LENEXA, Kan., July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICOP Digital, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICOP), an industry-leading company engaged in advancing digital surveillance solutions, today announced that Laura Owen , the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer, has been recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal for her career accomplishments and significant contributions to business in Kansas City .
Named as one of the publication's "Women Who Mean Business" for 2007, Owen was among 25 women honored this past Friday at the eighth annual awards luncheon, sponsored by the Kansas City Business Journal and its partners - the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration, Mercedes-Benz of Kansas City and M&I Bank. In addition, Owen was featured in a special supplement of the Kansas City Business Journal published on Friday, July 27, 2007 .
A successful entrepreneur and business executive, Owen has achieved over 30 years' experience in strategic development and marketing, corporate communications, investment banking, financial consulting, business development, project funding and management, and sales management. Aside from her many current and past accomplishments at ICOP and within the business community at large, Owen has also been active in civic and government affairs in Kansas, including serving as the State's Secretary of Commerce and Housing; Chairperson of the Kansas Department Finance Authority; Chairperson of the Kansas Rural Development Council; Advisory Board Member of the U.S. Committee for Good Common Sense; and Board Member of Heart to Heart International, Children of Promise International and the Annual Guns 'n Hoses Boxing Event; among many other organization and political postings.
With a son on active duty in the U.S. Army and currently deployed in Iraq , Owen has also applied her entrepreneurial skill to help other family members of those serving our country recognize and honor their loved ones who risk their lives everyday to protect and serve - in the military, as well as in the fields of law enforcement and firefighting. With a mission to honor those who serve, Owen created "Heart for a Hero" (www.heartforahero.com) - a national movement centered on a unique, sterling silver, heart-shaped locket bonded with 18k gold that was personally designed and crafted by Owen. In April of this year, a Heart for a Hero locket was formally presented to First Lady Laura Bush .
"Laura is an inexhaustible, amazing woman," stated Dave Owen , Chairman and CEO of ICOP Digital. "Her vision, commitment to excellence and dedication to others has served to define the direction and success of her every endeavor, including that of our Company. We are very proud of her and delighted that she is being honored for her many important accomplishments."
About ICOP Digital, Inc.
ICOP Digital, Inc. protects people, assets and profits, providing a Veil of Protection(TM) for our nation's communities with innovative, mission- critical security, surveillance and communication solutions. The Company engineers, manufactures and markets mobile and stationary surveillance products for use in the public and private sectors, and facilitates the delivery of live video to first responders. The ICOP Model 20/20(R), ICOP's flagship product, is the leading digital in-car video recorder system for law enforcement. The ICOP Guardian(TM) is a stationary IP camera that records high quality video images on a local server, and is capable of activation through several triggers. ICOP LIVE(TM) delivers live streaming video to and from first responder vehicles and headquarters, empowering first responders with enhanced situational awareness, helping to optimize the outcome of a crisis. (GSA Contractor)