NORTHRIDGE, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC), the world's largest event security firm, is pleased to announce that it has successfully expanded into Nevada, with its Las Vegas branch location now open and a Reno branch following closely behind. CSC President/CEO, Damon Zumwalt, has promoted Jay Purves to Vice President of CSC Nevada, where he will be responsible for managing and overseeing operations in the Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe areas. Mr. Zumwalt stated, "With the incredible growth of the Las Vegas community over the last 20 years and the need for efficiencies due to the tough economy, I believe that it is time to take CSC's programs and experience to the expanding Las Vegas entertainment and sporting markets. I am pleased to employ these programs under the proven leadership of a tenured and experienced manager like Jay Purves, and we are looking forward to being a part of the Nevada community."
Prior to his promotion, Mr. Purves spent the last five years as the Southeast Regional Manager for CSC in Atlanta where he successfully secured client contracts while building partnerships with the Georgia Dome, Atlanta Falcons, University of Georgia, Auburn University, the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University and the Atlanta Beat, and Wake Forest University. Mr. Purves retired from the United States Air Force after a highly successful and decorated 20-year career in business administration, air traffic control, and sales/marketing with Air Force Recruiting Service. He has been with CSC since January 2000 and is a veteran of 6 NFL Super Bowls, 5 NCAA Men's/Women's Final Fours, numerous college bowl games and NCAA Championships, several large conventions/tradeshows and major concert performances. Mr. Purves is also a member of the International Association of Exhibitions & Events (IAEE), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), Collegiate Event and Facilities Management Association (CEFMA), Collegiate Athletic Operations Services (CAOS), and holds the Department of Homeland Security ICS/NIMS 100, 200, 700a, and 800a certifications.
CSC is the world leader in crowd management, security, event staffing and guest services for the entertainment and sporting event industries. With more than 43 years of experience, CSC has garnered a loyal and esteemed client base, including more than 100 stadiums and arenas, over 70 universities and colleges, more than 20 convention centers, and numerous clients in the MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, and NASCAR. CSC also has experience providing services for the world's most prestigious special events, including College Bowl Games, Final Four Tournaments, US Open Tennis, 29 Super Bowls, 7 Olympic Games, 4 Presidential Inaugurations, and 2 World Cups.
SOURCE Contemporary Services Corporation