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Security Systems News welcomes “40 under 40” Class of 2021

Security Systems News welcomes “40 under 40” Class of 2021 Winners will be highlighted throughout 2022, awarded in-person at SecurityNext conference

Security Systems News welcomes “40 under 40” Class of 2021

YARMOUTH, Maine—Security Systems News is excited to bring you this year’s “40 under 40” Class of 2021, made up of a diverse and talented group of young professionals representing the next generation of leaders in security.

This year’s “40 under 40” class is an incredible mix of security systems integrators, security consultants, security dealers and monitoring professionals, as well as end users and other industry professionals. This year’s class also includes 14 women, up again from last year, which not only reflects the increase in the number and quality of nominations we received for women this year, but also reflects the changing culture and dynamic within our industry.

“I am really impressed with the caliber of this year’s class, as the high number of quality nominations for 2021 was truly astounding,” said SSN Editor Paul Ragusa. “The ‘40 under 40’ awards are so much fun and are so rewarding for me, as we get to identify and shine a light on the next generation of security leaders, with many who have blazed an impressive trail already.”

Ragusa continued, “We look forward to telling their stories throughout 2022 and getting the chance to award them each in person – as well as get some of them to speak – at our SecurityNext conference in Nashville, April 25-27.”

SSN is also excited to be teaming up with the Security Industry Association’s Women in Security Forum (WISF) again this year for our Women in Security series. This follows more than 10 years of highlighting women in our Women in Security December issue, which has now expanded with the SIA WISF partnership, as we both celebrate their accomplishments in every issue for 2022!

Another trend that continues is an increase in security professionals with cybersecurity and IT expertise, as well as the technical background and education to go with their business savvy and excellent leadership qualities. Many in this year’s class have helped guide their companies through these challenging COVID-dominated times, while leveraging new technologies and best practices, and striving to grow professionally.

The entire Class of 2021 will be honored at our SecurityNext conference April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn., and as always, several from the Class of 2021 will be speaking on panels and leading discussions, so be on the lookout for the education program, which we are hard at work putting together.

And without further ado, here is the SSN “40 under 40” Class of 2021, who will be profiled in each issue of SSN throughout 2022:

  • Suzanna Alsayed, Founder, Hilt International Security
  • Rose "Liz" Bacus, FedGov Project Engineer, Integrated Security Technologies, Inc.
  • Matt Bennett, Central Station Manager, Atlas Security
  • Mason Bortz, President and Owner, Bit, Inc.
  • Brandon Bourque, Systems Specialist, Global Security, Biogen
  • Bonnie Branan, Q360 Administrator, VTI Security
  • Bethany Brediger, Director of Sales, Business Development, Sonitrol Pacific
  • Sean Brinchman, Security Manager, Security 101
  • Benjamin Brown, Senior Special Security Operations Manager, Microsoft
  • Jon Bucsok, Senior Project Manager, Unlimited Technology, Inc.
  • Heath Callihan, Director of Operations, EyeQ Monitoring
  • Amanda Cullen, Residential Sales Manager ABF
  • Shane Dorney, Owner, Dorney Security
  • Gabriel Eid, President and CEO, iTech Monitoring, Inc.
  • Matthew Garlich, Manager, Corporate Loss Prevention and Security, Chico’s FAS
  • Ruthanne George, Manager of Acquisitions, My Alarm Center
  • Marc Hauck, Director of Operations, Allied Universal
  • Jennifer Hocevar, Senior Director of Operations, UAS
  • Nicole Humphreys, GM, Bravas Atlanta
  • Michael Johnson, Sales Manager & IT Development, Dotworkz Systems
  • Mike Letizia, Director of Enterprise Sales, Allied Universal (formerly G4S)
  • Sean Logan, Head of retail development, ADT
  • Stephanie Maitland, Senior Consultant, Corporate Security, CIBC
  • Dale Marzili, Operations Training and Development Manager, COPS Monitoring
  • Brendan McFall, Technical Engineering Manager, Northland Controls
  • Lisa Oliveri, Director of Global Safety and Security, Education Development Center, Washington D.C.
  • Angela J. Osborne, Associate VP, Risk & Emergency Management Solutions, Guidepost Solutions
  • Amanda Payne, Program Manager, Convergint Technologies
  • Juan Lopez Rangel, Security Systems Project Manager, Securitas ES
  • Randall Renfroe, President, Allstate Security
  • Jason Ruggiero, Executive VP, Imperial Surveillance, Inc
  • Andy Schreyer, CSMO, Stone Security
  • Taylor Sears, COO, Silent Guard
  • Jeffrey Sweeney, GM, A+ Technology & Security Solutions
  • Elli Voorhees, Director, Learning and Development, Security Industry Association (SIA)
  • Kathryn Weaver, Market Developer, Ameristar
  • Luke Wheeler, VP, Holmes Security System
  • Aaron Whitaker, Owner, Preventia Security
  • Kwame Williams, Regional Vice President, ADT Commercial
  • Michael Zatulov, COO, Elite Interactive Solutions


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