Brian Fillingim Joins DMC as VP/Protective Services

Dallas law enforcement veteran Brian Fillingim has joined Dallas Market Center (DMC) as VP/Protective Services, a role in which he will be responsible for the security of the 68-acre campus of DMC including more than 5 million square feet of interior space across four buildings. Fillingim’s responsibilities include risk assessment, emergency preparedness, security operations, and the coordination of protective services personnel. He reports to Cherie Marcum, Executive VP/Finance.

 Bob Storer, former head of protective services, has retired following more than 16 years of service to DMC and nearly four decades in security and protective service roles with numerous companies and service providers. 

“As we bid farewell to Bob and thank him for his tireless efforts to protect our marketplace and care for customers, we are fortunate to have Brian join the team,” said Cindy Morris, President. “Protective Services is extremely important for the operation of our business, but also for customer and community relations. Brian’s background in law enforcement is impressive but he also knows our business, our campus, and our commitment to the community. His experience and leadership are strong additions to the team.”  

Fillingim joins DMC during a time of increasing scrutiny of cities and facilities hosting trade events. Dallas was recently named the safest large city in America according to the Gallup organization. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. adults surveyed considered Dallas safe. The neighborhood in which DMC is located, north of downtown and adjacent to the Design District and Hospital District, has experienced recent growth in hotels, retail, and restaurants enriching the travel experience.

“Dallas Market Center has a strong legacy as safe and welcoming, supporting our open-daily business and welcoming customers from around the world for tradeshows,” Fillingim notes. “Our goal is to ensure their experience is positive and that they look forward to returning to Dallas. I’m proud to be part of the team.”

DMC has a protective services division that includes veteran staff such as Bishop Spencer, Senior Director of Protective Services; a full roster of officers who patrol the property 24 hours a day; a fleet of vehicles; and state-of-the-art technology that supports their mission.

Fillingim, a 15-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department, began his career a Police Officer/Senior Corporal in patrol before serving as detective in the Domestic Violence unit as well as the Special Investigations unit.  


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