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Women in Sports & Entertainment Security - Taking Charge and Making a Difference
An IIFX Town Hall Event
The first in a series of IIFX Town Halls featuring women in sports and entertainment security. This Town Hall event features an impressive group of women who are leading the way in sports security for the next generation of women. Our panelists their experiences, the pressing security challenges women leaders are addressing today, and the future of sports and entertainment security.
Our Moderator, KASIA HANSON, is an award-winning security leader at Intel, leading Global Security Ecosystem Development and Partnerships. She leads the strategy and development of physical and cybersecurity ecosystem partnerships, go-to-market, and sales acceleration strategies across Intel’s security portfolio. She is passionate about helping diversify and advance women in security. Kasia is the Chair of the Security Industry Association Women in Security Forum, the 2022 SIA Progress Award Recipient, a Women in Security Power 100 honoree, ISJ Top Security Influencer, a Distinguished Fellow for the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience in Sports (IIFX).
MURIEL HOWELL is a private security consultant providing her expertise to national organizations. After retiring with 20 years of honorable service in the United States Air Force, her past 18 years of security management and leadership has spanned the globe. She has earned leadership positions as Event Security, Team Security and Executive Protection within organizations such as World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Hornets Sports & Entertainment (Charlotte Hornets) and Crowd Management Group, Inc. (Miss America Organization)
EILEEN WILLIAMS MBE has worked in the event industry for 20 years, and specializes in safety, security & service delivery at major sporting events and music festivals. Her portfolio includes key operational roles in stadium event management, mass recruitment, workforce management, training and development with the extended skills of the design, and implementation and delivery of national and international qualifications. Her experience includes FIFA World Cup and Rugby & Cricket World Cup events and multiple site global tournaments – Olympics & Commonwealth Games, and planning and design of freestanding festival and concert locations. Eileen is the Senior Safety Officer at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
ADRIANNE WYNNE is the Sr. Director of Security at Chase Center, the state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena located in San Francisco, CA, and home to the 2022 NBA Champions the Golden State Warriors. In 2018 Adrianne was hired as one of the first employees on the Golden State Warriors Arena Operations team. A year before opening Chase Center, she developed standard operating procedures for all event staffing, budgeting, and hiring. Adrianne is currently responsible for executing all safety and security protocols for Chase Center, Thrive City, and the surrounding retai
About the Innovation Institute for Fan Experience
The Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX) was founded in 2020. IIFX’s vision is to be the leading and most trusted global authority on providing exceptional, memory-making fan experiences for the sports and entertainment industry. The Institute focuses on the fan journey and creating the ideal fan experience for its member organizations, one that results in increased revenue, sustainable growth, operational efficiency, a diversified workforce, new and repeat attendance, and maximized health, safety, and security through best practices, innovative technology solutions, and high-quality services. IIFX produces content and events and facilitates dialogue and collaboration around its core areas of expertise.