Hired as a corporate communications director for AMB Group, LLC in 2014, Elena assumed lead business (non-sports) strategic communications responsibilities across the Blank Family of Businesses platforms, specifically focusing on the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. In this role, Elena managed communications efforts for multiple projects including the Mercedes-Benz Stadium groundbreaking, the Atlanta United brand launch and training ground project and Mercedes-Benz Stadium naming rights and Founding Partner announcements.
Beginning with the announcement of the new MLS team in April, 2014, Elena led proactive and comprehensive communications strategy and tactical planning for the club including executive announcements, event execution, brand identity, marketing and community outreach. She transitioned to her current role with Atlanta United in January, 2016 solely focusing on communications responsibilities for the new club.
Prior to joining the Blank Family of Businesses, Elena spent eight years with Turner Enterprises, Inc. managing communications and events for CNN founder Ted Turner’s for-profit and philanthropic operations.
Elena earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Penn State University.