Master Trainer Spotlight – Greg Overstreet




Director of Security
Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Greg Overstreet, CPP, PSP, CSSP, is the Director of Security for Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Greg is a 20-year veteran in public law enforcement, private security and crowd management, including 3 Super Bowls, 3 NCAA Final Fours and the 1996 Olympic Games. Greg has trained more than 350 security personnel in the TEAM training program since becoming a TEAM Trainer in 2008. Greg first became a TEAM Master Trainer in 2014.


TEAM training utilizes a train-the-trainer approach. Facility operations, concessions, and human resources managers attend a train-the-trainer workshops in order to become a certified TEAM trainer. Greg’s mission moment is connecting with other sports and entertainment industry professionals at these training workshops.

Some of my most enjoyable training experiences have been opportunities to train for TEAM.  The ability to meet and interact with industry leaders from so many venues that all come together with the common desire to ensure a safe environment for guests and to arm staff with the tools to effectively handle alcohol related issues is enjoyable. We have all seen and experienced the negative effects of alcohol abuse and overuse and the tools TEAM gives us all are tools we can use for a lifetime. <span class="su-quote-cite"><strong>Greg Overstreet</strong><br /> Director of Security<br /> Mercedes-Benz Stadium</span>
The success of TEAM’s alcohol management training program rests squarely on the shoulders of facility leaders like Greg Overstreet who have embraced the idea that everyone has a role and a responsibility when it comes to preventing negative fan behavior and drunk driving. Teamwork is what a successful alcohol management is all about. Greg’s efforts at Mercedes-Benz Stadium demonstrate that when everyone – including guest services, security, ushers, gate attendants, elevator operators, alcohol servers, suite attendants and the fans – takes responsibility, everyone wins.<span class="su-quote-cite"><strong>Jill Kiefer</strong><br /> Executive Director<br /> TEAM Coalition</span>
TEAM Coalition
TEAM Coalition is an alliance of professional and collegiate sports, entertainment facilities, concessionaires, stadium service providers, the beer industry, distillers, broadcasters, traffic safety experts and others working together to promote responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at sports and entertainment facilities. TEAM Coalition members and supporters include Major League Soccer, NASCAR, National Basketball Association, National Football League, National Hockey League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Aramark, Delaware North Sportservice, Legends, Spectra, Beer Institute, National Beer Wholesalers Association, Anheuser-Busch Companies, Constellation Brands, Molson Coors, Brown-Forman, Live Nation, Lyft, National Association of Broadcasters, International Association of Venue Managers, Stadium Managers Association and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information visit


  • In 2019, 10,142 people were killed as a result of alcohol-related (BAC > 0.08) car crashes, a decrease of 5.3% from the 10,710 fatalities in 2018.
  • Many, if not most of those lives would have been saved if people did not drive when they were impaired by alcohol or if they used sober, designated drivers or if they simply wore their seat belts.
  • Statistics and research clearly show that 21-34 year old males are the demographic most likely to be involved in an automobile crash, drive when impaired by alcohol and fail to buckle up.