DJ Mackovets brings more than 35 years of event marketing and operational planning experience to the NSGA Board. Prior to his election to the Board in 2012, Mackovets was the President and Executive Director of the 2011 Senior Games Organizing Committee in Houston.
He has been involved with a variety of major events across the country during past decades including the World University Games, the Goodwill Games, two US Olympic Festivals and most recently as COO of the 2015 World Police & Fire Games – an international Olympic style event staged in northern Virginia, DC and Maryland for 10,000 public safety personnel from 68 different countries.
Mackovets was the General Manager of the largest venue built for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta – the 1400 acre Georgia International Horse Park - home of the equestrian and mountain biking competitions.
Other relevant mega event experience includes Executive Director of two NCAA Final Four Organizing Committees, Senior Vice President / Operations for two Super Bowls and the Director of the Local Organizing Committees for the US Figure Skating Championships and the Bassmaster Classic.
His early career was focused on media relations, sponsorship sales and promotions for two pro football teams, college athletics and the Peach Bowl.
THOMAS JAMES Events is an Atlanta based business focused on integrated city wide operational planning and founded in early 1993 by Christy Thomas and DJ Mackovets.