The EOG Team

  • Mike Jones
    Mike Jones President/CEO

    Before founding Event Operations Group, Mr. Jones was employed as a law enforcement officer by the City of Helena, AL for more than a decade. As a veteran of law enforcement his assignments included: Patrol Supervisor, Emergency Response Team/SWAT Team Leader, Training Coordinator, Explorer Division Commander, Director of Community Relations and Crime Prevention Programs, Narcotics Agent, and Police Communications.

  • Veneesa Yow
    Veneesa Yow V.P. of Finance and Administration

    Ms. Yow is a true Event Operations Group success story. Ms. Yow began her career at EOG as a part-time event staff employee in February 2008. Through hard work and diligence, Ms. Yow was quickly promoted to an Event Supervisor position. Ms. Yow was promoted to Senior Vice President – Finance in March, 2014. She continues to work events whenever and wherever needed.

  • Craig Yancey
    Craig Yancey Vice President of Development

    Craig joined Event Operations Group in 2010 after spending more than 20 years in broadcasting and media management. Starting his media career as an on-air personality in both radio and television, Craig eventually transitioned through many roles, becoming the Advertising Director for a national sport publication, and General Manager of many highly successful radio stations.

  • Brad Weston
    Brad Weston Executive Director of Administration

    Brad comes to Event Operations Group from a vast and varied background. Growing up in an agricultural family, Brad’s formal education and initial career path was in the livestock industry. For over a decade, Brad was responsible for the production operations for some of the largest commercial pork producers in the country.

  • Ashley White
    Ashley White Executive Director of Human Resources

    After graduating Pelham High School in 2006, Ashley got a degree in Massage Therapy from Southern Union Community College in Opelika, AL. After practicing massage for a year, Ashley realized her career path was being pulled in a different direction. She started with Event Operations Group in 2010 and quickly made her way up the corporate ladder.

  • Lisa Fisher
    Lisa Fisher Executive Director of Accounts

    In 2011 Mrs. Fisher was nominated for the Top HR Executive in the Birmingham Business Journal for EOG. Mrs. Fisher earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Jackson State University, Jackson Mississippi. Today she continues to work hard and she remains dedicated to EOG.

  • Lana Clayton
    Lana Clayton Executive Director of Finance

    Lana joined Event Operations Group in July 2013 in the Finance Department as an Accounts Manager. Lana was promoted in December 2013 to Executive Director of Finance. She is a graduate of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa with a degree in Commerce & Business Administration.

  • Trey Myers
    Trey Myers Regional Director

    Trey brings to Event Operations Group an extensive combined background of management, customer service and law enforcement/security experience. He has over a decade and a half of law enforcement/security experience while working for state government.

  • John Burchfield
    John Burchfield Regional Manager

    John comes to EOG by way of venue security. A graduate of Valleydale Academy, John immediately started with EOG in the fall of 2008 as a part time associate. His work ethic allowed him to be promoted to being a full time supervisor where he served the position for 3 years. He is recently promoted to Regional Manager.

  • Iris Phillips
    Iris Phillips Personnel Manager

    Iris started working for Event Operations Group in 2007. She has worked in multiple venues across Alabama, including the BJCC and University of Alabama. While working for EOG, Iris has assisted in developing many policies still used today in personnel management. Before working with Event Operations Group, she worked as a case worker for United Way of Central Alabama. This background has allowed Iris to maintain open communications between fellow associates.

  • Janet Wallace
    Janet Wallace Regional Manager

    Janet comes to Event Operations Group after teaching and coaching in the public school system of Mississippi. She has had experience in dealing with patrons at games and is knowledgeable of the skills needed to use in dealing with people under her leadership. As an eligibility coordinator, she also kept records of athletes in the entire school system in which she worked and coached.

  • Katy Wallace
    Katy Wallace Regional Manager

    Katy joined Event Operations Group in 2009 as a part-time employee with a Bachelor Degree in Science from Mississippi State University. During her time at MSU, she was a student athletic trainer; working with the football, basketball, and many more teams during her schooling at MSU. She had been teaching science and volunteer coaching softball part-time in the West Point, MS school system but began working part-time with EOG continuing her connection to MSU.

We Love It!

Event Management is not a hobby, it’s a profession, and we love it! So do our more than 18,000 full and part-time associates. That’s why EOG has been selected as Best Places to Work year after year.

We’ve also been recognized across the industry with business awards presented for:

  • Top CEO
  • Top CFO
  • Rising Star
  • Circle of Excellence
  • Healthiest Workplace
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Top HR Executive