Master Trainer Spotlight – Vicki Malko



Director of Events and Catering
Architects Golf Club

Vicki Malko is the former Assistant Director of Special Events at MetLife Stadium, where she ensured that fans coming to see the Giants, the Jets or Super Bowl XLVIII all had a positive experience. Vicki has certified more than 3,000 people since becoming a trainer in January 2012. She became a Master Trainer in April 2014.


TEAM training was written by and for facility operations managers. Vicki shared that “because both myself and the staff I work with are knowledgeable on what to look out for in signs of impairment and understand what goes into impairment with the absorption rate factors, we have been able to create memorable experiences for thousands of guests without the interruption of alcohol related incidents. This information was very helpful to me in my role at MetLife Stadium, and still today for the numerous events that I execute in creating memorable experiences for the milestone events for every client I work with! I am grateful for the lessons I’ve learned as Master Trainer with TEAM and the efforts put forth by everyone who is TEAM trained to eliminate any alcohol related incidents in their venues and facilities!”

TEAM has helped me to help countless guests at numerous events by ensuring they were consuming alcohol responsibly. When guests consume too much alcohol, not only is their experience impacted, but so is the experience of all other guests in their surroundings. <span class="su-quote-cite"><strong>Vicki Malko </strong>Director of Events and Catering at Architects Golf Club</span>

The success of TEAM’s alcohol management training program rests squarely on the shoulders of facility leaders like Vicki Malko 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. Vicki’s efforts 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>Executive Director 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.