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Jalen Williams Joins Huntsville Sports Commission as Event Operations Manager

Huntsville, AL – The Huntsville Sports Commission (HSC) is excited to announce the hire of Jalen Williams as the Event Operations Manager. As the Event Operations Manager, Jalen is tasked with overseeing the planning and execution of HSC events and supporting revenue generation and fiscal efficiency efforts.

Jalen is from Birmingham, Alabama. He attended Hewitt-Trussville High School where he excelled both in the classroom and on the football field. After graduating high school, he continued his academic and athletic career at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in African-American Studies. In addition, Williams was part of the winningest class in 50 years at Columbia, named the 2019 Maniatty-Remmer Unsung Player of the Year, and a member of the Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. where he served as the Vice-Polemarch for 2 years.

Jalen interned with the New York City Office of the Comptroller, as well as the Playstreets Program of the Police Athletic League during his time in New York. After graduating, Jalen spent a year working in Queens, NY as a Community Liaison for the Office of State Senator Michael Gianaris before pivoting to a career in sports.

For the 2020 Season, Jalen worked in the scouting department of the Cleveland Browns as a Film Analyst before settling back in Birmingham as the Event Operations Fellow for Knight Eady Sports Group. During his time with Knight Eady, Jalen led operations for Knight Eady’s Annual Rally Camp that benefitted the ZeroZero Foundation. He also worked with the Huntsville Sports Commission to lead operations for the Gulf South Conference Soccer Championships, the Coastal Collegiate Sports Association Beach Volleyball Championships, and the AHSAA State Soccer Tournament.

Jalen stated, “I am incredibly excited to join the Huntsville Sports Commission team! Having already worked with Mark and Brooke in my previous role makes for a smooth transition. This is truly a great opportunity to work in a great city with great people.”

Jalen’s first day with the Huntsville Sports Commission is today, August 25, 2021. The HSC looks forward to the knowledge, enthusiasm, and work ethic Jalen brings to the HSC team. He can be contacted by email at jalen.williams@huntsvilleal.gov.


The Huntsville Sports Commission is a not-for-profit, 501C (3), organization that promotes and enhances the quality of life in Huntsville by identifying, recruiting, promoting, and staging sports events and meetings. For more information, contact Brooke Izzo, Director of Marketing & Communications, 256-883-3769, brooke.izzo@huntsvilleal.gov.