Christie Purks, a native of Atlanta, was promoted to associate director of event management in July, 2001, after serving two years on the event management staff. Her duties encompass the sports of swimming and diving, gymnastics and soccer.
Purks is a 1994 graduate of the University of Georgia earning a ABJ in public relations. In May of 1999, she completed her masters degree in sport management also from the University. She served on the meet committee for the 1999 NCAA Womenís Swimming and Diving Championships and the 2001 NCAA Gymnastics Championships both held in Athens. Purks also served as the meet director for the 2002 NCAA Menís Swimming and Diving Championships held at UGA.
Before joining the athletic association, Purks worked at the Universityís Visitors Center.