The Door + Hardware Institute Serves Door Security + Safety Professionals
Jerry Heppes, CAE, CEO of the Door + Hardware Institute announced that Cortney Anderson Wascher has been elected to DHI’s 12-member Board of Governors. She will serve a three-year term alongside industry leaders from across this country and Canada.
The Board of Governors are volunteers, elected by the membership, to provide strategic direction to the association. Through education, advocacy, accreditation and facilitated networking, DHI supports its members with up-to-date resources to meet the security and safety needs of their customers.
Cortney, a member since 1996, has attended numerous DHI conventions, seminars and workshops, and she was a winner of the organization’s 2017 Award of Merit. Cortney also serves on the State of Illinois Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Board. Additionally, she represents the door and hardware industry on other national advisory boards to assure that life safety and security are maintained with equal significance, to advocate for locksmiths, and to contribute her voice to industry issues.
For her Board of Governor’s nomination profile, Cortney predicted that the industry will continue to evolve from mechanical to electronic locking products, which require more testing, training and time to install, then noted that increased use of technology, for technicians, project managers, fabricators and office staff, is transforming traditional ways of doing business.
“Leed / green initiatives, school security, and code updates related to fire door inspections and behavioral health hardware are critically influencing our industry, resulting in shifts from traditional horizontal markets to narrower vertical markets,” she added.
“Tomorrow’s DHI must advocate for its leaders to become authorities on certifications and codes, and must promote the innovative security products that provide specialized solutions.”