Director of Operations[email protected] | (704) 940-4088
Slechta, who joined the Checkers in March of 2012, is responsible for the coordination and logistics of all tickets, arena and business operations. This responsibility includes working with the sales and services staff of the Checkers' ticket department, being the liaison between the Checkers and Bojangles' Coliseum for all of the team's operational needs, and coordinating with the corporate department in fulfilling contractual obligations.
Prior to joining the Checkers, Slechta worked as a promotions student assistant for the athletic association at his alma mater, the University of Georgia, where he helped organize and execute in-game promotions for various sports across campus. He was also an executive services intern at the Georgia Dome, where helped service guests and manage operations at the club and suite levels.
Slechta is an avid supporter of athletics at University of Georgia, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in sport management and a bachelor of business administration degree in management in 2011. An Atlanta native, he also supports all of the city’s major sports franchises past and present. He currently resides in Charlotte.
|College and major||University of Georgia/ Sport Management (BS), University of Georgia/ Management (BBA)
Favorite sports team: UGA Football
|Favorite sports team||UGA Football|
|Random fact about yourself||I have kicked a field goal at both Sanford Stadium (UGA) and the Georgia Dome (Atlanta Falcons)|
|Best thing about your job||Getting to share all the behind the scenes action that happens during a game with our fans|
|Hobbies||Playing basically any sport, closet videogame nerd, playing with my puppy, relaxing with family and friends|
|One place you’ve always wanted to visit||Italy|
|Last place you went on vacation||Outer Banks, NC|
|Ranch or blue cheese?||Blue cheese|
|Favorite pizza topping||Bacon… duh|
|Pets||Georgia (mixed breed)|
|Favorite Checkers memory||Being on the catwalk above the scoreboard at TWCA as a firefighter and SWAT team member repelled down during the National Anthem of our annual Salute to Heroes game|
|Previous jobs||Georgia Dome – Executive Services Intern
University of Georgia Athletic Association – Promotions Assistant
Athens Pirates Baseball – Director of Promotions and Co-Director of Ticket Sales
University of Georgia Hockey Club - Intern
|Community Initiative||Matthews Helping Hands|