Date: August 17, 2005
Jonathan Fleming left his job as number three in command as COO for the Transportation Security Administration in Washington, D.C., to become the new COO of Contemporary Services Corporation. Damon Zumwalt, CEO, said Fleming brings a “tremendous background in the industry” to CSC, where the goals include expansion into transportation security. Another growth area is museums and libraries, all industries that dovetail nicely into CSC's core competencies, “providing security but interacting with customers, sports fans and passengers, and providing screening and ticketing services,” Fleming said.
After spending 10 years as a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigation, Fleming worked for the Metropolitan Transit Authority in Los Angeles; then became manager of security operations at the J. Paul Getty Trust and opened their new facility in L.A. “I did that for about five years and then left to be the chief of L.A. County Performing Arts Centers and was responsible for the Chandler, Taper and Ahmanson [Theatres] and specking of the security system for the new Walt Disney Concert Hall,” he said. “After 9/11 I joined the government with the Transportation Security Administration as the assistant federal security director at Los Angeles International Airport.” TSA moved him to Washington for the last two years. On July 8, he left TSA, officially joining CSC July 15, ahead of the planned Aug. 1 start.
His charge with CSC is to run day-to-day operations of the company as well as concentrate on business growth. “There will definitely be some organic growth as we open new offices as new arenas, ballparks, stadiums and convention centers are built. Our cultural property protection group, which specializes in museum and library security, will see a lot of growth because we spent the last two years laying the groundwork,” Fleming said.
He also targeted international growth, above and beyond the consulting CSC historically does for the Olympics.
Meanwhile, also in the sports world and also in L.A., two industry veterans, Cathy Felling of Ticketmaster and Fred Rosen of Stone Canyon Entertainment, have been elected to the Los Angeles Sports and Entertainment Commission Board. LASEC seeks, hosts, promotes and retains major sporting and entertainment events that impact the local economy.
Felling is executive vice president, West Region, for Ticketmaster, with a bachelor of science degree from Indiana University and a master of business administration from the University of Notre Dame. Rosen is chairman and CEO of Stone Canyon and is the former chairman of Ticketmaster.
In other LASEC news, John Bendheim has been elected chairman. He is president of Inland Homes, a home and land subdivision development business, and president of Bendheim Enterprises, a real estate investment holding company. He succeeds Stan Washington, regional vice president and general manager, American Express US Commercial Card Group.
Contacts: Jonathan Fleming and Damon Zumwalt, (818) 885-5150; LASEC, (213) 236-2381