Event Operations Group – A national success story

Published 4:55 pm Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What started out as a part-time job quickly became a full-time successful career for Michael Jones.

A national award-winning police officer of 13 years, Jones wanted something more and he got it. He is now owner of the nation’s second largest event management company. What Jones has accomplished as founder and CEO over the past eight years epitomizes the American Dream. But it is more than security for star-studded celebrities like Alan Jackson, Chris Rock and Hank Williams, Jr.; it is the entire management of major events where they appear.

Jones has used his experience, insight and creativity to streamline and redesign event operation management. From the people taking your tickets at the gate to the security guards standing watch on the field at the end of the football game and all in between, EOG does it all.

What EOG provides is the entire package from beginning to end.

Jones and his staff take care of their clients and are big enough to have hundreds of clients, but small enough to provide each with personal attention. Jones is passionate about his company’s opportunities.

Among EOG’s clients are Barber Motorsports Park, Bruno’s Event Team, Talladega Speedway, SEC Events, Alabama and Auburn football games and virtually everything imaginable. If you name it, they manage it.

EOG is not just in Alabama, but they have venues in Mississippi and Louisiana and are growing every day. They are a national business with a hometown appeal.

It is hard to follow the mathematical equation, but EOG will serve 268 facilities across the country, with an average weekly capacity of 1,678,744 average contacts. That is the equivalency of 1,791 event days per year by 4,000 employees.

What Jones and EOG bring to Alabama is not just outstanding premier management of events, but they contribute to our community through economic development, tourism and providing thousands of jobs. They also take the time to reinvest in our state by offering college internships and scholarship programs for inner-city youth.

EOG is one of Shelby County’s most innovative and progressive businesses. It only makes sense that one of the nation’s fastest growing counties would be the home base for one of the country’s fastest growing event management companies.

For more information on EOG visit www.eventoperationsgroup.com.