A time to recognize young security professionals

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05/20/2020

As most of you know, each year for the past 13 years, the Security Systems News team has honored a diverse, talented mix of young professionals within the security industry. Known as “20 under 40” up until last year, when we changed it to “40 under 40” to encompass the growing security industry and to include security consultants into the mix for added depth and perspective, once again, we are searching for our next “40 under 40” class of consultants, end users, integrators and monitoring professionals to celebrate their professional achievements thus far and support them into their future success within the security industry. 

Based on nominations, our “40 under 40” Class of 2020 will be chosen; profiled in our Oct and Nov 2020  issues and on our newly designed website (coming soon); and honored at a special ceremony at SecurityNext in February 2021, among a few other perks explained by Managing Editor, Ginger Hill here. To nominate someone (or yourself) with excellent leadership qualities, skills and business acumen and tech-savviness with dedication and commitment to the security industry, click here.

Mentioning SecurityNext, over half of our “40 under 40” Class of 2019 attended the event, participating in sessions, networking with industry professionals, etc., as well as living it up at their own special ceremony. Here’s what a few of last year’s class had to say about the event and how it will help them navigate their future in the industry: 

“Diverse group! Informative topics! Excellent speakers! Great venue!” — Matt Brandon, national accounts, East, AvantGuard Monitoring Centers

“SecurityNext gave me an opportunity to learn more about where the industry is going and how to remain, as the industry and technology evolves. Additionally, the relationships I established will be key to my own learning and growth in this industry.” — Ebony Haywood, director, Training & Development, Allied Universal 

“The educational sessions went into greater depth than typical overview sessions, providing much more valuable training and use of my time!” —Chrissy McCutcheon, principal & senior security consultant, Security By Design, Inc. 

Brandon, Haywood and McCutcheon used their time wisely at SecurityNext, recognizing diversity; actively participating in educations sessions; learning more about the industry and the direction it is going; establishing relationships for growth; and more. 

We invite you to become a part of the “40 under 40” Class of 2020, and attend and participate in what will be our second-annual SecurityNext event, whether in-person or virtual! 

To get some pointers on completing the “40 under 40” nomination form, check out this LinkedIn article penned by Hill

To learn more about SecurityNext, check out its dedicated site here

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