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.
University of Georgia Athletic Association
Georgia Athletic Hospitality
PO Box 1472
Athens, GA 30603
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.
Born and raised in Columbus, Georgia, Brooke came to Athens in 2011 to attend The University of Georgia. Brooke finished her degree in May 2015 with an A.B.J. in Public Relations from Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication while minoring in Consumer Economics. During her senior year, Brooke worked as a Georgia Athletic Hospitality Ambassador.
Brooke has now joined Colonnade Group as the Georgia Athletic Hospitality Assistant. She 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.
In June of 2015, Jenna Taylor joined The Colonnade Group as a Georgia Athletic Hospitality Assistant. Jenna assists the GAH office in the management and operation of hospitality areas and premium seating for football, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball as well as facility rentals for the UGA Athletic Association.
Prior to joining the University of Georgia, Jenna received a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from James Madison University (’13) in Harrisonburg, VA where she was a four-year field hockey player. She spent 2013-2014 serving as the Assistant Field Hockey Coach for Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Most recently, she graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (’15) in Richmond, Virginia with a Master of Education in Sport Leadership. Originally from Seaford, DE, she has lived in Midlothian, VA since 2002.
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.