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SSN highlights women throughout the industry

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11/27/2017

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the ninth consecutive year, Security Systems News gets to shine a light on the achievements of women in security today, looking at ways in which we can get more women, in general, involved in upper management and leadership roles. While the industry still has a long way to go, most agreed it is changing for the better.

Women in Security: Ina Staris, Securitas ES

Securitas’ legal counsel guiding company during pivotal time
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11/27/2017

UNIONTOWN, Ohio—Ina Staris was hired as vice president, legal, general counsel & corporate secretary for Securitas Electronic Security in February 2016, just one month after the Diebold acquisition was finalized, and was instrumental in making the transition smooth for customers during this pivotal time for the company. She is part of a team of eight senior leaders who report to Securitas ES president Tony Byerly.

Women in Security: Christine Lanning, IST

Lanning leads her company to a bright future
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11/27/2017

WAIPIO, Hawaii—Christine Lanning is president of Hawaii-based Integrated Security Technologies Inc., a woman-owned systems integrator recognized as a Hawaii Business Magazine Best Places to Work six out of the last seven years.

Women in Security: Anu Herranen of Nortek Security & Control

Herranen said number of women in industry is comparable to other tech fields
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11/27/2017

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Anu Herranen, Nortek Security & Control’s director of marketing and branding, has focused on technology in several different areas, holding positions at Microsoft and Nokia before entering the security industry by joining Nortek in late 2015.

Women in Security: Renee Mallonee of MONI Smart Security

Mallonee highlighted mentoring as a way to increase inclusion of women in the industry
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11/27/2017

DALLAS—Renee Mallonee, director of marketing for MONI Smart Security, has been with the company for 10 years, starting as a marketing coordinator in 2007 and also serving as a marketing manager before entering her current role.

Women in Security: Suzie Nye, AvantGuard

Nye suggests encouraging more female support at industry events
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11/27/2017

OGDEN, Utah—Suzie Nye, the vice president of operations for AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, has been with the company for 27 years.

Women in Security: Jana Rankin, VuTeur

Start-up CEO blazes her own path in the security industry
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11/27/2017

AUSTIN, Texas—Jana Rankin is CEO of VuTeur, a company that uses real-time location services, or RTLS, technology to provide emergency management and asset protection to a variety of markets, including educational facilities, enterprise organizations, transportation, healthcare, government and entertainment venues.

SSN seeks nominations of outstanding women in the industry

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Each year, Security Systems News features notable women throughout the industry and we’d really like to hear from you about women we should feature this year.

This has been a great way to highlight women making a name for themselves, to hear about their businesses and focuses, and learn how far the industry has come in terms of diversity and including women in key roles through the physical security space.

One woman is typically featured in each section of our publication—General News, Commercial and Systems Integrators, Monitoring and Residential.  If you have a woman in mind, please nominate them by emailing our editor, Paul Ragusa, at pragusa@securitysystemsnews.com.

By clicking here, you can read about the women featured last year.

Women in Security: The Protection Bureau, 40 years and going strong

SVP Karen Baker helps sustain family-run business
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11/29/2016

EXTON, Pa.—The Protection Bureau, a national security integration company based here, is a family-run business with more than 40 years of success serving both the residential and commercial security markets.

Women in Security: iluminar's Eddie Reynolds

CEO and co-founder blazing her own path
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11/29/2016

IRVINE, Calif.—Edwina “Eddie” Reynolds is president, CEO and co-founder of iluminar, a manufacturer and global supplier of infrared and white light illuminators, as well as license plate recognition products.

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