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June 5-6, 2024


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Joseph Coomer - VP, Security, AMB Sports + Entertainment, US

Joseph Coomer

Joe Coomer serves as the vice president of security for AMB Sports and Entertainment (AMBSE) and oversees security for the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta United, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium. He is responsible for the security and public safety elements of guests attending events at the stadium, day-to-day security operations, the strategic planning of mega-events hosted at the stadium, managing medical services, and overseeing law enforcement and implementation of the NFL Best Practices and the NFL Code of Fan Conduct.

Before joining AMB Sports & Entertainment as director of MBS security in 2015, Coomer was the director of security & services at the University of Phoenix Stadium from 2008 to 2015. He also served seven years as director of security for the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome/Lucas Oil Stadium. In 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2021. Coomer was recognized as the National Center of Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) recipient of the Facility of Merit and was awarded the 2015 Industry Leader Under 40 award. The NCS4 merit award is given to the NFL or MLS Stadium with the highest level of fan security.

In 2021 he was the Co-Incident Commander at Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the FEMA Community Vaccination Center at Mercedes-Benz Stadium that administered 300k shots to the Atlanta community in the spring of 2021. He has also accomplished spearheading the DHS Safety Act protection for both the University of Phoenix Stadium and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Safety and Emergency Management from Grand Canyon University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2015. In 2017, he achieved Certified Sports Security Professional (CSSP) accreditation from the University of Southern Mississippi and NCS4 that demonstrates his expert knowledge of crowd management and security in the professional sports industry. Currently, he is serving on the NFL Stadium Security Committee, MLS Security Advisory Committee and is active within the industry as a presenter to numerous conferences and tradeshows. Highlights include Congressional Sub-committee presentations and sponsored by Interpol as a subject matter expert for stadium security for working groups in Doha, Qatar, as they prepare for the 2022 World Cup.



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