HOUSTON (June 24, 2016) – Carly Caulfield, Senior Director, Operations for the Houston Marathon Committee (HMC), will be recognized as one of the top sports security professionals under the age of 40 at the 2016 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition set for July 12-14, in Phoenix, Arizona.
This award recognizes a young professional (under 40 years old) of the sports safety and security field that has, over the past year, demonstrated outstanding leadership in addressing safety and security issues. As a member of the Public Safety Committee, Caulfield has been an integral part of improved integration with local, state and federal agencies, including Police, Fire, FBI, Homeland Security and the Office of Emergency Management, among others. She has been with the HMC for more than fifteen years and has served in virtually every operational capacity within the organization. Promoted to Operations Director in 2007 and Senior Director in 2016, the organization has enacted a diverse set of safety and security measures during her tenure.
“Carly’s leadership has been imperative to our public safety planning efforts over the past few years,” said Houston Marathon Committee and Foundation Executive Director Wade Morehead. “Her attention to detail and insight has helped us improve security without compromising the participant experience and joy of the event.”
The presentation of the “Industry Leader Under 40 Award” will take place on the second day of the seventh annual conference, which is hosted by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi.
“The Industry Leader Under 40 award is to allow professional leagues, NCAA member institutions and marathon and endurance organizations to honor outstanding individuals that have gone above and beyond for their sports safety and security.” said NCS4 Director Dr. Lou Marciani. “These contributions involve enhancing safety and security at their venue beyond what is normally required, and setting an example for other aspiring sports security professionals to follow.”
Those being recognized include the following:
Carly Caulfield, Houston Marathon Committee (Road Race/ Endurance Events)
Andrey Reis, Rio 2016 Olympics (Olympics)
David Ellis, Boise State University (NCAA)
Dan Lolli, Columbus Crew Soccer Club (MLS)
Chad Ludkey, Nashville Predators and Bridgestone Arena (NHL)
Kevin Dooley, Spurs Sports & Entertainment/AT&T Center (NBA)