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J.D. Wood

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J.D. Wood

J.D. is a sports management expert with over 15 years of experience managing facilities and events. After earning his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University, he went on to work for some of the top organizations in the sports tourism industry, including the City of College Station, Dallas CVB, National Senior Games, and his alma mater Texas A&M University. He also served as the Director of Business Development and Events for the Dallas Sports Commission. J.D. is now using all the industry knowledge that he has gained through his impressive career to help The Sports Facilities Companies improve communities all over the country as the Regional Vice President of Strategic Development.


In his role, J.D. is responsible for developing and executing business planning strategies that will allow SFC to identify and take advantage of opportunities for growth in new markets. Through his experience and guidance, cities better understand the process for developing transformative sports, recreation, events, and fitness venues.


Previously, J.D. led the opening of Publix Sports Park (formerly Panama City Beach Sports Complex) as the general manager for the facility. As part of the Dallas Sports Commission, he was a part of the successful effort to bring the 2026 World Cup to the city.



  • Texas A&M – Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
  • Texas A&M – Master of Science in Sport Management



  • Sports Tourism Strategist (STS)
  • Leading Champions Executive Leadership Certificate
  • SafeSport Certified
  • Post-Crisis Leadership Certificate
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate

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