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 Senior Events Manager
Christopher is the Senior Event Manager for S.A.F.E. Management of Michigan. Chris attended Central Michigan University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Applied Arts while double majoring in Commercial and Community Facility Management with a minor in Business Administration. While at Central Michigan, Chris interned for S.A.F.E. in the Michigan office and after graduation, was hired to manage Detroit Lions game day event staff as well as the 24/7 Security operation at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.
Over the duration of his 11 year career with S.A.F.E. Management, Chris assisted with the recruitment, hiring, and training of over 2,000 Game Day Event Staff each year. Chris also develops Guest Services, Security and Safety training modules to ensure client standards are exceeded. In addition to event staff management, Chris directly oversaw the stadiums 24/7 Security operation, which included developing Standard Operating Procedures and Emergency Action Plans for Ford Field.
Since 2008, Chris also manages the Ford Field Tour program. In the first 4 years of operation, tour revenue increased by 20%. In 2015, Chris successfully managed 150 group tours and is responsible for bringing just under 10,000 guests to Ford Field annually!
During Super Bowl XLVII, Chris was selected as the Assistant Director of Security for the NFL Experience held at the New Orleans Ernest N. Moria Convention Center. Chris was responsible for the managing all the event staff that worked the NFL Experience. While working closely with NFL Security and Convention Center management, Chris ensured all expectations and requests were met as well as successfully operating the event.
Due to the success of the New Orleans Super Bowl, Chris was eager to accept more responsibility for Super Bowl XLVIII at Meflife Stadium in New Jersey. Chris was selected as the Director of Security for On-Location events as well as Media Day. This included simultaneously overseeing the security and event operations for multiple venues.
For Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona, Chris again wanted to become more involved in the operation. In previous years, Chris assisted with multiple events in Arizona, including Wrestlemania 26 and USA vs. Mexico Men’s Soccer. Due to extensive knowledge of the venue, rapport with stadium management, and success in previous endeavors, Chris was selected as the Director of Security for the University of Phoenix stadium.
Chris has successfully managed a wide range of events, including but not limited to: 7 Super Bowls, 2 BCS National Championships, NCAA Final Four Men’s Basketball, NCAA Frozen Four Men’s Hockey, Detroit Lions football, Wrestlemania XXVI, American Idol, Firefly Music Festival, Jay-Z/Taylor Swift/Madonna/Kenny Chesney/One Direction/AC-DC/Luke Bryan/Bon Jovi/Kid Rock Concerts, automotive sports, trade shows, conventions and banquets.
Kathy Ruehle Senior 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.