Manager of the Atlanta Hawks is perhaps one of Bruce Levenson’s most notable roles. Though being manager is a very time consuming position that has allowed Bruce to be in front of the spotlight, he has managed to stay involved in other business endeavors, charities, and of course family.
Bruce Levenson was born on October 1, 1949 in Washington D.C. In spite of the fact that he was born in D.C., Bruce spent a large portion of his adolescence in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Bruce’s instructive excursion drove him to Washington University in St. Louis, where he got his Bachelor degree. Bruce continued to pursue an educated even after he graduated from Washington University by attending American University in order to obtain a degree in law.
Even though he was attending law school, Bruce got a job at the Washington Star according to prnewswire.com. At this publication he would start a career in journalism. After finishing law school, Bruce took a leap of faith by becoming an entrepreneur. In 1977, Bruce and Ed Peskowitz worked together to create United Communications Group, an arrangement of expert business data organizations. The two started the company with very little resources. Working out of the Levenson’s apartment, he and Ed worked hard to develop and publish The Oil Express. This newsletter provided much information about the advancements of the oil industry. United Communications Group started with one newsletter but later they managed to acquire other newsletters that were currently in publication. In addition to obtaining other newsletters, United Communications Group (UCG) took the time to develop and offer other services. No longer did the company just publish newsletters, it now included Oil Price Information Service. Throughout the years UCG would continue to grow and provide services in the field of telecommunications, data, news and analysis, and technology.
UCG continues to expand in 2004 when Bruce and Ed became part owners of the Atlanta Hawks team, The Atlanta Thrashers, and the Philips Arena. Becoming a part owner of an NBA team opened the door for Bruce to become a managing partner and also a member of the NBA Board of Governors.
Bruce continues to stay in business with other opportunities such as being a part of TechTarget, where his investment allowed him to be a founding shareholder and also a part of the board until he gave up his position in 2012.
Other business endeavors allowed Bruce to be a part of DOT, a privately owned business that has concocted another cooking innovation equipped for toasting bread in three seconds.
Though Bruce spends much of his time being a businessman, he also takes time out with his wife to participate in charities. He has participated in the “I Have a Dream Foundation” as well as creating the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland.
Bruce is also a family man; he has three sons with his wife Karen. When Bruce has time to himself, he enjoys playing basketball and golf. He also enjoys to traveling, skiing, and camping.