Billy Langenstein

Billy is currently the Director of Security Services and Investigation at the National Football League specifically responsible for the West Region of the country. Working with an extremely talented team, he supports with oversight of the Fan Conduct program by analyzing gameday metrics, trends and best practices in addition to evaluating innovative technology and working on best practices for special events and stadium operations. Working closely across all departments, clubs and stadiums, his goal is to deliver a safe and secure environment for all NFL events.

Spending 3.5 years with SMG as the Director of Event Services, Billy opened U.S. Bank Stadium, home to the Minnesota Vikings and, in the process, planned, implemented and executed processes and procedures. Earning the SAFETY Act award for the venue, he was specifically, responsible for security, public safety and emergency preparedness, medical services, transportation, guest experience and event oversight.

He spent five seasons with the Washington Nationals beginning as the Coordinator of Guest Services and rising up to be the Director of Event Operations. He was specifically responsible for the day-to-day Guest Experience, Parking and Transportation, Housekeeping and overall event set up and break down operations.

A native of Philadelphia, Pa, Billy graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Master’s degree in Sports Management from Georgetown University. He is currently working on achieving his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Maryland Smith School of Business. Billy is an NCS4 Industry Leader Under 40 award winner for both MLB and the NFL and has achieved the Certified Sport Security Professional (CSSP) certification. He was awarded the 2018 30 under 30 award by the International Association Venue Managers (IAVM) and he is also a 2017 20 under 40 winner by Security Systems News. His commitment to the profession is vast as he is the Vice Chair for the IAVM’s Academy of Venue Safety and Security, Professional Sport Facilities Advisory Committee for the NCS4, and a Master Trainer for Team Coalition. His true passion is in the realm of professional development and leadership by taking continuing educational classes and sharing the knowledge with his colleagues and continuing to be a student in the industry.