SIA reveals the 2024 SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100 honorees

March 8, 2024
On April 12 at ISC West 2024, the SIA Women in Security Forum will recognize the Power 100 honorees as part of its WISF Keynote event at the show.

SILVER SPRING, Md. –  The Security Industry Association (SIA) has revealed the 2024 honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum (WISF) Power 100. This initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, honors 100 women in the security industry each year whose outstanding accomplishments and success stories are breaking barriers, redefining the faces of leadership and showcasing the innovative contributions women bring to the industry.

The 2024 WISF Power 100 honorees are:

  • Ryma Abassi, director, ISETCOM
  • Suad Adam, security officer, Securitas Security Services
  • Beth Anderson, senior manager, channel marketing, Allegion
  • Jessica Anderson, physical security senior analyst, Ally Financial
  • Candice Aragon, chief experience officer, PSA Network
  • Natalie Bannon, director of strategic alliances, Gallagher Security
  • Julie Beach, vice president, SONITROL, Securitas Technology
  • Shelley Benoliel, senior director, global safety and security, Splunk
  • Shannon Beritzhoff, account manager, Safe and Sound Security
  • Ilana Brodesky, aviation business development director, D-Fend Solutions
  • Anita Brunet, vice president of sales, N.A. branch security and locking solutions, Wesco
  • Maureen Carlo, global director, strategic partnerships, Arcules
  • Jennifer Ciolfi, senior regional security manager, Snap
  • Rhianna Daniels, chief strategy officer, Compass
  • Kelly DeLeo, director, solutions and services – Americas, Axis Communications
  • Hannah DeRemer, senior cybersecurity information assurance analyst, Medtronic
  • Alice DiSanto, vice president of global marketing, Rajant
  • Stacey Donahue, senior vice president, marketing and communications, HID
  • Sienna Dutkowski, director, Lady Askari
  • Amanda Edwards, senior account executive, Paladin Technologies
  • Martha Entwistle, senior manager, corporate communications, Eagle Eye Networks
  • Brooke Erickson, director of learning and development, PSA Network
  • Tia Eskandari, director of service – Southwest region, Allied Universal Technology
  • Janet Fenner, chief marketing officer, Sentry Enterprises
  • Nicole Fredericks, vice president, human resources, Northeast region, Securitas Security Services
  • Favor Gakii, security general administrative aide, Women in Safety Excellence
  • Tiffany Galarza, senior director, telecom and end user tech, ADT
  • Dara Gibson, senior cyber insurance manager, Optiv
  • Polly Gitau, senior automotive cybersecurity consultant, CYRES Consulting
  • Susan Goggin, director, global safety and security, Airbnb
  • Andrea Gural, principal, Eclipse Media Group
  • Kasia Hanson, global director – cyber and physical security, edge and cloud video, sports and venues, Intel
  • Jenna Hardie, director of marketing and public relations, HiveWatch
  • Tricia Hartigan, senior director, global and corporate events, Brivo
  • Tory Hinton, vice president, Maize Marketing
  • Annie Hoffman, chief operating officer, Solid Security Services
  • Sharon Hong, vice president, ecosystem solution and video security and access control sales engineering, Motorola Solutions
  • Tia Hopkins, chief cyber resilience officer, eSentire
  • Debbie Hunter, senior director – U.S. security sales, Wesco
  • Carissa Hunter, regional training and compliance manager – Americas, Securitas Global Clients
  • Amena Jamali, information security associate, Tevora
  • Alice L. Jolla, chief accounting officer and corporate vice president, corporate finance and services, Microsoft/Corporate Finance & Services Management
  • Dr. Kathleen Kiernan, president, NEC National Security Systems, NEC
  • Antoinette King, director, sales, East, head of cyber convergence, i-PRO Americas
  • Ka’Laisha Kirby, ACS security guard, secured entrance strategist, Sector 6 – Americas, Western area, Securitas USA
  • Lyndell Kline, secured entrance strategist, Boon Edam
  • Hristina Koleva, vice president of customer success, Stealth Monitoring
  • Katie Krug, AIoT director, Midwest, Epic iO
  • Nancy Lambert, senior vice president and general counsel – Americas, dormakaba
  • Karen Larson, vice president of technology and partnership strategy, Axiad
  • Tracy Larson, president, WeSuite
  • Cindy Lawless, director, product operations and quality, DNSFilter
  • Rita Lawrence, vice president of partner development, All Secure
  • Rachelle Loyear, vice president, integrated security solutions, Allied Universal
  • Serra Luck, chief commercial officer, Acre Security
  • Kristen Mahin, senior manager, ERP design and solutions for manufacturing and distribution, Allegion
  • Jennifer Mahoney, demand and delivery manager, data governance, privacy and protection, Optiv
  • Erin Mann, senior manager, product operations, Brivo
  • Rya Manners, vice president, marketing – North America, Prosegur Security
  • Carla Manzanilla, program manager, Allied Universal Technology Services
  • Melissa Marcella, president and chief operating officer, IK Systems
  • Rebecca Martinez, diversity, equity and inclusion director, Securitas
  • Shonisani Mathabi, CEO, Tshinaki Security
  • Stephanie Mayes, formerly vice president of sales, formerly of SiteOwl
  • Shannon McCaffrey, senior director, special operations, Security Industry Specialists
  • Carolyn McGrath, global senior director, security and fire services, Johnson Controls
  • Ashley Means, marketing associate, Arcules
  • Sarah Melluso, wholesales sale consultant New England and metro New York, Allegion
  • Alexandra Mercz, founder, Synterra Asia
  • Christina Park, global account manager, Axis Communications
  • Valerie Parker, president and CEO, Parker Group
  • Haylea Parkes, global security and crisis management, CBRE
  • Maria Pavlides, senior manager, security and crisis management, IAC
  • Amanda Payne, program manager, Northland Controls
  • Nancy Peterson, executive vice president, North America general counsel, Allied Universal
  • Rebecca Peterson, director, product management, Chamberlain Group
  • Kenya Pinnock, corporate security, City of Toronto
  • Yanet Quinn, senior security coordinator and sergeant-at-arms, City of Toronto
  • Joey Rao-Russell, president and CEO, Sonitrol
  • Yazmina Rawji, relationship manager, dormakaba Americas
  • Lindsay J. Reece, general manager, central and south Texas, Mobile Communications America
  • Eddie Reynolds, president and CEO, iluminar
  • Jackie Reynolds, senior director, data center physical security, business operations, strategy and standards, Microsoft
  • Caroline Rhodes, director of systems engineering and design verification, Allegion
  • Laura Rodriguez, senior sales executive, NextGen Security
  • Ania Ross, director, product and technical marketing, Wesco
  • Kristin Shockley, team lead, segment marketing, Genetec
  • Steffi Singh, senior physical security incident management program manager, Microsoft
  • Danielle Tabachnick, senior security specialist, Burns Engineering
  • Louise Tompkins, senior investigator, global security EMEA, Microsoft
  • Arya Ulafale, senior flex officer, Securitas Security Services
  • Danielle Unger, vertical sales manager – point of sale, retail and hospitality, HID
  • Jennifer Walters, vice president, corporate security – lead business execution consultant, Wells Fargo
  • Shari Wilson, director of monitoring, ADT
  • Lauren Winchester, senior vice president, risk advisory, Corvus Insurance
  • Tammy Wood, vice president, Securitas Security Services
  • Kim Workman, senior security specialist, Supervisor Project Management Group, Personnel and Physical Security Division, Smithsonian Institution
  • Teresa Wu, vice president, smart credentials, IDEMIA Public Security
  • Rachel Wyatt-Swanson, director of captures and proposals, Siemens Government Technologies
  • Linda Ziemba, founding CEO, AeroDefense

On April 12 at ISC West 2024, the SIA Women in Security Forum will recognize the Power 100 honorees as part of its WISF Keynote event at the show. At this free event sponsored by dormakaba and HID, attendees will connect with other leaders and innovators in the security industry, celebrate the WISF Power 100 honorees and hear a motivating keynote presentation from special guest speaker Crystal Washington, technology trends expert and one of Forbes’ 50 Leading Female Futurists, about how to harness generative artificial intelligence like ChatGPT for enhanced performance. Learn more here

“Raised to the ‘power of 100’ in math denotes exponential multiplicity. Quite frankly, so does the SIA WISF Power 100,” said SIA WISF Chair Alice DiSanto. “Whether you’ve known about the Power 100, been at ISC West to see the Power 100 or have been included in the Power 100 – all of us feel the multiplicity that the recognition of women within the industry will bring to the future of security.”

The Power 100 announcement comes on March 8, International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and presenting a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. SIA supports International Women’s Day and launched the SIA Women in Security Forum on this day in 2018.

This year, SIA will celebrate International Women’s Day and its 2024 theme by encouraging the Power 100 honorees, the Women in Security Forum community and the larger security industry to work to #InspireInclusion.

“There are those special moments each year when the entire industry is collectively inspired. Defined by individuals who demonstrate grit, expertise and leadership, the WISF Power 100 – now in its third year is at the top of the list.  The WISF Power 100 celebrates the extraordinary women security leaders who are changing expectations, having an impact, changing perceptions and driving our industry forward,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We are honored to mark International Women’s Day by recognizing the impressive accomplishments of this year’s outstanding class of honorees and commending them for their vision, advocacy and impact. At SIA, this is also an important time to recognize the dedicated women members of our team who are passionate about our members and our industry.”

SIA’s Women in Security Forum works to engage all security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate women’s leadership for a bolder presence within the industry. In addition to the Power 100, the SIA Women in Security Forum offers several programs and activities, including the SIA Progress Award, which celebrates individuals who advance opportunities for women in the security industry; the SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, which furthers educational opportunities and advancement for a diverse security workforce; special events at ISC West and East; volunteer efforts that give back to the community; co-development of the Security LeadHER conference; sponsorship of the Women in Biometrics Awards; and engaging networking and professional growth events.

Membership in the SIA Women in Security Forum is free and open to all employees of SIA member companies and SIA student members. (Not a SIA member yet? You can still join and will be subscribed to Women in Security Forum news, although you may not receive full member privileges.) Learn more and get involved here.