Bruce Levenson’s Work As Owner Of The Atlanta Hawks And Building Philanthropic Organizations

Bruce Levenson is a prominent figure in the NBA as the former owner of the Atlanta Hawks and their representative on the NBA’s Board of Governors. He owned the majority of the Atlanta Hawks’ shares after purchasing the team as part of a packaged deal in 2004. He decided to sell the team in 2015 in a Forbes reported $850 million deal to business magnate Tony Ressler, but in the midst of this sale he’s taken the team’s former insurance provider to court over failure to honor a policy. The policy allowed for former General Manager Danny Ferry to file a claim in the event of wrongful termination and Ferry’s attorneys maintain that he was eligible to receive payments from this claim. Levenson and the other former owners are in the midst of a long settlement for this situation.

Bruce Levenson is the cofounder of United Communications Group (UCG), a company he and his friend Ed Peskowitz started in a small apartment in a Washington D.C. neighborhood. Levenson loved writing and journalism growing up, and he got his bachelor’s degree in the field from Washington University and also contributed to the Washington Star newspaper on the side. He had also thought about going into law and attended American University’s law school where he got his J.D., but the success of his new company in 1977 prompted him to stay focused on journalism. UCG began publishing many industry newsletters and today is a large scale technology service company. See, http://brucelevenson.com/.

Levenson also helped build several philanthropic organizations including Hoop Dreams, “I Have a Dream” Foundation, and the Center for Philanthropy and Non-Profit Leadership at the University of Maryland. He’s also a member of the Holocaust Memorial Museum Board of Trustees and his mother-in-law once told her story of survival of the event when the Atlanta Hawks team visited the museum in 2014. Levenson also partnered with the Anti-Defamation League to host the Concert Against Hate in 2015.

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Felipe Montoro Jens’ Strategic Push of Brazilian Multinational to the Top

The Odebrecht Group of companies is one of the three largest multinationals operating in Brazil today. Odebrecht has extensive interests in real estate, energy, defense and technology, oil and gas, sugar and ethanol, water and sewage, and infrastructure engineering and construction. The group at http://www.odebrecht.com/sites/default/files/port_ra_impressao_05_jun_2007.pdf consists of more than eight companies with a presence in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.

Felipe Montoro Jens is serving as the CEO of Odebrecht and is also in charge of the subsidiary Odebrecht Participaes e Investimentos. He is on the board of the group and several other Odebrecht subsidiaries including Odebrecht Agroindustrial, Odebrecht Realizaes Imobilirias and Odebrecht Energy. As a financial management expert, Felipe Montoro Jens has held positions with the group in planning, corporate finance and project management in the UK, Singapore, and Brazil.

Mr. Jen’s experienced leadership at Odebrecht has guaranteed its immense success, leading to the merger of Odebrecht Group with the Mariani Group in 2002 to form Braskem on Bloomberg. At Braskem, Odebrecht nominated Felipe Montoro Jens to become an alternate board member. Braskem is a publicly listed supplier of petrochemical solutions and is one of the biggest producers of biopolymer products. Braskem serves consumers in more than 70 countries and has production facilities in Brazil, the US, Germany, and Mexico.

Felipe Montoro Jens also chairs the board at Madeira Energy and is a board member at ETH Bioenergy and Foz Do Brasil. Mr. Jen has also served as the CEO of Energipar Captação, a securities trading company founded in 1996 in Rio, Brazil.

Felipe Montoro Jens was a principal speaker at the 2011 World Economic Forum in Rio, Brazil. Mr. Jens graduated with an international management masters from the American Garvin School of International Management in the US. He is also a chartered financial analyst on radaroficial.com.br. He has previously worked for PriceWatehouseCoopers, the financial consulting multinational, Enron, an energy company and Enel Group, an energy and gas company.