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August 30, 2010 09:47 ET

Send Word Now Employee Joins the Security Institute, Reaffirms Commitment to Highest Standards of Business Security

Ann Skinner, Technical Director -- EMEA for Send Word Now in the United Kingdom, Becomes Member of the Security Institute

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) -  Send Word Now, the leading provider of on-demand notification and incident management software, is pleased to announce that Ann Skinner has become a member of the Security Institute. 

The Security Institute promotes the highest-possible standards of probity and professional competence in the business of security, by working with the public and private sectors and with other security-related associations, by developing core standards, by networking, and by encouraging excellence in training. The Institute has approximately 1,000 members, and is the largest association for security professionals in the UK.

In order to be granted membership, applicants have to either undergo a rigorous validation process which reviews relevant work experience, training and qualifications or complete a period of study and academic qualification in a security-related subject.

Ann Skinner is also a member of ASIS UK Chapter 208, is an experienced emergency notification trainer, relationships manager, and consultant. She received her B.A. and M.A. degrees in English from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana. 

"We are extremely pleased to have Ann representing Send Word Now in the Security Institute," said Tony Schmitz, President and CEO of Send Word Now. "Alongside our commitment to providing the highest level of security in our platform is a commitment to maintaining the most knowledgeable and security-savvy staff possible. I'm certain that the Security Institute will prove to be an invaluable resource to Ann and to Send Word Now as we continue to expand throughout the United Kingdom."

About Send Word Now

Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting and incident management services for both routine and emergency communication. The easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification service is used by government agencies, municipalities, universities, non-profit organizations and businesses, including many Fortune 500 companies, to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication in real-time. Send Word Now's Alert Tracer® provides a full audit trail of messages sent and received for after-action reporting and follow-up. Designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device over any type of connection, Send Word Now's mass notification system is capable of transmitting hundreds of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes. The company is headquartered in New York City and has an office in the United Kingdom. Visit Send Word Now on the web at or email us at Follow Send Word Now on Twitter at and check out our new blog for industry news and insights at

About the Security Institute

The Security Institute provides a programme that addresses the issue of professional validation for security professionals. The programme is designed to assess security management experience, academic qualifications, vocational qualifications and contributions to the security profession. It establishes an independent professional validation board, which will validate applications made by individuals seeking to attain a grading in the Security Institute.

The Security Institute promotes the contributions of professional security to community safety and the wider public good, the values and benefits of public service, the profitability of business, the viability of any lawful enterprise, and the well-being of individuals in a secure environment. The Institute promotes and endorses high standards in the education and training of security professionals. The integrity of its members is paramount. For more details visit

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