Ricardo Martinez, MD, FACEP
Chairman and Founder
After creating an integrated medical response system for Stanford Stadium, he has been the senior medical advisor for the NFL’s Super Bowl since 1988, focusing on emergency services, spectator care, disaster planning and injury prevention. Over the years, he has overseen medical prevention and response planning for Super Bowls around the nation. He has provided venue medical planning and management for professional, collegiate, and Olympic events. Dr. Martinez is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.
Robert Veazey, CPA, CVA President
With extensive experience in venue risk management, contracting, and liability issues, Mr. Veazey has led Medical Sports Group’s risk management activities for the National Football League since 1994
Til Jolly, MD, FACEP Chief Medical Officer
Since 2001, Dr. Jolly has served as medical disaster liaison for the Super Bowl, developing and implementing plans with the NFL, and local, state and federal agencies. He has provided medical services at a variety of venues, and has consulted with collegiate and professional stadiums nationwide. Dr. Jolly is Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Jim Ellis, MD, FACEP Senior Consultant
An expert in venue medicine, Dr. Ellis has been with Medical Sports Group since 1994, overseeing venue medical operations and team care. His experience includes multiple sports venues in the Atlanta area, including Atlanta Motor Speedway, along with Olympic Games in Norway and Australia, and the 1999 Women’s World Cup. During the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Dr. Ellis was medical director of the Olympic Stadium and Co-Chairman of the Olympic Medical Support Group. He currently resides in Asheville, NC and is the emergency physician for the Atlanta Falcons.
Ed Klima Venue Management Consultant
Mr. Klima specializes in venue needs and capabilities assessments for emergency preparedness as well as developing comprehensive public/private partnerships in emergency preparedness and response at mass gathering events. Mr. Klima has served as the External Affairs Director for the Congressional Fire Services Institute. He is an original member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 610 Committee, Safety at Motorsports Venues and the NASCAR Security Council. Mr. Klima currently serves as the Director of Emergency Services for Dover Motorsports, Inc., the third largest owner/promoter of motorsports in the U.S.
John Ritter, NREMT-P Event Management Consultant
Mr. Ritter joined Medical Sports Group during the summer of 2003. His experience began in 1981 providing medical care as a front line responder at The University of Notre Dame. John has experience with the Fire Service and extensive history with private ground and air ambulance operational logistics, disaster planning and incident command systems. Previous major event/venue experience includes; The Seventh International Special Olympic Summer Games, South Bend, Indiana, The 2001 International Senior Games, Baton Rouge, LA. Mr. Ritter also managed stadium and arena medical operations for Louisiana State University from 1993-2004