EVP, CMO Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena
Melissa Proctor joined the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and Philips Arena in 2014 and presently holds the positions of Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the organization. Ms. Proctor began her career with Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., serving in senior brand development and strategy positions for Turner Entertainment Networks (including TNT, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), truTV, and Peachtree TV) and Cartoon Network.
Proctor’s professional achievements have earned her recognition from a multitude of publications and organizations. In 2016 she was named to the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s class of 40 Under 40 and received honors from the international association, Leaders in Sport
as one of its Leaders Under 40. Most recently, she was featured on Inc.’s list of 17 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2017.
Proctor serves on the board for The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, 48in 48, 21st Century Leaders, as well as in an advisory capacity for The Children’s Museum of Atlanta Board. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Wake Forest University and a master’s degree in design studies/branding from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at The London Institute.