Georgia Athletic Hospitality


The Georgia Athletic Hospitality office is managed by The Colonnade Group, a sports production and event management company based in Birmingham, Alabama. The GAH office handles the management and operation of the Sanford Stadium SkySuites, Champion’s Club, SkyClub, and Stegeman Coliseum’s courtside seating and hospitality for Men’s Basketball and Gymnastics, Baseball Dugout and Press Club.

GAH was established in early 2009 with the mission to bring the best possible service and experience to the premium seat holders at the University of Georgia. Leading this effort is Jessica Deems, Director of Georgia Athletic Hospitality, and her dedicated staff of UGA student ambassadors.

About Our Office

The GAH office is located in Stegeman Coliseum, 100 Smith St, Athens, GA 30602.

Phone
877-GA-DAWGS (877-423-2947)

Fax
706-583-0868

Mailing Address
University of Georgia Athletic Association
Georgia Athletic Hospitality
PO Box 1472
Athens, GA 30603

Web Address
www.georgiaathletichospitality.com

GAH Staff

Jessica Deems

Director, Georgia Athletic Hospitality
jdeems@sports.uga.edu
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As a former Georgia Athletic Hospitality intern, Jessica was excited to return to GAH and The Colonnade Group as Director in January of 2016. Her duties with GAH include premium seating management for football, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball and the management of venue rentals for the UGA Athletic Association.

Jessica grew up in the town of Douglas, GA prior to attending the University of Georgia in 2008 and has remained in Athens since that time. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with a focus in Multicultural American Literature from UGA in 2012. Jessica previously held the position of Senior Event Coordinator within the office of Campus Reservations, Events and Technical Services within Student Affairs. In this role she managed over seven event spaces on campus, the largest being the Tate Student Center Grand Hall. Most recently, Jessica worked in the office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost as an administrative specialist for special projects and assistant to the Vice Provost. This position allowed Jessica to work on several university initiatives and plan special events for the Provost's Office.

Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband, Jarred, and their Chewbacca doppelganger puppy named Chewy.

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Sameer Vashisht

Assistant Director, Georgia Athletic Hospitality
sameerv@sports.uga.edu
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A native of Athens, Georgia, Sameer Vashisht joined The Colonnade Group in June of 2014 and is now the Georgia Athletic Hospitality Assistant Director. Sameer helps manage and operate the hospitality areas and premium seating for football, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball as well as facility rentals for the UGA Athletic Association and the GAH Student Ambassador communication.

In 2013-2014 Sameer worked as a full time intern in The Georgia Bulldog Club. Prior to joining the University of Georgia, Sameer received a Bachelor of Art and Science in Psychology from UGA in 2011 and a Master of Education in Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia in 2013.

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