SFA|SFM Announces Newest Hire—Clara Jones, Formerly of Northrop Grumman, to Serve as Director of Human Resources and Risk Management

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SFA|SFM has again added to its team with the addition of Clara Jones, who will serve as Director of HR and Risk Management. Clara will oversee the development of policy and all human resources activities including employment, compensation, labor relations, benefits, training, risk management, employee relations and employee support services, for team members in the corporate offices and facilities across the country.

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Clara brings the level of experience needed to assist us in professionalizing operations.

The Sports Facilities Advisory and sister firm Sports Facilities Management (SFA|SFM) have announced the hire of Clara Jones, who will take on the role of Director of Human Resources and Risk Management as SFA|SFM continues its previously uncharted growth during the rise of the youth sports segment.

Clara, who joins SFA|SFM with a B.A. in Psychology and a Masters in Public Administration with a concentration in Government Contracts, as well as a decade of HR experience, believes that her prior career experience has prepared her to be a fully contributing member of the SFA|SFM team and its mission.

“At SFA|SFM, we strive make a positive impact in the communities in which we work and serve through sports—to do so, we not only have to pursue financially sustainable projects, but we also have to have hardworking, dedicated, loyal, passionate employees who share that same vison and mission; and that’s where I can make an impact.”

Jason Clement, Owner and COO of SFA and Co-Founder of SFM, adds that Clara’s background will assist her in providing the necessary leadership and support to the SFA|SFM team members who are opening, operating and optimizing its facilities, thereby further developing the corporate infrastructure to support the scalability of the company’s growing wealth of products and services which ensure that SFA|SFM remains one of the best value propositions in the industry.

“In our continued push to bring enterprise level process to the youth and amateur sports markets, it was clear that we needed a true leader and team player. We reviewed dozens of candidates because this is an area of opportunity throughout the youth and amateur sports industry. Clara brings the level of experience needed to assist us in professionalizing operations.”

Clara joins as SFA|SFM has recently appointed several industry veterans—including Steve Daugherty and Steve Eaton, formerly of Disney’s Wide World of Sports and Disney Theme Parks Disney, as well as former Ford Field Stadium General Manager Joan LeMahieu—and the company asserts that Clara will add to its success in such diverse areas as event development, sports marketing, new facility development, strategic planning, sports tourism, finance, emergency preparedness, and human resources.

For more information about SFA|SFM and the available suite of planning-funding-opening-management services, visit http://www.sportadvisory.com.

About Sports Facilities Advisory and Sports Facilities Management (SFA-SFM):

The Sports Facilities Advisory and Sports Facilities Management (SFA-SFM) is the leading resource in sports facility planning and management. SFA-SFM has helped to plan, fund, open and manage many multimillion-dollar sports complexes in communities throughout the USA and internationally since its founding in 2003. The expansive growth youth team sports and sports-related tourism has necessitated better quality facility management. SFA’s proprietary data system—based on years of planning, funding and managing facilities, coupled with the rise of the youth sports segment—is the engine behind the development of SFM. Since its recent inception, SFM has already become an industry leader in the managing of amateur sports and events complexes, and along with SFA, provides the planning, financing and management expertise needed to turn ideas into successful recreation facilities. SFA-SFM serves both public and private clients. Its services fall into four main categories: plan, fund, open and manage, which encompass every phase from early stage feasibility studies to preparing financing documents, overseeing development and opening and full-time management services. SFA-SFM’s success depends upon its mission to dramatically improve communities through the opening or optimization of sports and recreation centers. For more information, visit http://www.sportadvisory.com/home.html.

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