The American Society of Security Professionals (ASSP) has named Abby Ferri, CSP its 2022 Security Skilled of the 12 months. The danger administration and security guide has been a member of the ASSP for 20 years and has contributed to the development of occupational security and well being in a number of methods. Ferri performed a key position in a current ASSP governance change that concerned the creation of a various advisory group to switch the Society’s Home of Delegates and permit the Board of Administrators to completely govern the group. She served on the Governance Job Pressure which studied developments in affiliation governance, interacted with ASSP members, and developed the suggestions that had been subsequently adopted to strengthen the Society.
Over the previous decade, Ferri has been a speaker at over 100 regional, nationwide and worldwide occasions whereas showing on dozens of security and well being podcasts. In 2020, she co-founded a podcast referred to as “The Security Justice League”, which was influential in exploring a variety of security and well being points. It constantly ranks in Apple Podcasts Prime 200 Enterprise and Profession.
“Even with a demanding profession, Abby makes time to present again to her fellow safety professionals and to the way forward for the occupation by volunteer management, normal setting and innovation in how security professionals work together with one another,” mentioned Kristin Herman, CSP, CHMM, CPEA, Chair of the ASSP Girls in Security Excellence (WISE) Frequent Curiosity Group Awards and Honors Committee. “Abby enthusiastically makes use of her expertise and data to advance office security and well being in numerous methods.”
Ferri led WISE from 2018 to 2020 as Group Administrator. Her continued involvement in WISE, together with mentoring security professionals and figuring out future leaders, has elevated the inclusion and development of ladies within the security and well being business. In 2021, Ferri was named Safety Skilled of the 12 months in 4 ASSP teams: WISE, Council on Practices and Requirements, Area V and Northwest Chapter.
“Abby continues to construct and strengthen relationships with business teams that goal to succeed in ladies and recruit the following era,” mentioned Jen Ellinwood, CSP, President of the ASSP Northwestern Chapter. “His management has been instrumental, particularly for many who haven’t had a voice or sufficient illustration.”
Ferri is the writer of two Kindle books, “The Security Behavior” revealed in 2020 and “The Security Advisor’s Toolkit” revealed in 2021 which shares his data on beginning and operating a security consulting firm. “I’ve labored with Abby many occasions, and the objectives she achieves include ardour, dedication and a can-do angle,” mentioned Tim Web page-Bottorff, CSP, CIT, Member of the ASSP Board of Administrators. “She was clearly dedicated to being a frontrunner, and her mentorship has undoubtedly influenced my management expertise.”
Ferri is a senior danger management guide at Gallagher, which supplies insurance coverage, danger administration and consulting companies. She works with purchasers within the development, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, training, actual property, lodge and restaurant industries. She resides in Eden Prairie, MN along with her husband, Andrew, and daughter, Moselle.