Door + Hardware Institute Board of Governors Elected Cortney Anderson Wascher as Second Vice President
The Door + Hardware Institute announced that Cortney Anderson Wascher has been elected Second Vice President of their 12-member Board of Governors.
The Board of Governors are industry leaders from across the country, 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 of DHI since 1996, joined the Board of Governors after being elected last year. She has attended numerous DHI conventions, seminars and workshops, and won a DHI Award of Merit in 2017. Cortney 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. She also serves on the State of Illinois Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Board.
Cortney is pictured at Anderson Lock’s Annual Meeting, in March, where she noted highlights of the past year, including her election to DHI’s Board of Governors. DHI leads our industry in education (like the classes many employees attended or completed online), as well as advocacy. DHI continues to educate building officials on the correct hardware applications for building codes to promote life safety as well as security.
Although Anderson Lock was anticipating a strong revenue outlook in 2020, based on steady growth in new construction in the Chicago area market, the COVID-19 crisis sidetracked that for us, as well as for everyone else. Instead of high demand for school security and behavioral healthcare anti-ligature products, we’ve specified and installed a variety of touchless solutions.
“DHI adapted quickly to the evolving needs of its members during these challenging times. Its online training and education programs were already in place, and it is continuing to expand its offerings and certifications,” she noted. “One of DHI’s new programs advocates for the correct application of security and safety products in all built environments, especially focusing on our schools.”
In addition to her DHI involvement, Cortney is active with Distributor’s Council, which is a premier trade and networking organization that she meets with two weeks a year, to stay connected with like-minded industry leaders, and to leverage our niche in the supply chain.