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UI Hires New Game Day Security Firm

Women's basketball games at the UI are some of the events at which Whelan Security will provide its services.

Women's basketball games at the UI are some of the events at which Whelan Security will provide its services.

Aug. 9, 2011

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- - Whelan Security has been selected as the UI Athletics Department's event security provider, the UI announced Tuesday.

With more than 4, 000 employees providing security services at more than 700 client locations, Whelan is one of the largest family-owned, privately-held security firms in the country. It's client list includes the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings franchise and Major League Baseball's St. Louis Cardinals. The UI becomes the first NCAA Division I institution to contract with Whalen.

"The University of Iowa represents a tremendous partnership opportunity for our growing organization, and we look forward to working closely with the surrounding communities to provide excellent service and job opportunities for local individuals seeking part-time employment," said Jeff Spoerndle of Whelan's Event Services division.

Whelan will have a provide ushers, ticket takers, bag checkers field/court security, parking control and supervisors at all of the UI's home football games at historic Kinnick Stadium, and all men's and women's basketball and wrestling events at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

"Whelan is honored to serve such a prestigious Big Ten institution, and we look forward to playing a significant role of employer and service provider in the local community," said Prentice Robertson, Whelan's chief operating officer.





"The University of Iowa represents a tremendous partnership opportunity for our growing organization, and we look forward to working closely with the surrounding communities to provide excellent service and job opportunities for local individuals seeking part-time employment."
Jeff Spoerndle of Whelan's Event Services division


Qualified individuals interested in opportunities to join Whelan's game-day staff should contact Rebecca Vanderwaal at (319) 333-8972 or rvanderwaal@whelansecurity.com and online at whelansecurity.com.