Scott Anderson Named
“Professional of the Year”
by National Center For Spectator Sports Safety And Security (NSC4)
SAN ANTONIO, TX, July 19, 2016 – Scott Anderson, Vice President of Security and Fan Experience for OVG Facilities, was presented with a Professional of the Year Award from the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at the 2016 National Sports Safety and Security Conference and Exhibition in Phoenix, AZ on July 12-15.
Anderson was honored for the effective leadership, planning and management of security services that he provided as part of the Pinnacle team at the 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend (Feb. 12-14) at the Air Canada Center in Toronto.
“I am extremely honored to accept this award on behalf of our team at OVG Facilities,” Anderson said. “This recognition from the NCS4 strengthens and encourages us to continue our efforts to provide the most effective security measures at public assembly events to create an enjoyable, friendly and secure environment for everyone.”
“Scott Anderson has distinguished himself as one of the leading security professionals in the sports and entertainment field. In 2015, he was responsible for coordinating and managing the security operations of multiple venues utilized by the NBA for both domestic and international events. With the assistance of Scott’s expertise, the NBA successfully held Global Games events without any security related issues,” said Dr. Lou Marciani, Director of the NCS4 at the University of Southern Mississippi.
In addition to Anderson, the others recognized as Professionals of the Year were: Ted Metellus, competitor group (road race/endurance events); Ed Harris, Verizon INDYCAR Series (INDYCAR); Jay Hackett, Milton Academy (NFHS); Jennifer Gant, FBI (NCAA); Kim Boulet, MTS Center (NHL); Greg Terp, Miami Marlins (MLB); Jim Mercurio, San Francisco 49ers (NFL); and Salim Toorabally, private security.
“OVG Facilities is proud of the accomplishments that Scott Anderson has brought to our company,” said Tom Paquette, Pinnacle Managing Partner at the company’s San Antonio office. “This award and the work we performed in partnership with the National Basketball Association attest to the Pinnacle mission of providing responsive, targeted and superior services to venues worldwide.”
About OVG Facilities
OVG Facilities (www.pinnaclevs.us), with offices in Virginia Beach, VA., and San Antonio, Tex., provides public assembly venue owners and operators with customized services that address the specific needs of their entertainment, sports, performing arts, conference and expo, civica and university facilities. The company currently manages the historic Seminole Theatre in Homestead, Fla., the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and coordinated security operations for the National Basketball Association’s 2016 All-Star Game in Toronto, Canada.
Founded in November 2014, Pinnacle partners with venue owners and operators to be more profitable, more efficient, more customer and client friendly, and seeks to reduce risk by creating an operating environment that is safe and secure. Pinnacle’s four principals are Doug Higgons, Managing Partner, Virginia Beach, VA., office; Tom Paquette, Managing Partner, San Antonio, Tex., office; Frank Roach, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sport and Entertainment Management at the University of South Carolina; and Michael Jones, President, Moore Music Group, Virginia Beach.
The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4), at the University of Southern Mississippi, supports the advancement of sport safety and security throughout training, professional development, academic programs and research. NCS4 collaborates with professional leagues, open access events, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, along with professional associations, private security firms, and government agencies. It is a critical resource for sport venue managers, event managers, first responders, and other key stakeholders.