George Atallah

Assistant Executive Director of External Affairs
NFL Players Association

George Atallah is the assistant executive director of external affairs for the NFL Players Association.

George has held this position since 2009, leading the organization’s communication and media strategy through several crisis situations, including the 2011 NFL lockout, the Ray Rice case and the Adrian Peterson case. He is noted for his use of social media, particularly Twitter, and is also responsible for communicating on television and radio on behalf of the NFLPA and its members. George is also active in educating NFL players on how to convey their thoughts to the public through social media.

Prior to the NFLPA, George specialized in media relations and crisis communications strategies at Qorvis Communications.

He is a graduate of Boston College, where he earned two bachelor degrees, one in English and one in philosophy. He also earned his MBA from George Washington University.