About Us

Our Story

Our parent company, Tailgate Guys, started with a pickup truck and two trailers in a backyard. That was the spring of 2009 in Auburn, Alabama. Through hard work, determination, and attention to detail, we’ve seen Tailgate Guys expand across the country. From Austin to Atlanta to Gainesville to the northeast, we’ve learned that where you find sports fans you also find plenty of room for quality service and old fashioned hospitality.

The Event Group was introduced in the winter of 2014 to support your year-round tent, party and event rental needs. By applying the same principles and attention to detail that has made Tailgate Guys a regional brand, we offer the same premiere services in the event and rental industry across the country. In 2017, the Event Group received a new name and a new look, PRE Event Resources. This re brand symbolized a new way of doing business. Honestly, as a company founded by a couple of guys, we never expected to get into weddings. However, we have never accepted anything less than perfection in the execution of any event. We’ve always loved creating a unique experience and that has only grown for each event we’ve been a part of.

PRE now focuses on athletic, corporate and social events, and works to keep its clients relaxed and ready for the big day – whatever that entails. The PRE team stays up late, gets up early and finishes on time to ensure every event is perfectly tailored to each client.

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PHILOSOPHY

We do the heavy lifting so you can focus on the occasion.

We are on your team. We see your event as our own, and our vision is to see yours come to life, smoothly and flawlessly, executed to perfection. We prepare settings with an inherent understanding of hospitality, and we take pride while you take credit for a perfect event.

We show up. We set up. We provide. We lighten your load. We make things come together. We prepare. From the time the first cork is popped until the last couple, tired and laughing, leaves the dance floor, you’re free to simply enjoy.

We are PRE.

We are prepared for perfection.

Our Team

Parker Duffey

PRESIDENT/CEO

Parker has successfully led Tailgate Guys and PRE to substantial growth year after year while establishing successful partnerships with The University of Florida, Georgia Tech, Auburn University, Texas A&M University and the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Parker and his wife Melanie, a professor at Auburn University, and daughter, Elizabeth James, reside in Auburn.

PARKER DUFFEY

PRESIDENT/CEO

Parker has successfully led Tailgate Guys and PRE to substantial growth year after year while establishing successful partnerships with The University of Florida, Georgia Tech, Auburn University, Texas A&M University and the Chick-fil-A Bowl. Parker and his wife Melanie, a professor at Auburn University, and daughter, Elizabeth James, reside in Auburn.

Clay Jones

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Originally from Acworth, GA, Clay is a two-time graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting. Clay brings his expertise to Tailgate Guys with an impressive past career as an external auditor for PwC, and serving as a CFO for a private company. Clay met his wife, Ely at PwC and they call Auburn home with their twin children, Presley and Walker. When Clay’s not crunching numbers, he’s on to the latest DIY project and enjoys fixing things… as you can see, we all know we are in good hands with Clay on board!

CLAY JONES

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Originally from Acworth, GA, Clay is a two-time graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting. Clay brings his expertise to Tailgate Guys with an impressive past career as an external auditor for PwC, and serving as a CFO for a private company. Clay met his wife, Ely at PwC and they call Auburn home with their twin children, Presley and Walker. When Clay’s not crunching numbers, he’s on to the latest DIY project and enjoys fixing things… as you can see, we all know we are in good hands with Clay on board!

Mary Louise Kennedy

DIRECTOR, NATIONAL EVENTS

When she’s not completing a calligraphy order or creating seamless event plans, ML likes to run and spend time with her husband, Michael, and daughter Hattie, and their three bird dogs. Born and raised in Opelika, AL, ML knows the value of close-knit community and Southern hospitality- the perfect combination for PRE Events.

MARY LOUISE KENNEDY

DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL EVENTS, AUBURN

When she’s not completing a calligraphy order or creating seamless event plans, ML likes to run and spend time with her husband, Michael, and daughter Hattie, and their three bird dogs. Born and raised in Opelika, AL, ML knows the value of close-knit community and Southern hospitality- the perfect combination for PRE Events.

Mike Pozowicz

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BIRMINGHAM

Coming to us from Toms River, New Jersey is Mike Pozowicz. We love him for his work hard, play hard attitude and his passion for hospitality. Mike is an avid soccer player and likes to spend time bird hunting.

MIKE POZOWICZ

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, BIRMINGHAM

Coming to us from Toms River, New Jersey is Mike Pozowicz. We love him for his work hard, play hard attitude and his passion for hospitality. Mike is an avid soccer player and likes to spend time bird hunting.

Eli Wilkerson

GENERAL MANAGER, WINSTON-SALEM

Joining us from his home state of North Carolina, Eli is a welcome addition. With athletic experience from Auburn University and the University of Oklahoma, Eli brings top skills and expertise to the team. He and his wife, Kelby, enjoy spending time with their lovable boxer-mix named Happy.

ELI WILKERSON

GENERAL MANAGER, WINSTON-SALEM

Joining us from his home state of North Carolina, Eli is a welcome addition. With athletic experience from Auburn University and the University of Oklahoma, Eli brings top skills and expertise to the team. He and his wife, Kelby, enjoy spending time with their lovable boxer-mix named Happy.

Paul Willis

VICE PRESIDENT, AUBURN

Paul has valuable experience and a passion for hospitality. Prior to joining Tailgate Guys, Paul had several years of valuable experience in restaurant management. Paul manages all of the day to day in the Auburn office while also keeping his thumb on the pulse of all other Tailgate Guys locations and PRE’s operations. He, his wife Stephanie and daughter Emma also call Auburn their home. No, that’s not “E” from the show Entourage. That’s just Paul.

PAUL WILLIS

VICE PRESIDENT, AUBURN

Paul has valuable experience and a passion for hospitality. Prior to joining Tailgate Guys, Paul had several years of valuable experience in restaurant management. Paul manages all of the day to day in the Auburn office while also keeping his thumb on the pulse of all other Tailgate Guys locations and PRE’s operations. He, his wife Stephanie and daughter Emma also call Auburn their home. No, that’s not “E” from the show Entourage. That’s just Paul.

Careers

Interested in joining the PRE team?
Email us at careers@pre-events.com to get started.