President of the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena
Bob Williams is president of the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks and president of Philips Arena. As Atlanta Hawks President, Williams has oversight of the franchise’s business operations. As president of Philips Arena he oversees all operations as well as the venue’s in-house concert and entertainment promotions company.
Williams was a member of the executive committee to oversee the design and construction of Philips Arena. Previously, he was a 22-year employee of The Omni Coliseum and the Atlanta Hawks. He was The Omni’s president beginning in 1994 until it was imploded in 1997.
Williams holds board positions with the Georgia Alliance for Children, the Atlanta Hawks Foundation, the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB), the Atlanta Sports Council, and Central Atlanta Progress, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Atlanta.
In addition, Williams recently was made Honorary First Sergeant of Fort Benning's Charlie and Delta Companies of the 30th AG Infantry. Bob was recognized for developing a program of hosting injured soldiers, soldiers preparing for assignment to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Airborne Rangers and their families at Hawks home games and various other Philips arena events.
Williams is a graduate of the University of Georgia.