About

As editor, Martha is responsible for all editorial content, print and online, and can address any concerns or questions you might have. Her "beats" are the commercial installation and integration market and the vendor/manufacturing community. She became editor in September of 2010 after serving as managing editor and associate editor. Before joining Security Systems News in 2005, she wrote for mainstream newspapers, worked in government, and on political campaigns. She has a BA in political science and American Literature from Middlebury. Martha lives in Maine with her husband and two teen-aged children.  

As managing editor, Amy helps oversee editorial content and works on developing a rapport with industry leaders to report and write on industry news, concentrating on the residential beat. She focuses on writing stories important to installers, integrators, manufacturers and distributors. She joined the company in early September 2012, having previously worked at daily newspapers in Florida, Vermont and Maine, as a book editor and as a freelance writer and editor for a range of clients. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in education from the University of Southern Maine. She lives in South Portland, Maine, with her husband and teenaged son.

Rob, our Western States media rep, has over 23 years of marketing and advertising experience. He has worked in the Security Installing Industry for five years as well as in Financial Services. Rob lives in Phoenix with his wife and two beautiful daughters.

Sarah, our Northeast and Eastern Canada media rep, joined United Publications with over 20 years marketing, sales and event experience. Her background includes work in Education, Fine Art Sales, Retail Management and global trade events in the Food Industry. She comes to the role from Diversified Communications, a Portland, Maine based organizer of International trade shows and Publisher of B2B magazines. Sarah shares a very old home in Maine with her wonderful husband, two mostly wonderful teens and an almost perfect chocolate lab.

Prior to joining United Publications in 2005 to head up the Conference Division, Kerry worked in sales and marketing in the hotel, conference and wine industries. She left United in 2009 to serve as the Vice President of the Portland Regional Chamber, overseeing all membership sales and services. Kerry is thrilled to return to United to do media sales for the Security Group. She serves the Southeast, Midwest and Western regions. Personally, Kerry serves as Board President for Acorn Productions, a local theater company; and lives in South Portland, Maine with her 2 children.