Jon Seibt Director of Operations

Jon Seibt, originally from Clare, Michigan, is the Director of Operations for S.A.F.E. Detroit. Jon attended Western Michigan University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration.  While at Western Michigan, Jon interned for S.A.F.E. in the Detroit office and after graduation, was hired to assist in the opening of University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

In Arizona, Jon helped establish S.A.F.E.’s newest branch office and oversaw Arizona Cardinal game day staffing. Jon also implemented new security policies and procedures to be compliant with NFL best practices and created Standard Operating Procedures and Emergency Action Plans for the University of Phoenix Stadium. In addition to event day staffing, Jon directly oversaw the stadium’s 24/7 operations.

After six years in Arizona, Jon eagerly took the opportunity to advance his career by accepting the Director of Operations position in the Jacksonville office. As Director of Operations, Jon oversaw all aspects of the Jacksonville office including: meeting and exceeding guest services standards; meeting and exceeding safety and security standards; maintaining staffing levels and budgeting to meet clients requests; coordinating interviews, hiring and training all new and current Team Members; as well as all administrative aspects of the office.

During Super Bowl XLII Jon was selected as Director of Security for the Media Center at the Phoenix Convention Center.  Jon was responsible for scheduling, training, and managing all staff that worked at the Media Center.  He worked closely with NFL Security and Media personnel to ensure that a safe and enjoyable environment was maintained and all expectations and request were met.

From the successes during the Phoenix Super Bowl, S.A.F.E. Management was awarded the NFL League Hotel and Commissioners Party venues for Super Bowl XLIII. With these additions, Jon was selected as the Director of Security for the Media Center, NFL League Hotel, Commissioners Party, and ESPN SportsCenter Super Bowl broadcast set.

At Super Bowl XLVII Jon took on a new challenge as the Director of Security for the Stadium Campus.  This included overseeing and implementing the various security phases during build out up until and after Super Bowl Sunday.

Over a seven year career with S.A.F.E. Management, Jon has had the opportunity to have a major impact on an array of events ranging from 7 Super Bowls, two BCS National Championship games, Arizona Cardinals football, Jacksonville Jaguars football, Detroit Lions football, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, Florida vs. Georgia Classic, Gator Bowl, University of Florida Football, Rolling Stones/Kenny Chesney/U2 concerts, Wrestlemania XXVI, automotive sports, trade shows, conventions and festivals.

Most recently, Jon has come full circle and made it back to his home city to be the Director of Operations in the Detroit Office. There, Jon will oversee all operational and administrative functions of the office.


Christopher Judd Events Manager

Christopher is a graduate of Central Michigan University, class of 2007. During his collegiate tenure, he received a Bachelor Degree of Applied Arts; double majored in Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Service Administration and minored in Business Administration. With a primary focus in Commercial Recreation & Facility Management and a secondary focus in Community Leisure Services Administration, Christopher exudes motivation, leadership, and excellent communication skills. Christopher has excelled as the Security & Event Manager and a member of our full-time administrative team.

As the Security & Event Manager, Christopher is responsible for the 24/7 Security Team at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. He serves as the liaison between the stadium operations team, 24/7 Security Team and Event Staff to ensure correct communication is provided to all guests. During Super Bowl XLVI, Christopher internally audited over 100,000 employee work hours while managing the office in Detroit. Christopher recently traveled to New Orleans, LA for Super Bowl XLVII; in which he assisted with the NFL Experience operation.

Christopher is a proud father and dedicated team member of S.A.F.E. Management.


Kathy Ruehle Office/Events Manager

Kathy is the Office/Events Manager at Ford Field in Detroit since 2002,  the inaugural season for the Detroit Lions in their new home.   Prior to joining S.A.F.E., she worked with American Express in Account Servicing and Customer Service. She is responsible for the daily operations in the S.A.F.E. office as well as preparation for events at Ford Field.    Kathy is also the Travel Director for S.A.F.E.’s super bowl travel team consisting of over 250 security supervisors from Arizona, Florida, Maryland and Michigan.   She coordinates arrangements for the travel team including transportation, accommodations and daily schedules for the 24/7 operation.

 

 


Tevin Kellum Security & Events Manager

A native of Detroit, Tevin attended Grand Rapids Community College where he graduated with an Associate of Arts. He furthered his education at the University of Minnesota – Crookston receiving a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and a minor in Organizational Psychology. Throughout Tevin’s college career he was a successful student-athlete. Through the game of football, Tevin quickly became a notable name at both institutions.

He joined the S.A.F.E. Michigan Team in August 2014, as a 24/7 security officer. In 2015, he joined and excelled in the Ford Field’s Executive Protection Unit, leading him to become a shift supervisor in 2016. Because of his consistency and diligence, Tevin had an opportunity to work several events such as Super Bowl 50, Detroit Lions games, MAC Championships, Quick Lane Bowl, Super Cross, Monster Jam; as well multiple concerts: Beyoncé, Guns & Roses, One Direction, AC/DC, and Luke Bryan.

Towards the end of 2016, Tevin attended the Detroit Police Academy where he graduated as Class President and received The Outstanding Performance Award. Upon his completion of the Detroit Police Academy in March 2017, he returned to S.A.F.E. as the Security and Events Manager. Some responsibilities include, but not limited to: managing the 24/7 daily operations for Ford Field, Allen Park (Lions Practice Facility), overseeing all security staff, scheduling, training, performance reviews, interviews and building security practices for tenants and clients.

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