Melissa M. Proctor is the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena. Her professional achievements earned her recognition from a multitude of publications throughout her career, including being a 2021 ADWEEK Top CMO Award Winner, selected to the Sports Business Journal's 2020 class of 40 under 40, the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 2017 class of 40 Under 40, Rolling Out Magazine's list of the Top 25 Women in Atlanta, The Atlanta Voice's 50 under 50, London's Leaders in Sports: Leaders Under 40, and earning a mention on Inc.'s 2017 list of 17 Inspiring Women to Watch. Part of the NBA since high school, Melissa was the first team attendant/ ball girl for the Miami Heat organization, and in later years, returned to work for the Heat in the basketball operations division. She serves on the board for The Atlanta BeltLine Partnership, The Children's Museum of Atlanta and 48 in 48. She holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Wake Forest University and a master's degree in design studies & brand strategy from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at The London Institute. A native of Miami, FL, Melissa now resides in Atlanta, GA with her daughter, Marley.