Peter Kranske, CSSP, President and COO of Landmark Event Staffing Services Inc., will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2022 National Sports Safety and Security Conference & Exhibition.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the long-term accomplishments and contributions of an individual who has earned the respect and admiration of professional colleagues in the sports safety and security community.
A pioneer of the crowd management industry, Kranske was an owner and officer of Contemporary Services Corporation for nearly four decades. During that time, he was responsible for the field operations for thousands of events at venues throughout the United States. In his tenure, he has developed and directed security and crowd management programs for almost every type of sporting and entertainment event.
Some of the highlights of his career have included directing crowd management operations for 29 consecutive Super Bowls, as well as NFL International events; directing contracted security for numerous college bowl games and NCAA championships, including the BCS Championship; and oversight of the crowd management and security program for five U.S. venues for the 1994 Soccer World Cup and the 1999 Women’s Soccer World Cup in Los Angeles. Kranske also directed the security and crowd management operation for the 1984 Jackson Victory Tour and the crowd management operation for the “U.S. 93” concert, with over one million people attending. He was inducted into the Event Industry Hall of Fame in 2004.
Kranske developed the crowd management and security plans for numerous new or remodeled arenas and stadiums. After September 11, 2001, Kranske was appointed by the NFL to the Commissioner’s Task Force on Best Practices for Stadium Security and was asked to chair the NFL Stadium Security Training Sub-Committee. In that position, he led and provided significant input into the original NFL Best Practices training program. He has served as a security and crowd management consultant with the NCAA Final Four, Pac-12 Conference, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He has also consulted with the NHL on their Winter and Heritage Classics and served as an expert witness in high-profile cases. Kranske is a Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP).
The award presentation, taking place in Orlando between June 28-30, is hosted annually by the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi. Congratulations!