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.
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
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.
University of Georgia Athletic Association
|Michelle Jones||Director, Georgia Athletic Hospitality|
|email / more info||Phone: 706.542.9123 Cell: 256.452.3772|
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).
Born and raised in Douglas, Georgia, Jessica moved to Athens to attend The University of Georgia in 2008. While at UGA, she served as Editor -in-Chief for Mandala Journal, an online multicultural journal published by the Institute for African American Studies, in addition to volunteering with several local organizations. She began working as a student assistant in the Development office at the Terry College of Business during her second year of college, where she remained until graduation. While at Terry, she worked primarily within the Annual Fund and Donor Relations departments. Jessica completed her degree in English in May of 2012.