Vice President of STADIUM OPERATIONS AND SECURITY, TORONTO BLUE JAYS BASEBALL CLUB / ROGERS CENTRE
Named to his current position in October 2005, overseeing the management of all Event Staff, Medical and Security Operations including, Investigations, Threat/Risk Assessments, BCP, Emergency Response Planning. Also responsible for securing large scale events at Rogers Centre, including all Blue Jays home games, concerts and special events.
Graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1985, after having undertaken his secondary schooling at Toronto’s De La Salle College. He began his career with the Blue Jays Baseball Club working part-time in 1982 in game day operations…Employment on a full-time basis came in 1989 as the Club’s Manager of Game Operations.…Currently serves on the planning committee for the annual Toronto Police Emergency Management Symposium (since 2008)… He is a strong supporter of collaborative partnerships between private/public organizations in emergency management and special event planning…Mario is a founding member of SAFE (South Area Facilities and Entertainment Group) and serves on the Board of TAPPS (Toronto Associations of Police and Private Security) and participates in a number of key industry associations including ASIS, NCS4 (National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security – Advisory Board member since 2012), BOMA Toronto – SRMAC(Security risk Management Advisory Council 2019- Present), IIFX( Innovation Institute for Fan Experience – Distinguished Fellow 2019 to Present), SMA (Stadium Managers Association Vice President 2020–21, Presently President 2021-) also serves on the Membership and Technology/Operations Committees), CSLA (Canadian Security Lifesaver Association –Board of directors 2020 to Present) PATHCOM – Board of Directors 2020 to Present.