NFL’s SVP and Chief of Security to be Honored with ‘Champion of Change’ Award

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NFL’s SVP and Chief of Security to be Honored with ‘Champion of Change’ Award

Thurs, 6/27/2019 - 12:15pm | By: Alison Crumpton

Cathy Lanier

The National Football League’s Senior Vice President and Chief of Security, Cathy Lanier, will be recognized during the National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition in New Orleans, LA on July 9-11, hosted by The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4).

Lanier will receive the 2019 ‘Champion of Change’ Award, which recognizes an individual who has demonstrated their ability and commitment to bring about positive change in the sports safety and security industry. Through progressive leadership, this individual’s achievements have made a difference to organizational effectiveness and led the organization forward into the future. The ‘Champion of Change’ Award is sponsored by Aerial Armor, drone detection systems and drone intrusion analytics software.

Lanier has spent 26 years in law enforcement and counter-terrorism. Lanier rose through the ranks of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) becoming the first commanding officer of Homeland Security and Counter Terrorism for D.C. Police. In 2007, Lanier was selected as the departments first female chief and served until 2016, becoming the longest serving chief on the D.C. force. While with MPD she worked diligently to implement coordinated counterterrorism strategies and launched the department’s Operation TIPP (Terrorist Incident Prevention Program).

Now, as the Chief of Security for the National Football League, Lanier safeguards the security of all 32 NFL teams and their venues, liaises and collaborates with federal, state and local law enforcement, and ensures security for League events like the Super Bowl. As an innovative force in safety and security, Chief Lanier’s service continues to extend beyond the NFL to the Homeland Security Advisory Council, an independent government advisory body, and the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International Blue Ribbon Task Force, a group tasked with refining policy and procedure for UAS incursions at airports.

For more information about the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), visit

About the 10th Annual Conference:

The National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition will be held in New Orleans at the New Orleans Marriott on July 9-11, 2019. The Conference will attract over 450 attendees and 60 exhibitors representing safety and security professionals in professional sport leagues, intercollegiate athletics, stadium and arena directors/managers, government agencies, private sports security firms, emergency responders, sport facility owners and operation managers. For more conference and exhibition information, visit

About Aerial Armor:

Aerial Armor is an expert in the field of drone detection, mitigation and data analytics. We are a DJI Enterprise Dealer selling the Aeroscope system among other drone detection products. We also have developed our own proprietary data analytics software to assess drone threats and risk. We support live events and permanent installations.

Contact the Author:
Alison Crumpton 601.266.6183, Hattiesburg,