ABOUT US

LEADERSHIP

Brad Olecki

An entrepreneur with a love for the art and science of building partnerships, Brad is the CEO and Founding Partner of Trenches Sports & Entertainment. Trenches is a sales and marketing firm connecting brands with unique sports & entertainment experiences and engaging their fans through impactful and purpose driven, cultural marketing platforms. As a founding executive with the College Football Hall of Fame, Brad is captivated by the impact an interactive and educational experience can have on youths, adults, and communities the like. As Chief Revenue Officer, Brad worked to develop a multi-tiered capital campaign to build the Hall, which is recognized as one of the top experiences in the industry and was a catalyst for the evolution of the attraction and experience financial modeling.

Tammy Hurt

Serial entrepreneur, music industry advocate and rock drummer, Tammy Hurt began playing drums at the age of four and has been playing professionally since the age of 14. Her latest project behind the drum kit is Sonic Rebel. She is the managing partner at Placement Music, a music production company specializing in creating custom music for all forms of media. Highlights include being commissioned by FOX Sports (twice) to create original, full orchestral scores for Super Bowl and providing music for film and television clients including Paramount Pictures, SONY, CBS, Lifetime, NFL and NASCAR. Tammy is a co-founder of Georgia Music Partners (GMP), the non-profit behind the passage of the Georgia Music Investment Act (tax incentive). She received a Commendation from Georgia Governor Brian Kemp for her contributions to Georgia and the United States and is a recipient of Catalyst Magazine’s Top 25 Entrepreneurs and Ones to Watch Award. Tammy is currently serving as Vice Chair on the National Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Chris “Ludacris” Bridges (co-chair)

The Ludacris Foundation
Entertainer, Philanthropist & Entrepreneur

Michele Caplinger

The Recording Academy
Sr. Executive Director

Shan Cooper

Atlanta Committee for Progress
VP & Executive Director

Geoff Cottrill

The Coca-Cola Company (Retired)
SVP – Strategic Marketing

Charlie Hendon

Hendon Properties
Chief Executive Officer

Bob Hope

Hope Beckham Inc.
President & Co-Founder

Joel Katz (co-chair)

Greenberg Traurig
Managing Shareholder

Jeff Mullins

Georgia General Assembly
Senator

Michael Sticka

GRAMMY Museum
President

William Pate

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
President & CEO

Robb Pitts

Fulton County Government
Chairman, Board of Commissioners

Steve Weizenecker

Barnes & Thornburg
Partner

Christopher Fuller

Inspire Brands
Chief Communications Officer

Tricky Stewart

Grammy Award Winner
Songwriter, Producer, &
Composer

Dr. Jocelyn Wilson