Bruce Levenson is a force to be reckoned with in the world of sports. As the former owner of the Atlanta Hawks, he’s had his share of experience with professional sports. Known best for his business acumen, his deep involvement with the NBA, and his philanthropy and charity work, Levenson also serves on the NBA Board of Governors since being inducted into the organization in 2004. In 1977, he co-founded United Communications group, a business specializing in white papers, news alerts, and data management for the government, healthcare, and technology, banking, and software industries. Mr. Levenson remains a crucial player and a member of the Board of Directors for TechTarget, based in the information technology industry.
Levenson is lauded for his financial investments in the U.S. Holocaust Museum, where he has worked to spread awareness of the Holocaust within youth populations and combat anti-Semitism. Bruce Levenson according to website time.com takes an active role in the operation of the Museum by teaching inner city youth essential skills and training them to serve as tour guides. Levenson feels a deep connection to the Holocaust, as his mother-in-law is a Holocaust survivor, and Levenson himself is of Jewish lineage. He is involved in a number of Jewish charitable organizations and works to improve Israeli-American relations alongside the Jewish Federation and Birthright Israel.
Working closely with his wife, Levenson plays a crucial role in the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership, where he has provided seed funding since 2010. The organization teaches students effective ways to run their own nonprofit organizations and spreads awareness for charitable activities at the University of Maryland.
As a Washington University in St. Louis and American University alumnus, Bruce Levenson attended law school at night in order to pursue a prosperous journalism career at the Washington Star, which he says taught him essential skills that he has continued to use throughout his life.
All eyes are on Levenson in 2015 as he continues to bring his exceptional knowledge in journalism, business, communications, professional sports, and investment to the table. Currently, Levenson has plans to continue work on the Board of Directors for TechTarget to improve the company’s profit margins and performance on the stock exchange (NASDAQ:TTGT). TechTarget was originally founded in 1999 by Dawn Hawk and Greg Strakosch as a spin-off of UCG, a company which Levenson intimately involved himself with in the past. Based in Newton, Massachustts, TechTarget works diligently to improve their data analytics packages for a wide variety of industries looking for enterprise-class market research.