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American Business Women’s Day

American Business Women’s Day

In 1982, September 22nd was chosen by the ABWA to be celebrated as American Business Women’s Day. The roots of this movement trace back to large shift in the labor force of the 1940’s during World War II as millions of women joined the American labor force. This shift helped displace the gaps left by G.I.’s who were drafted into the military and gave the Allied war effort the edge in Europe.

When Protection 1 was honored with the 2012 SDM Dealer of the Year Award, SDM featured an article covering many of the women in leadership roles at Protection 1 (click through the pictures at the top of the article). Below is a video that sums up the article.



We’d like to highlight a few more of our women leaders today:

Winter Barry, General Manager – Denver

Winter has been a dedicated employee at Protection 1 for over 10 years. After moving to residential sales to be an FCR in 2006, she was able to earn a spot in the top 5 sales reps in the company. From there she returned to the operations department as a supervisor and over the next 5 years moved up from an install supervisor to her current position as the General Manager for the Denver branch.  Winter looks forward to continuing to grow in her current position, and to further her career with Protection 1.

Lisa Ciappetta, Sr Director Marketing

After getting her start in the security industry over 20 years ago at Sensormatic Electronics, Lisa joined Protection 1 in 2010. Lisa has several responsibilities, including driving brand awareness, support of national and commercial sales teams through development of training and tools, developing ongoing RMR services strategy, and design and oversight of industry tradeshows and events. Lisa attended Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey where she majored in Business Administration.  She grew up in northeastern New Jersey and currently lives in Pompano Beach, FL.

Stacie Dauffenbach – Marketing Manager

Although she has over 12 years of experience in the alarm industry, Stacie brings a fresh look to Protection 1’s marketing department with her experience in social media and mobile tech blogging. Stacie now leads Protection 1’s internal and external social media initiatives, bringing an exciting new culture of media sharing and communications integration into all their marketing channels.

Leslie Davison-Gardner, Paralegal III

Leslie Davison-Gardner has been working in the legal field for 15 years. In this time, Leslie has worked in-house as a corporate/litigation paralegal in the legal departments of several mid to large sized corporations.  She has been with P1 for over 8 ½ years.  Initially, Leslie worked for Network Multi-Family Security Corporation, when it operated separately as a wholly owned subsidiary of P1.  For the past 7 years, she has worked exclusively for P1, currently as the sole in-house corporate/litigation paralegal.

Andrea Garrett, VP Finance & Accounting

Andrea Garrett has been with Protection 1 for over 12 years and is responsible for accounting, audits, budgeting and performance reporting for the company. Prior to her current position, she held the titles of lead financial analyst, FP&A manager, FP&A director and FP&A senior director. Andrea has a BS in finance, economics and accounting from Washburn University (Topeka, KS).

Madolyn Wagner – Marketing Director

Madolyn has been a part of the P1 family for the past 5 years and has been instrumental in the Protection 1’s rebranding, affiliate partnerships, and the Customer Referral Program. Madolyn is an incredible asset to growing our corporate channels and pushing every large project that comes across her path to reach its potential!

Shari Wilson, Customer Operations Director

Shari Wilson began her career in the security industry on June 10, 1983 as a frontline monitoring representative for Multimedia Security (acquired by Protection 1 in the early 90’s), and as they say: “The rest is history.” She now serves as Director of Monitoring with the direct responsibility for Monitoring and Account Creation/Testing operations.  Shari plays a key role in our customer acquisition process where her experience and job knowledge are utilized to ensure a quality customer experience as we transition the account base to a P1 center.


This is just a small list of the many awesome leaders we have here at Protection 1 – thanks to all of our leaders, especially the women we celebrate on American Business Women’s Day, for putting the customer first and making a difference at Protection 1!

About Alex Phi

Alex is a Social Media and Marketing Specialist at Protection 1. He supports Protection 1's social media department with over 7 years of experience in marketing and digital media. Alex has worked for Protection 1 for over two years and is enjoys technology, music, and traveling.

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