Industry Council


Rick Nafe

Vice President of Operations
Tampa Bay Rays
Tropicana Field
One Tropicana Drive
St. Petersburg, FL 33705
727-825-3195 (P)



Jim Folk
Vice President, Ballpark Operations
Cleveland Indians
2401 Ontario
Cleveland, OH 44115
216-420-4566 (P)


Bill Hancock
Executive Director
College Football Playoff
545 East John Carpenter Freeway, Suite 1025
Irving, TX 75062
469-262-5200 (P)

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Paul Hanlon
Director, Facility Operations
Major League Baseball
245 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10167
212-931-7764 (P)

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Jeff Jarnecke
Association Director, Championships and Alliances
PO Box 6222
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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Cathy L. Lanier
Senior Vice President, Chief Security Officer
National Football League
345 Park Avenue
New York, NY 75062
212-450-2011 (P)

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Management & Program Analyst
Sector Outreach & Programs Division
Commercial Facilities Section
Sports Leagues, Public Assembly & Outdoor Events Subsectors
703-603-5124 (P)
John Skinner
VP of Security & Facility
Major League Baseball
245 Park Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10167
212-931-7635 (P)

Ray Whitworth
VP Operations & Security
Major League Soccer
420 5th Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018