Allied Universal, a renowned security and facility services company in North America, announces the reappointment of Caress Kennedy to the New York board supporting the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Labour. The Board, in partnership with the Mayor, provides overall policy guidance and oversight on the implementation of WIOA in New York City. A member since 2014, Kennedy was reappointed to the board for the remainder of WIOA’s three-year term. Public workforce system “I am very excited to be reappointed as part of the executive committee of WIOA in New York City and look forward to working with fellow members to strengthen and improve the city’s public workforce system and help get New Yorkers, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers,” said Kennedy, Regional President, Northeast Region, Allied Universal. “My work with WIOA is truly rewarding because the organisation provides the opportunity for people to find careers through training, education and support services which gives them the ability to succeed in their lives and to care for their families.” Support services The Board represents a vital link to improve the City’s workforce to meet the needs of the industry The WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market. It also aims to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. WIOA was signed into law on July 22, 2014. The work of the Board represents a vital link to improve the City’s workforce to better meet the needs of business and industry. As President of Allied Universal’s Northeast Region, Kennedy has oversight of more than 26,000 security professionals in eight states. Kennedy previously was Managing Partner for the Northeast Region at AlliedBarton Security Services, which merged with Universal Services of America to form Allied Universal in 2016. Responsibility and position Prior to joining the company in 2011, Kennedy held senior-level positions where she was responsible for regional and national operations at COMSYS, Global Employment Solutions, Norrell Corporation, Thomson Financial and Xerox.
Allied Universal, globally renowned security and facility services company in North America, is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month, which commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. Security is one of the fastest-growing professional careers worldwide. Today, more and more security companies are employing women. “Allied Universal celebrates the hard-working women who work for us each and every day at all career levels within the organisation,” said Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universal. “We employ many women in a wide variety of positions including security professionals, administrative and executive positions.” Honouring women security professionals While security is not traditionally a sector that most women consider to build their careers, the landscape has shifted dramatically. It has been an evolution, rather than a revolution, that has attracted the diverse population of employees who now serve as our country’s security professionals. “Every day, thousands of female security professionals put on their uniforms and ensure the safety and security of countless workplaces, schools, shopping malls, and communities,” says Caress Kennedy, Northeast Region President for Allied Universal. The Committee of 200 (C200) It is important to recognise these women for their distinguished service" She is also associated with many industry associations, including The Committee of 200 (C200) - a prestigious network of top-level women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators, New York Staffing Association, NYPD Law Enforcement Explorers, NYC Workforce Investment Board and serves on St. John's University Homeland Security Academic Program Advisory Board. Caress adds, “It is important to recognise these women for their distinguished service.” Elizabeth Core, a military veteran and Shift Advisor for Allied Universal, decided to join a security company due to the opportunity to share her military knowledge with her team such as discipline, respect and honesty. For most of her 26-year career in the military, Core was stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, DC. The security industry is ever-changing and combines the evolution of technology and physical security, coupled with the opportunity for continual learning and growth. Empowering working women “We are able to not only positively impact our clients, but also our world at large,” said Liz Thomas, Vice President of Sales, Northwest Region, Allied Universal. She adds, “Having the opportunity to work at Allied Universal, who serves so many different vertical markets, has opened the door to connect with diverse groups of people and create incredible relationships and long-term friendships with customers and employees, which is the greatest benefit of all.”
Allied Universal, a security and facility services company in North America, announces the appointment of Caress Kennedy as a member of The Committee of 200 (C200) - a prestigious network of top-level women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. “We are delighted that Caress Kennedy was selected to be a member of the elite C200,” said Steve Jones, CEO, Allied Universal. "Caress is an extraordinary leader who brings valuable hands-on experience and innovative ideas for the security services sector." Invitation-only membership organisation Established in 1982, The Committee of 200 (C200) is an invitation-only membership organisation of the world’s most successful businesswomen. The organisation includes more than 500 of the world’s top women leaders, ranging from the C-suite of the world’s best-known companies to trailblazing entrepreneurs. “I am very excited to be appointed as a member of C200 and look forward to working with fellow members to further C200’s mission to celebrate, foster and advance women’s leadership in business,” said Caress Kennedy, Regional President, Northeast Region, Allied Universal.
Allied Universal, global security and facility services company in North America, has recently announced a broad array of new all-inclusive capabilities and divisions, which will be showcased at the Global Security Exchange (GSX) conference (Booth #523) slated for September 8 – 12 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Allied Universal recently launched HELIAUS, an advanced artificial intelligence platform, and announced new divisions such as Allied Universal Technology Services, Allied Universal Risk Advisory and Consulting Services, and Allied Universal Event Services. Allied Universal smart services “We are proud to be ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving industry by delivering all-encompassing capabilities to our clients with the ultimate goal of providing top-notch security services,” said Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal. “Our tech solutions are the most highly advanced, comprehensive and integrated in the security industry.” For more than 60 years, Allied Universal has been offering manned guarding services that include armed and cleared security professionals, vehicle patrol, visitor management/concierge, K-9 services and guarded touring and management software. HELIAUS advanced AI platform HELIAUS focuses on creating an ecosystem around the company’s manned guarding security services" HELIAUS: The Power of Insight into Action - “HELIAUS focuses on creating an ecosystem around the company’s manned guarding security services that brings together rich data and advanced artificial intelligence to predict not only what's going to happen but to give recommendations on how to prevent it from happening and drive better outcomes,” said Mark Mullison, CIO of Allied Universal. “The sophisticated location-aware workflow engine ensures that these recommendations are acted upon.” “Allied Universal Technology Services offers clients electronic access control, video surveillance, fire/life safety, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, technological threat management and response, and other smart tech innovative solutions, including a broad array of hosted /managed services via Allied Universal’s Monitoring and Response Center (MaRC), and the Global Security Operating Center (GSOC-as-a-Service),” said Carey Boethel, President, Allied Universal Technology Services. Risk assessment and prevention Allied Universal Risk Advisory & Consulting Services – “We have combined risk assessment, prevention, and investigative practices, developed over more than four decades, with the extensive experience and knowledge of industry-leading consultants into a centralized practice with strategic focus on reducing risk,” said Ty Richmond, President, Allied Universal Risk Advisory & Consulting Services. “We help customers determine where and when risk is most likely to turn into threat and the most effective means to combat threat—arming organizations with the knowledge to make critical business decisions that ensure better risk management outcomes. We also have a network of more than 10,000 armed and unarmed high-level off-duty officers located throughout the country to respond to any threat, disaster or emergency.” Single-source security solution Allied Universal Event Services is a single-source solution for staffing, consulting and security for all events"Allied Universal Event Services - “Allied Universal Event Services is a single-source solution for everything from temporary staffing, consulting and security for all events,” said Steve Claton, President, Allied Universal Event Services. “Our event services team has a successful formula for addressing convention and trade show's complex challenges from a security and staffing perspective. “ Allied Universal is proud to present sessions at GSX 2019 which include: Brent O’Bryan, Vice President of Training & Development is scheduled to be on the following panel: "Are the Lines Blurred? Transforming the Human Factor“ on Tuesday, September 10 from 11AM to 12:20 PM, Location: X Learning - X1 - Booth 3601. Paul Caruso, Vice President, is scheduled to present a session, titled “Balancing Culture Against Control,” with Keith Moser, Manager of Security Operations, Housing and Residential Services, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, on Tuesday, September 10 from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Room S403 A Brent O’Bryan, Vice President of Training & Development will discuss “How to Use Emotional Intelligence to Build a World-class Security Presence” on Wednesday, September 11 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m., Room S405 B Mark Mullison, CIO will discuss The Change Driver: AI on Wednesday, September 11 from 11:30 to 11:45 AM, Expo Floor/X Stages. Paul Caruso, Vice President, will discuss “On the Witness Stand,” with Kevin Davis, CPP, Assistant Director of Public Safety, Harding University, on Wednesday, September 11 from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., Room S404 D. Caress Kennedy, CPP, Regional President, Northeast Region, is scheduled to participate on a panel discussion titled “ASIS Certifications and Your Career” on Wednesday, September 11 from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., ASIS Career HQ - Booth 2115.
Kennedy recently accepted the award at City & State's Sixth Annual Gala Allied Universal, a facility services company and the largest security force in North America, announces that Caress Kennedy, President, Northeast Region, has received the City & State New York's Above & Beyond Award for Outstanding Women in Business. "Caress is an exemplary leader who guides her team with intelligence, insight and a commitment to excellence," says Ron Rabena, Chief Administrative Officer, East, Allied Universal. "We are proud of her recognition as one of New York's most powerful women." Significant achievements Kennedy recently accepted the award at City & State's Sixth Annual Gala, which honoured the 25 most powerful women who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in their fields, combined with having made significant contributions to society. As president, she oversees more than 26,000 employees throughout the Northeast. Significant achievements are: Instituted best practices and process improvements throughout the organisation to improve productivity and reduce costs. Developed client value-added programs such as the Sandy Emergency Response program and Special Consortium for School Superintendents after the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy. Selected as one of The Responsible 100 by City & State, representing New York's 100 most corporate citizens in 2015. Achieved her Certified Protection Professional (CPP) ASIS board-certified security management designation. Serves as member of: NYPD Law Enforcement Explorers Board; NYC Workforce Development Board; and Citizens Crime Commission of New York City Board, to name a few. Over the course of her career, Kennedy has held many executive senior-level positions at major corporations in the New York area. She received her MBA in Management from Pace University and BA in Communications Arts from Fordham University. On accepting the award, Kennedy says, "It's an honour to be recognised for helping others."
The award was presented during the New York ASIS 25th Security Conference & Expo AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, announces that George W. Anderson, Vice President of Operations, received the ASIS New York City Chapter’s Eugene J. Casey Award for Service. The award was presented at the annual Person of the Year luncheon honouring Commissioner William J. Bratton during the New York ASIS 25th Security Conference & Expo. The two awards presented at the luncheon were for Commissioner Bratton and Anderson. Achievements “George has been a major part of the ASIS NYC Chapter’s leadership team for over eight years,” said Caress Kennedy, Vice President/General Manager, AlliedBarton. “In addition to having served as Chapter Chairman, he supports ASIS initiatives and programs for new and established members including educational and social programs for the ASIS Young Professionals. George’s service to ASIS is representative of his continuous commitment to the security industry.” Anderson is responsible for operational oversight and delivery of service to AlliedBarton clients in New York and New Jersey. He is the lead Program Manager for the Port Authority Aviation Contract, responsible for service delivery for AlliedBarton’s security program at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Airports as well as the World Trade Center. Born and raised in New York, Anderson joined AlliedBarton in 2011, following a 30-year career in the NYPD, retiring from the Department with the rank of Assistant Chief. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, serving as the co-chair of the Private Sector Liaison Committee. Anderson holds a Master of Science in Training and Learning Technology from the New York Institute of Technology; and a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice from the State University of New York at Albany.
Caress Kennedy will work with fellow industry executives to help deliver a comprehensive security education for students AlliedBarton Security Services, www.AlliedBarton.com, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, announces that Caress Kennedy, Vice President/General Manager, has been appointed to the newly created Homeland Security Academic Program Advisory Board, College of Professional Studies at St. John's University. "The primary objective of the Homeland Security Program is to prepare our future industry leaders and professionals who will assume the responsibility of protecting our critical infrastructure at home and our national interests abroad," said Prof. Joseph Gulinello, Director, Homeland Security Program. "We are happy to appoint Caress Kennedy who will help us meet our commitment to provide the best education possible in Homeland Security for our students." "It is an honour for AlliedBarton that Caress has been appointed to St. John's University Homeland Security Program Advisory Board," said Ron Rabena, Division President - National Security Operations, AlliedBarton. "Caress will be working with fellow industry executives, leaders, practitioners, educators and consultants to help deliver a comprehensive security education for students." "I am delighted to be appointed to the Homeland Security Academic Program Advisory Board," said Caress Kennedy, Vice President/General Manager, New York/New Jersey region, AlliedBarton. "I look forward to working with the Prof. Joseph Gulinello and the other leaders to help contribute curriculum content, plan related workshops and seminars and consider internship opportunities for select students." Kennedy is responsible for operational oversight and delivery of service to AlliedBarton's New York/New Jersey region. She joined AlliedBarton in September 2011, after 10 years with Global Employment Solutions. Born and raised in White Plains, NY, she holds a BA from Fordham University and an MBA from Pace University. She is currently on the Board for the Workforce Investment Board of the City of New York and the NYPD Explorers chaired by Police Commission Bratton. She is a member of ASIS, a past president of the Metro Chapter of the New York Staffing Association and was a YWCA Academy of Women Achievers Board Member.