Hospitality Manager[email protected]
Da’sha (Day) Prescott-Moore was named Georgia Tech Athletic Hospitality Manager in June 2021.
Day started with Georgia Tech Athletics Hospitality in 2019 as a game-day FANgineerTM before transitioning to be an intern prior to the 2020 season. Her primary responsibilities include providing hospitality management for all premium seating areas in Bobby Dodd Stadium, McCamish Pavilion, & Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium, working closely with GTAA Facilities & Event Ops, the Alexander-Tharpe Fund, Proof of the Pudding, and other essential personnel to further improve the services that shape the game-day experience of the Athletic Association’s football, men’s basketball, and baseball premium guests.
Prior to Georgia Tech, Day's previous roles included: managing game operations and coaching middle school girls soccer for Galloway School Athletics here in Atlanta; serving on the advisory board in addition to providing private training lessons for Kid Goals, LLC; volunteering with various NCAA championship events; an event management internship with the Georgia Games Championships; internships with Philadelphia Union (MLS), Rochester Rhinos (USL League One) and Rochester Rattlers (MLL); and serving as a Culture Coordinator with Starfinder Foundation, a non-profit soccer organization in Philadelphia, where she developed leadership programs and coached hundreds of high school students and youth throughout the year. With each experience helping mold her skills and re-define her passion within the sports and entertainment business.
During her time with Georgia Tech Athletic Hospitality, Day has built many relationships with GTAA staff and premium guests, developed our first baseball premium operation, helped open our first baseball premium club, developed a FANgineerTM incentive program to boost staff morale and retention, and even increased pay for gameday staff. With a few seasons under her belt, Day uses her skills and knowledge to enhance experiences for staff and guests, create a department culture, and help grow the skills of her staff at every level.
Originally from Abington, P.A., Day holds a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Syracuse University as well as a master’s degree in Sport Administration from Georgia State University.
Hospitality Assistant Manager[email protected]
Allyson (Ally) Smith was names Georgia Tech Athletic Hospitality Assistant Manager in August 2022.
Allyson started with Georgia Tech Athletic Hospitality in 2021 as a game-day FANgineerTM before transitioning to be an intern amidst the 2021-22 basketball season. Her primary responsibilities include managing all dame-day FANgineersTM, providing assistance with hospitality management for all premium seating areas in Bobby Dodd Stadium, McCamish Pavilion, and Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium, developing and maintaining the Georgia Tech Athletic Hospitality brand image.
Allyson began playing sports at the age of four and continued to cheer competitively and compete in track and field throughout high school. Since a freshman she was also a member of Epsilon Alpha Xinos & Kudos, a high school sorority/fraternity program. They would volunteer at the Rutgers University football stadium. Those memories and feelings later pushed her to apply to be a FANgineerTM at Georgia Tech. Post-high school, sports took a backseat to Allyson’s life so she could focus on school, friends, and fun. She never truly fell in love with athletics, athletics have simply always been a part of her life.
Prior to Georgia Tech, Allyson was interning with the tv and film production companies of Food & Lifestyle TV and Culture & Culinary in the pursuit of a media-based career. She was then studying Film and Media Production with a minor in Hospitality Administration at Georgia State University. Allyson has since graduated in May of 2022. Allyson hopes to still work on tv and film-based productions outside of Georgia Tech to feed her love for being behind-the-scenes.
Born and raised in Somerset, NJ, Allyson has been able to combine her love for media and sports by leading projects that allow her creative freedom and impact.
Hospitality Intern[email protected]
Christina Whitehead was named Georgia Tech Athletic Hospitality Intern in December 2022.
Christina’s primary duties include managing the department’s social media, FANgineerTM recruitment and gameday management, and overseeing the FANgineerTM Incentive Program. Christina also supports the Hospitality Manager and Assistant Manager with gameday preparation and execution of premium experiences within McCamish Pavilion and Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Christina grew up watching sports but was never an athlete. Her father played football in college, so she heard countless stories about his athletic experiences, watched sports on TV, and attended athletic games. After college, her father continued his athletic lifestyle as a runner. It wasn’t until Christina was in high school that she began to run with him. Over time, the two trained together and now Christina is a dedicated runner with the goal of running a half marathon one day.
In high school, her initial passion for hospitality flourished as she was on the executive board and an active competitor in the hospitality and tourism category for her school’s business club chapter. At Georgia Tech, Christina is involved as a Resident Assistant and Tour Guide, where she has further developed her interest in the hospitality field. She is a third-year business administration major with a concentration in marketing and a minor in psychology at Georgia Institute of Technology. Christina plans to graduate from Georgia Tech in the Spring 2024 and possibly obtain her master’s degree from Georgia Tech.
Born in Miami, FL, Christina hopes to be a light for all sports fans and positively represent Georgia Tech in all she does.
Vernon Jones Jr.
Hospitality Intern[email protected]
Vernon Jones was named Georgia Tech Athletic Hospitality Intern in December 2022.
Vernon started with Georgia Tech Athletics Hospitality in August 2022 as a game-day FANgineerTM before transitioning to be an intern during the 2022-23 basketball season. Vernon’s primary duties include managing the department’s social media, FANgineerTM recruitment and gameday management, and assisting with department communications. Vernon also supports the Hospitality Manager and Assistant Manager with gameday preparation and execution of premium experiences within McCamish Pavilion and Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Vernon began playing basketball at the age of five. At his high school, Grace Christian Academy, Vernon received many accolades including regional player of the year (2x), first-team all-star player (2x) and went to the school’s first regional playoff game (2x). However, upon graduation his heart was no longer in basketball.
While attending Kennesaw State University, Vernon found his passion for psychology after working closely with a therapist in a psychiatry office. He is a third-year psychology major at Kennesaw State University with plans to obtain a bachelors in May 2024.
Born in Cobb County, GA, Vernon looks to help GTAH operate smoothly and efficiently during his internship.
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