HOOVER MET COMPLEX TEAM

The Hoover Met Complex Team is dedicated to making your experience great. Learn more about our leadership positions HERE!

MONTY JONES, JR.

General Manager | Management & Operations

Monty Jones, Jr. joins SFM as the General Manager of the Hoover Metropolitan Complex with 17 years with venue management. In addition to this role within SFM, Monty has worked with the Arizona Coyotes of the NHL, Super Bowl XLIX, NCAA College Football National Championship 2015, Chicago State University Athletics, University of South Carolina Gamecock Athletics, Arena Football League’s Carolina Cobras and Cape Fear Wildcats and North Carolina State University Athletics.These experiences will help Monty in his current role with providing leadership and direction for the Hoover Metropolitan Complex along with his responsibility to be fiscal duties, customer service and retention, business development and expansion.

In recent years Monty has been awarded Venues Today Generation Next Award Winner for Top 5 Industry Leaders under 35, the only General Manager of a venue on the Harlem Globetrotter Tour to exceed venue historical gross revenue 6 consecutive years, 2017 NC State University Alumnus of the Year for the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and SportsEvent Magazine Readers’ Choice for Park and Recreation Leader to Watch in 2018.

Monty obtained his B.S. in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management with a concentration in Sports Management from North Carolina State University.He was born in Guam and raised in North Carolina.Currently resides in Birmingham with his wife and two sons.He enjoys coaching his sons in soccer and baseball along with hanging with family and friends.

Jamie Cox

Sports Coordinator | Sports Program Development & Implmentation

Jamie joins the HMC team as an experienced sports and fitness manager. He brings 12 years of experience in the sports industry and established relationships with the Birmingham sports community. He has served as a Sports and Wellness Director for both the Atlanta and Birmingham YMCA associations. Jamie has also held positions of high school basketball coach and personal trainer while living in Atlanta, GA. His passion is helping young athletes discover how to develop their skills and reach their potential as leaders in the community.

Jamie earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Administration from Georgia State University and a B.A. in History from Samford University.

Born and raised in Georgia, Jamie is loyal to Atlanta sports teams, but since relocating to Birmingham in 2012 he has developed an appreciation for the local sports scene. When he is not cheering on his Atlanta teams, he enjoys spending time at the gym and playing golf with friends.

amanda helton

Finance/HR Management | Accounting & Finance

Amanda has been in the business accounting field for 12 years including management for 6 years.She has worked in many areas of finance, business and customer service as well as event planning, promoting and marketing.With a servant’s heart and positive attitude, Amanda strives to be an asset to her peers, company and community by demonstrating leadership at the office and at home. She wishes to add value to her team by using her creative and analytical skills to innovate reporting, financial strategies and communication. “What you focus on Expands!” Is her favorite quote about growth and leadership.

Amanda graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her B.S. in Accounting.She is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers and is a Certified Bookkeeper.She also will sit for the Certified Management Accounting(CMA) Exam in 2018.

Amanda has lived in Hoover and surrounding area her entire life and has enjoyed watching her city grow. Besides being a mother, Amanda enjoys spending time with friends & family, attending young professional & other social events, SEC football (she’s an Auburn fan) and has a passion for painting.

Gary McClendon

Sales &
Marketing Manager | Sponsorship Sales & Marketing

Gary joined the HMC team in January 2018. He brings over 25 years of background and experience in sales, sales management and marketing.He has held such titles as Division Manager, Area Marketing Manager and Area Sales Manager during his time with BellSouth, AT&T and Coca-Cola.

Gary earned a Master’s Degree in Industrial Management and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Georgia Southern University in Economics.

While born and raised in Blackshear, Georgia, Gary has had the opportunity to live in almost every state in the Southeast.In his spare time, Gary enjoys all types of fishing and play golf with friends.

Aaron Banker

Facility Manager | Facility Operations

Aaron joins the HMC team as an experienced facility and event manager. He brings over 20 years’ experience in facility and event management, as well as general management, strategic planning and a variety of project developments in the area of collegiate and professional athletics. These include stadium athletic and convention event management as well as virtually all facets of facility and event management.

His experience in facility/event management, and operations started at the collegiate level at the University of Arkansas and Lehigh University and progressed to stints with the Washington Redskins, NY Mets and Islanders as well as working events like the Long Beach Grand Prix, Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Tournament and AKC National Championships, 3 NCAA Championships, ACC and SEC Championship Event.

Aaron earned a Master’s Degree in Sport Management and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arkansas.He has coach American Legion, Connie Mack and RBI baseball teams and volunteers as a Little League Umpire.

Guy Carney

Parking/Security Manager | Security & Parking

Guy joins the HMC Team with a combined 30 years of experience in the Law Enforcement/Investigations/Security Field. He served 12 years as a Military Police Officer/Criminal Investigator in the United States Marine Corps and after completing his enlistment, returned home to the Birmingham area. During his enlistment, Guy traveled to many different locations including he and his family enjoying living in Japan for a period of approximately 6 years.

Subsequent to returning to Birmingham, Guy spent 18 years with the Birmingham-Southern College Campus Police Dept. where he worked as the Investigator as well as a Shift Supervisor. Throughout his career, Guy has helped plan, organize, oversee and carry out a plethora of security details for all types of events. His passion is providing the service aspect of the protect and serve motto and lives his daily life by treating people the way he wants to be treated.

Born in Atlanta, GA., Guy’s family moved to Birmingham, AL. when he was a small child. Guy grew up in the Hoover area and is glad to be able to assist his community by returning to work in the area where he grew up. When not working, Guy can be found spending time with his family which consists of a wife of 31 years and their 3 sons. Additionally, he enjoys spending his spare time cheering on his favorite college sports team, the Alabama Crimson Tide.

lisa fehr

Administrative Services Coordinator | Guest Services & Sales

Lisa brings an extensive amount of experience in sports marketing to the HMC team. Lisa spent 9 years with the NBA’s Orlando Magic in a variety of positions including Assistant Director of Sponsorship Sales and Assistant Director of the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.

Lisa earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Troy University double majoring in Public Relations/Advertising and Broadcast Journalism.

Born and raised in Florida, Lisa relocated to Birmingham in 2016. Lisa is a mother of two daughters one at Hoover High and one at the University of Alabama. Lisa is often cheering on Hoover Bucs and Crimson Tide sporting events. An avid tennis player, Lisa is active in area leagues and tournaments.

Harry Leckemby

Facility Coordinator | Event Operations &
Marketing

Harry joins the HMC team as an experienced sports event and marketing & sales professional.
He brings 30 years of experience in the sports and hospitality industry and established relationships within the sports and hotel industry. His background in the sports industry was developed by serving as Manager, Corporate Marketing and Consumer Products for USA Hockey, Regional Event Director for Triple Crown Sports; Hockey Operations Manager for 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Organizing Committee, Special Events Sales Manager for Hidden Valley Resort and Event Coordinator for Resort Sports.

Harry has also held the following positions within the hospitality industry; Director, Sports & Athletic Sales for BookMyGroup and Sports Sales Manager for Hilton and Radisson properties. His passion is helping develop young business professionals in the sports business industry. Harry serves on the Advisory board for the Sport Management Program at Robert Morris University.

Harry earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Majoring in Sport Management from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA

Born and raised in Punxsutawney, PA, Harry is loyal to his Pittsburgh sports teams, since relocating to Birmingham in 2013; Harry is involved in the local community by serving on the board of directors for the Alabama Amateur Hockey Association and Eucharist Minister at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.Harry is married to Elizabeth Leckemby with a son Trey (11) and daughter Riley (9).

Michael Pepper

Event Manager | Event Management

Michael Pepper was born and raised in rural Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi State University. He has a BA in Fitness Management and a Master’s in Sports Administration. Michael’s journey in the sports business has taken him from various positions in minor league baseball to his current role with the Hoover Met Complex.

Michael has been with the City of Hoover for 5 years and enjoys overseeing the day to day operations of the Hoover Met as well as planning and coordinating all the events that are booked at the Finley Center.

Michael and his wife Hailey have 2 daughters and they live in Vestavia. He enjoys playing golf, hunting and being outdoors.

James Young

Event Manager | Event Management

James has been with the City of Hoover for 5 years. His role with the City is overseeing the day to day operations of the Hoover Met Stadium. Prior to joining the City of Hoover, he was on staff with the Birmingham Barons for 13 seasons. During his time with the Barons, he served in multiple roles that included stadium and baseball operations.

James is a graduate of Ohio University and holds a B.A in Sports Management and Communications. He and his wife, Julia, live in Birmingham with their daughter Jaley.When he is not at the Met, he can be found on softball fields watching and coaching his daughter’s team.

HOOVER MET COMPLEX SUPPORT STAFF

The Hoover Met Complex would be impossible to run without the help of our outstanding staff members. From the people who greet you as you enter and answer any questions you have to the facility staff who keep the fields and courts in excellent condition. Hoover Met Complex staff is comprised of a family of dedicated, passionate people who work together to make Hoover Met Complex the most outstanding sports facility in central Alabama.