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The World Games 2021 Hires Kathy Boswell as Vice President of Community Engagement

todayNovember 5, 2019

Boswell to manage community programs for Birmingham Organizing Committee. 

Kathy Boswell
Kathy Boswell

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The World Games 2021 Birmingham today announced the appointment of Kathy Boswell as vice president of community engagement. In this role, Boswell will be responsible for developing relationships across Birmingham and the surrounding region, as well as managing key community programs.

“Kathy Boswell is a universally respected member of our community whose passion is contagious,” said DJ Mackovets, CEO of The World Games 2021 Birmingham. “Her vision, ability to cultivate relationships, and experience working with Birmingham-based organizations make her the perfect fit for this role. We are proud to add her to The World Games 2021 team and confident that she will be an incredible advocate for The Games and the Birmingham community.”

As vice president of community engagement, Boswell will provide ongoing communication and outreach in the community, cultivate tourism and cultural initiatives, and oversee a number of key programs, including the Live Healthy, Play Global education program, the World of Opportunity supplier diversity program and The World Games 2021 sustainability program.

A seasoned community relations professional, Boswell brings decades of experience to the global event. Prior to joining the Birmingham Organizing Committee of The World Games 2021, Boswell was director of employee engagement at the Birmingham Education Foundation, where she managed a full redesign of the organization’s human resources processes, along with conducting a company-wide assessment of values and mission.

Over the course of her career, Boswell has also managed community relations within the healthcare industry, including serving as director of patient experience at Brookwood Baptist Health, community relations specialist at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, and as director of community relations at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, where she developed initiatives that aided the center in receiving millions of dollars in funding.

“I am thrilled and humbled to join The World Games 2021 at such a pivotal time in the planning process,” said Boswell. “This event will be another historical marker for our city. It’s a gift to be part of engaging the passion and love that people have for Birmingham and Alabama. I truly believe we have an opportunity to create an experience and memories that we and people from all over the world can share and recall for years to come.”

The World Games 2021 Birmingham will take place July 15-25, 2021, and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact for the city.



The World Games 2021 Birmingham will be an extraordinary Olympic-style sports experience where elite athletes from all over the world compete for gold in 32 unique, multi-disciplinary sports. Featuring 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries, the international event will unite global fans with the Birmingham community in 25 unique venues around the greater metropolitan area. The World Games 2021 Birmingham, which marks the 40th anniversary of the event, will take place from 15-25 July 2021 and will generate an estimated $256 million in economic impact. The World Games was established by the International World Games Association, an organization recognized by the International Olympic Committee. For more information visit or find us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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