Mike Kevorkian Managing Director

Mike first began working with S.A.F.E. in 1994, supporting the event management for the Baltimore Stallions (CFL).  After spending 12 years with the Walt Disney World, Mike returns for his eighth year as the Managing Director for S.A.F.E.’s Super Bowl efforts.  Mike graduated from Towson State University with a B.S. in History and earned his MBA from Stetson University.

Michael Paul Recruiting Manager

Michael returns for his third Super Bowl and second as a member of the Super Bowl leadership team.  His knowledge of our mission and process will assist him in recruiting the right fit talent for Super Bowl LIV.  Michael worked for Walt Disney World Resort for 15 years in various roles including General Employment Interviewer, Facilitator, and various leadership roles.  Michael has a degree in Human Resources from Eastern Illinois University.

Melinda Bryant-Smith  Hiring Coordinator

Melinda first joined S.A.F.E. in 2009 in Miami at Super Bowl XLIV.  She worked as a security officer and assisted with Administrative responsibilities that year and has since been part of eight additional Super Bowls as a member of the Super Bowl Travel Team. Prior to her time with S.A.F.E. she worked as a Business Development Manager for Barnes and Noble and was the Vice President of the PTA at her children’s school.  She also served as an Izon Representative in the school district, serving as a Parent Advocate for the school. Melinda’s responsibility as the S.A.F.E. Hiring Coordinator is to track and guide each candidate in the completion of their training and oversee the daily leadership of our administrative team.

Josh VanderArk  Credentialing Coordinator

Josh began with S.A.F.E. as a Team Member for Jacksonville Jaguar games before becoming a summer intern in S.A.F.E.’s Jacksonville office. He holds a degree in Sport Management with a minor in Business through Georgia Southern University.  Josh will use his experience and knowledge he learned while in Jacksonville, combined with his tech-savviness and team-first attitude to contribute to the Super Bowl office as the Credentialing Manager/Coordinator.  

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