Certification Governing Bodies

Certification Commission

The Certification Commission makes essential decisions related to program operations standards, policies and procedures.

Commission Members:

Paul Turner, Director of Event Operations and Security, Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Stadium

Karissa Niehoff, Executive Director, Connecticut Association of Schools/Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference

Jill Pepper, Executive Director, TEAM Coalition

Dr. Matthew Pantera, Chair of Sport and Recreation Management Department, Springfield College

Dr. Robin Ammon, Associate Professor in Sports Management, University of South Dakota

John Bertsch, Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management, Ironman Triathlon World Championship

David Born, Director of Security, Staples Center

Larry Bowman, Director of Stadium Operations and Security, Atlanta Braves

Mike Caruso, Associate Athletic Director for Events and Game Operations, Texas A & M University

Andy Burchfield, Director of Emergency Management, University of Michigan

Elliot Hopkins, Director of Educational Services, National Federation of State High School Associations

Pete Kranske, President, Landmark Event Staffing Services Inc.

Chuck Martin, Attorney, Robinson & Cole LLP.

Joe Monroe, Police Chief, University of Kentucky Police

Eddie Washington, Executive Director of Public Safety and Security, University of Michigan

Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) Panel

The CSSP Panel is a permanent body responsible for the certification scheme for the Certified Sport Security Professional program offered by NCS4.

CSSP Panel Members:

Paul Turner, Director of Event Operations & Security, Dallas Cowboys and AT&T Stadium

Diane Mack, Director of Emergency Management and Continuity, Commander/Deputy Incident Commander, Indiana University/State of Indiana

Richard Fenton, Vice President of Corporate Security, Safety and Investigations, Illitch Holdings

Mark Bodenschatz, Associate Athletic Director of Facilities and Operations, Penn State University

Don Paisant, Chief of Public Safety Department, SMG New Orleans Superdome and New Orleans Arena

Appeals Board

The purpose of the Appeals Board is to hear and make determinations on appeals submitted by NCS4 certification applicants, candidates or certificants.

Appeals Board Members:

Paul Denton, Chief of Police, The Ohio State University

Debbi Fletcher, Director of Emergency Management and Continuity, Indiana University

Ed Klima, Director of Emergency Services and Loss Control, Dover Motorsports/Dover Downs Hotel and Casino

Rosie Grace, Security Manager, City of Orlando, Florida