Presented by Billy Langenstein, Director for Event Services for the U.S. Bank Stadium
Billy has spent 2.5 years with SMG at U.S. Bank Stadium as the Director of Event Services. He is specifically, responsible for security, public safety and emergency preparedness, medical services, transportation, guest experience and event oversight. Working closely with the Minnesota Vikings, MSFA and the entire community; his goal is to deliver a safe, clean and family experience at each event. U.S. Bank Stadium recently was awarded the SAFETY Act and successfully hosted Super Bowl LII.
He spent five seasons with the Washington Nationals as the Director of Event Operations. He was specifically responsible for the day-to-day Guest Experience, Parking and Transportation, Housekeeping and overall event set up and break down operations. Prior to joining the Nationals, Billy worked as an Operations Assistant with Live Nation assisting with the event operations and production at many of their music venues.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa, Billy graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Master’s degree in Sports Management from Georgetown University. Billy is an NCS4 Industry Leader Under 40 award winner for both MLB and the NFL and achieved the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) certification. He was awarded the 20 under 40 award by Security Systems News and is a 30 Under 30 Award winner for the IAVM. His commitment to the profession is vast as he is the Chair of the Stadium Committee for the IAVM, Faculty Member for the Academy of Venue Safety and Security, Professional Sport Facilities Advisory Committee for the NCS4, Steering Committee Member for the SIA, Board Member for the Police Activities League and a Master Trainer for Team Coalition. His true passion is in the realm of professional development and leadership by taking continuing educational classes and sharing the knowledge with his colleagues and continuing to be a student in the industry.
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