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 Michelle Jones, Director of Georgia Athletic Hospitality, and her dedicated staff of UGA student ambassadors.

About Our Office

The GAH office is located on the 3rd floor in The Georgia Bulldog Club Suite (330) of the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall on the campus of the University of Georgia. Please feel free to use the visitor parking at the front of the complex.

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

Michelle Jones

Director, Georgia Athletic Hospitality
mjones@sports.uga.edu
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Michelle returned to Georgia Athletic Hospitality (managed by Colonnade Group) in January of 2014. Her duties with GAH include premium seating management of football, basketball, and gymnastics. Michelle also schedules and oversees rental events in UGA athletic venues.

A proud graduate of the University of Georgia, Michelle earned her bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture in May 2009. While in school, she was a member and captain of the UGA Equestrian team and helped win two National Championships. Post-graduation, Michelle joined Colonnade Group in their inaugural season at UGA as an intern under the leadership of Bethany Hawkins. Upon completion of her internship, Michelle was hired by Colonnade Group as the Director of Premium Seating at Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, AL serving in that position from 2010-2013.

After four seasons with the Jax State Gamecocks, Michelle now enjoys life “between the hedges” with her husband, Anthony, and favorite four-legged friends: Max & Cannon (rescue dogs), Mia & Mr. Berkley (rescue cats), & Libbie (the horse).

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Brooke Harp

Georgia Athletic Hospitality Assistant
gah@sports.uga.edu
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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.

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Jenna Taylor

Georgia Athletic Hospitality Assistant
hospitality@sports.uga.edu
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 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. 

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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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