The Georgia Athletic Hospitality Staff

Jessica Pope

Jessica Pope

Director
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706-542-9123

Jessica joined the Colonnade Group and Georgia Athletic Hospitality as Director in August 2017. Her duties with Georgia Athletic Hospitality include premium seating management for football, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball and the management of venue rentals for the UGA Athletic Association.

Jessica attended the University of Georgia in 2006 and has remained in Athens since that time. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Science Degree, from Franklin College, in Speech Communication from UGA in 2010. Prior to joining Georgia Athletic Hospitality, Jessica previously held the position of Account Executive at The Classic Center, the convention center located in downtown Athens, for nearly five years. Jessica is proud to be from a family of Bulldawgs, with other graduates being: her grandfather, father, aunt, sister, husband, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law!

Jessica married Alan Pope in July 2017 in Asheville, NC. They enjoy dining downtown, running, and spending time with their friends.

Riley Hart

Riley Hart

Assistant Director
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706-542-9227

Riley rejoined the Colonnade Group and Georgia Athletic Hospitality in May 2018 after previously being an intern for the Georgia Athletic Hospitality team back in 2016-2017.  As Assistant Director, his duties include assisting the director with premium seating management for football, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball as well as the overall management of venue rentals and the game day FANgineers.

Riley is originally from Carrollton, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2016 with his Bachelor's in Sport Management.  Prior to his time at Georgia Athletic Hospitality now, Riley worked with the College Football Playoff in Irving, Texas.  During his time in Texas, Riley assisted the College Football Playoff staff in executing the 2018 CFP National Championship in Atlanta.  

Forever a Dawg, Riley is excited to be back in Athens and to be working around UGA athletics once again.  Riley is a self-proclaimed sports enthusiast who loves playing basketball and golf.  Also, Riley has a love for theatre and enjoys seeing a hit musical whenever he can.  

Brittany Hayes

Brittany Hayes

Assistant Director
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706-542-2156

Brittany rejoined the Colonnade Group and Georgia Athletic Hospitality in July 2019 after previously working as a part-time intern for the Georgia Athletic Hospitality staff in 2017-2018.  As Assistant Director, her duties include assisting in the management of the premium areas for football, basketball, gymnastics, and baseball.  Brittany focuses on donor communication as well as serving as the lead manager for the baseball premium operation at Foley Field.

Brittany is originally from Crystal Lake, Illinois and graduated from the University of Georgia in 2018 with her Bachelor's in Sport Management.  Prior to returning to Georgia Athletic Hospitality, Brittany worked in the University of Minnesota Event Management Department. At Minnesota, Brittany directly oversaw Women's Soccer, Wrestling, Men's Gymnastics, and Softball.  Brittany also served as the In-Venue Host and Escort Lead for the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four in Minneapolis as well as the Tournament Director for the 2019 Big 10 Wrestling Championship and the 2019 NCAA Softball Regional and Super Regional Tournaments.

Brittany was ecstatic to make her way back to Athens and UGA.  She is a dog-lover with a brand new pup of her own, Willa.  She enjoys going to Zumba and hanging out with her friends.