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John McDonald

John McDonald has extensive athletic and facilities’ management background. He served as the Assistant General Manager at Alltel Arena in North Little Rock (AR), Assistant General Manager of the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville (NC), and Venue Manager of the Georgia Dome for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta (GA).

In addition to the expertise John brings in facility management, he has also developed and overseen sports and entertainment content including the production, promotion, and management of sporting events, tournaments, and concerts.  John has spent the last 12 years putting on high-profile events including “Serving Up Aces” featuring Pete Sampras; NBA preseason games featuring the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets, Charlotte Bobcats, and others; the AT&T Corps Classic Collegiate Football Game featuring Texas A&M vs. Army; the SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament; and various other events.

John most recently served as a vice president of Sports Facility Management (SFM)​​​​​ where he oversaw the operations of portfolio of sports tourism venues.

John was a defensive lineman for all four of his years at Duke University and holds a Master’s degree from Appalachian State University.

Duke University – Bachelor of Arts
Appalachian State Univ. – Master’s of Science, Sports Management

Project Experience


Myrtle Beach Sports Complex – Myrtle Beach, SC Oversaw Operational Start Up and Ongoing Operations


Hoover Sports Complex – Hoover, Alabama – Oversaw Operational Start Up and Ongoing Operations

Panama City Beach Sports Complex – Panama City Beach, Florida
Oversaw Operational Start Up and Ongoing Operations

Greensboro Coliseum Complex – Consultant, Ruston Sports Complex – Consultant

Simmons Bank Arena – North Little Rock, Arkansas – Operations
Jacksonville Sports Complex – Jacksonville, Florida – Operations
Ruston Sports Complex – Ruston, Louisiana – Operations