(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Charles Fonseca was named Director of Security for Palace Sports and Entertainment (PS&E), it was announced by Chip Robinson, Director of Event Services at PS&E.
Fonseca will be responsible for leading the Crowd Control and Facility Patrol teams in providing security for The Palace, DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival.
He brings valuable experience from a distinguished career in law enforcement. Fonseca spent more than 20 years with the U.S. Marshals Service, holding posts as Supervisor / Criminal Investigator in the Detroit office, then as Acting Program Manager of the Judicial Security Division. He also served as Chief Inspector with the U.S. Marshals Service in Washington, D.C. where he was responsible for directing the security teams for the federal court buildings and federal judges, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
Prior to joining the U.S. Marshals Service, Fonseca was a math teacher in the Detroit Public Schools and for the Government of the Virgin Islands.
Fonseca attended the University of Miami (FL) where he received a B.A. in Special Education and Mathematics and he received his master's degree in Elementary Education Mathematics from Wayne State University in Detroit.
Fonseca maintains professional affiliations with the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), National Association of Black Narcotics Agents, and the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association.
Fonseca currently resides in the Detroit area with his wife Gwendolyn.
PS&E ownership includes the Palace and DTE Energy Music Theatre, as well as the management of Meadow Brook Music Festival on the campus of Oakland University. Combined, PS&E's Michigan venues average 300 events and 3.5 million guests annually.
The organization recently entered into a corporative agreement to work with Hillside Productions in booking and marketing the Jerome-Duncan Ford Theatre at Freedom Hill in Sterling Heights, Michigan.
The Palace has been voted Arena of the Year eight times by Performance magazine and listed annually among North America's top-grossing arenas. Voted "Best Outdoor Concert Venue" in Pollstar's 2000 Readers' Poll, DTE Energy Music Theatre has been listed as the nation's most attended amphitheater by Amusement Business/Billboard each of the 14 years of PS&E ownership.
PS&E also owns the leasehold rights to the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Florida. The venue is a 1999 and 2004 recipient of the Prime Site Award by Facilities & Event Management magazine and is one of North America's top-grossing arenas annually.