in news and data analysis for healthcare, mortgage banking, energy, telecommunications and numerous other industries. UCG is also responsible for bringing GasBuddy allowing driver leisurely find low gas prices. Bruce Levensonwas part of the original majority owners of the Atlanta Hawks LLC, a group that was originally formed for the acquisition of the Atlanta Hawks from Turner Broadcasting. The Atlanta Hawks LLC consists of influential businessmen who own both the Philips Arena and the Atlanta Hawks basketball team
Bruce was the team’s managing partner and was also a member on the NBA board of governors. Bruce has made a lot of notable changes to the team including the induction of Danny Ferry. Bruce brought in Danny Ferry and hired him as the president of basketball operations and the overall general manager. Prior to this, Ferry played for the Cleaveland Cavaliers and was at one point in his lifetime considered one of the US’s most celebrated player for his exceptional abilities on the pitch.
In 2014, Bruce made public his wish to sell his share of the Atlanta Hawks. Apart from this, Bruce is also a founding member of the board of directors at TechTarget. Bruce was also on the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association board of directors and an advisor to the BIA Digital Partners. He has received various respects in his career including his 1997 induction into the Software and Information Industry Association hall of fame.
Bruce is an active participant in numerous philanthropic activities including his term as the president of the I Have a Dream Foundation, community foundation of Washington and is a founding donor to the U.S Holocaust Museum. Bruce supports a lot of Jewish causes including the Jewish Youth Philanthropy Institute and the Jewish-American youth movement just to name a few.
Bruce Levenson’s hard work has brought him the chance to work in some prestigious positions proving that hard work has a future payoff and is a source of inspiration to many.