Larry Perkins, CFE, CPP, CMP
Mr. Perkins is a veteran Sports and Entertainment venue management expert, including 24 years as Vice President at the Meadowlands Sports Authority (home to the New York Football Giants and Jets, IZod Center and Meadowlands Racetrack. Former home to the N.B.A. Nets, N.H.L. N.J. Devils, N.C.A.A. Section Hall Basketball, NASCAR Grand Prix, M.I.S.L. Cosmos Soccer and a host of other world-class events).He has met, collaborated with and/or planned for numerous celebrities and dignitaries, including six U.S. Presidents, Pope John Paul, II and Dick Cheney. Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Frank Sinatra, Bette Midler, Whitney Houston, Dianna Ross, Donald Trump, Mario Andretti, Christie Brinkley, Luciano Pavarotti, Chris Evert, Jimmy Conner, Willis Reed, Hank Aaron, Don Imus, Björn Borg and John McEnroe, and so many more. He currently serves as Vice President and Assistant General Manager, PNC Arena/Carolina Hurricane, in Raleigh, NC.
He is the author of Crowd Safety and Survival – Practical Event and Public Gathering Safety Tips, 2004; Crowd Management; in the eye of the storm, 1997; and children’s books Jake the Cowhand and Jasper the Rabbit, and has written numerous articles for the I.A.V.M. Facility Manager magazine, Stadia magazine, Teen People magazine and others. He is an internationally renowned Crowd Management expert. More recently, Larry appeared on E.S.P.N.’s “Outside the Lines” and a NBC TV Dateline segment on crowd safety and survival entitled, “Get Out Alive.” He recently published his memoir, Buck Seventy-Two, and Life Choices (a companion book), in October 2015.
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Buck Seventy Two: A Destiny of Will
by Larry Perkins, CFE, CPP, CMP
What if I told you that almost every person that has created his or her own success has been through extreme hardship and adversity. When a person is faced with adversity they have two choices, they can break under the pressure, or they can temper the flame and come out strong as steel. In this story, Larry shows how every person can temper the flame and find the greatness within them.
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