Bruce Levenson is an American businessman, philanthropist and an owner of an NBA team. He co-owns the Atlantic Hawks LCC which owns the Atlantic Hawks NBA basketball team along with the Philips Arena. He has served as the Hawks’ Governor on the NBA Board of Governors since 2004. Leveson has also co-founded United Communications Group (UFG) in 1977, and became a founding member of the publicity traded TechTarget.
Bruce Levenson was born in Washington D.C. and grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Levenson went to college at Washington University in ST. Louis and later graduated from law school at American University. While at law school, Levenson began a journalism career for The Washington Star.
Bruce launched the company United Communications Group back in 1977 from a storage room above his father’s liquor store. He his on the board of companies and and advisor to UCG’s executive teams. The company TechTarget started within UCG before it went public in 2003.
In 2004, Atlantic Hawks LLC was formed to buy the Atlantic Hawks basketball team which had been owned by Turner Broadcasting. Levenson and his partner became majority partners of the Atlantic Hawks LLC. The purchase also included the NHL team, Atlantic Thrashers but have since been sold in 2011. Levenson is a member of the NBA Board of Governors as well as the team’s managing partner.
Levenson is also an active philanthropist and has participated in many of those type of organizations such as Hoop Dreams Foundation and Community Foundation of Washington, D.C. He has also served as President of the Washington chapter of the I Have A Dream Foundation, which is an organization that helps people with low income to pursue higher education. Levenson has funded and donated to many places such as the U.S. Holocaust Museum.
Bruce Levenson lives happily with his wife Karen, and had three sons.