DJ Mackovets

DJ Mackovets
Managing Director

DJ Mackovets brings more than 30 years of event and venue sales, marketing and operations experience to the board of the NSGA.

He served as President of the citywide organization that planned and staged the Senior Olympics in Houston, Texas in summer, 2011.

He has been involved in various capacities for the World University Games, two United States Olympic Festivals, the United States Figure Skating Championship and Atlanta’s college football bowl game – the Peach Bowl. DJ also served in a management role in marketing and media with two pro football teams.

A veteran of venue planning and management, DJ was a staff member of the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta with responsibilities for soccer competition at four stadiums throughout the southeast before being promoted to venue manager and ultimately General Manager of the Georgia International Horse Park. This 1400 acre multi sport, multi use venue was the largest competition venue built for the Centennial Olympic Games and it continues its successful post Games programming today.

Mackovets also served as a venue planning manager in 1998 for Turner Sports Goodwill Games staged in New York City. His varied facility roles included management at Madison Square Garden for basketball and boxing and the temporary construction and management of a 12,000 seat beach volleyball venue on Wollman Rink – the skating rink in Central Park.

Mackovets served as the Executive Director for both the 2002 NCAA Men's Final Four and the 2003 Women's Final Four as well as Senior Vice President of Operations for both Super Bowl XXXIV and XXXVIII.