Bruce Levenson is an American businessman who is best known for creating the company United Communications Group which is often abbreviated as UCG. His other claim to fame is being the owner of both the Atlanta Hawks basketball franchise and the Atlanta Thrashers professional hockey franchise. Levenson is of Jewish descent and also contributes to many Jewish causes as well as non-Jewish causes.
Bruce Levenson was born in Washginton D.C. and grew up in a suburb of the city in Maryland. He attended Washington University in Missouri where he chose to major in journalism. Upon completing his undergraduate studies, Mr. Levenson returned home to Washington D.C. and begun working as a correspondent for a local paper. Bruce Levenson also enrolled in American University at the time and begun working towards a law degree.
According to PR Newswire, Mr. Levenson graduated from American University and got his law degree, but he has never practiced law. Instead Bruce Levenson teamed up with his best friend Ed Peskowitz to create their own newspaper that highlighted oil prices, news and developments in the world. The paper eventually expanded, bought other papers and eventually became United Communications Group. Now based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, the firm offers in depth information and metrics on commodities such as oil, gas and metals. It also provides key insight into sectors such as technology, banking and energy.
Bruce Levenson is often remembered for taking over the Atlanta Hawks in 2004 and becoming the primary owner of the team. Under his ownership the Atlanta Hawks posted some of their most best ever NBA seasons in terms of wins and consistently qualified for the NBA playoffs. Levenson helped transform the Atlanta Hawks into a highly competitive team that no longer lingered at the bottom of the standings.
Bruce donates heavily to charities. He helped create the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. He also helps fund Birthright Israel and numerous Jewish youth organizations. Levenson is also involved in Washington D.C. charities that help underprivileged youth in inner city Washington D.C.. FO=or more info about Mr. Levenson, visit Wikipedia.org.