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Six Individuals to be Awarded Friends of NCS4 at National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition

Thu, 06/16/2022 - 08:13am | By: NCS4 Staff

Photos of the friends of NCS4 winnersA total of six professionals will be recognized for their contributions to NCS4 during the 2022 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition on June 28-30 in Orlando. The event is presented annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM).

The Friends of NCS⁴ Award recognizes professionals whose contributions have been invaluable to the advancement of the Center. The NCS4 staff and leadership nominate individuals who have been a resource to the Center’s goals and activities during the past year.

“We are grateful to each of these recipients for the invaluable leadership and assistance they provide,” said Lauren Cranford, MPH, CHES, NCS4 Director of Operations. “They have each gone above and beyond in helping us to further the mission of NCS4.” 

Individuals receiving the award include:

  • David S. Corderman, Senior Partner, The Nicholson Group, LLC
  • Scott Meyers, Founder and Executive Vice President, 24/7 Software
  • Steve Miller, Associate Athletic Director for Game Management, Texas A&M University Athletics
  • Dondi Pogue, Lieutenant-Special Events Division, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
  • Barry Stanford, CSSP, Vice President, Safety and Security, AEG Worldwide
  • Rob Turner, CSSP, Major, Administration, University of Kentucky Police Department

For more information about the conference, visit and for more information about the awards, visit

About the 13th Annual Conference:

The National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition will be held at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate on June 28-30 in Orlando. The conference will attract over 450 attendees and 70 exhibitors representing professional sports, intercollegiate athletics, interscholastic athletics, marathon and endurance events, sport and entertainment facilities, and those who provide safety and security products and services to the industry. For more information, visit

About NCS4:

Established in 2006, the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS⁴) is the nation’s only academic center devoted to the study and practice of sports safety and security. The NCSis partially underwritten by grants from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The NCS4 mission focuses on three key pillars – Training and Education, Research, and Outreach. For more information about NCS4, call 601.266.6183 or visit