Christie Purks, a native of Atlanta, was promoted to director of event management in July 2011. Her duties encompass the sports of men's basketball and gymnastics.
Purks is a 1994 graduate of the University of Georgia earning a ABJ in public relations and completed her masters degree in sport management from UGA in 1999. She served as the meet director for the 2001 and 2008 NCAA Gymnastics Championships that were both held in Athens. Purks also served as the meet director for various NCAA and SEC Swimming and Diving Championships held on the UGA campus. From 2006-2008, Purks served as the chair of the NCAA Women's Gymnastic Committee. In 2008, Purks was named the Athletic Association Employee of the Year.
Before joining the athletic association, Purks worked at the University's Visitors Center.