Tim Purpura joined United Publications in 2008 as Group Publisher for both SSN and SDN. He serves on the Board of Directors for Mission 500, a security industry nonprofit organization and was one of the founders of the associated well attended annual Security 5K Race in Las Vegas. Tim has spent twenty years in the publishing industry. Prior to his joining UPI, he had been a publisher at Advantage Business Media, Reed Business Information and Cahners Publishing. Prior to his career in business media, Tim was with E&B Marine, now West Marine, a national retailer where he was Director, Human Resources. He also served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Tim is married with three adult children and resides in Yarmouth, Maine.