2020 Winner Profile

St. Louis Cardinals, LLC

Phil Melcher

COMPANY WHERE WON: St. Louis Cardinals, LLC

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: In 2017, the St. Louis Cardinals hired their new Director of Security (CSO), Phil Melcher, with a mandate: achieve SAFETY (Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies) Act recognition through the Department of Homeland Security and improve the overall security posture of the stadium. Mr. Melcher, with the support of the organization, took over as the lead for all security issues and projects, and the SAFETY Act endeavor on behalf of the Cardinals. As a result, Mr. Melcher and the security department undertook the task of completely bringing the program to the next level of effectiveness and upgrading all security issues from policy to implementation to technology. The Cardinals are now the organization leading the way in stadium security.

INDUSTRY: Media and Entertainment Industry