LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 30, 2014) -  AlliedBarton Security Services, www.AlliedBarton.com, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, announces the election of Mike Smidt, Vice President/General Manager, to the Executive Board of the California Association of Licensed Security Agencies, Guards and Associates (CALSAGA). He will join the Executive Board for 2015 and 2016 as the Board Secretary.

CALSAGA, www.calsaga.org, is the only industry association in California dedicated to advocating on behalf of the security industry in the California Legislature and the Bureau of Security & Investigative Services (BSIS) to make sure its voice is heard. The organization has led efforts over the past several years to bring greater accountability in licensing, training and background screening standards that has made California a national leader in security.

"It is an honor for AlliedBarton that Mike has been elected to the Executive Board of CALSAGA, which is dedicated to improving the services and brand perception of the security industry, elevating industry standards and serving as an advocate for industry interests with the Legislature," said Ron Rabena, Division President - National Security Operations, AlliedBarton. "Mike will be a great asset to CALSAGA in the coming years."

"I am excited to be elected to the Executive Board of CALSAGA," said Mike Smidt, Vice President/General Manager, Southwest Region, AlliedBarton. "I look forward to working with my fellow board members to help raise and improve the quality of service and the public perception of the security industry."

Smidt is responsible for operational oversight and delivery of service to AlliedBarton's Southwest region. He joined AlliedBarton in 2003 and has more than 28 years of security industry experience. Smidt belongs to several associations, including ASIS, the Los Angeles Police Foundation and the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce. He holds a B.S. in business administration from California State University and is a graduate of ISMA's Executive Leadership Program from Georgetown University.

About AlliedBarton Security Services
For more than 50 years, AlliedBarton Security Services has provided superior security officer services to protect people, homes and businesses. AlliedBarton tailors security programs to meet clients' needs with committed professionals who enhance clients' brands. The most honored security services provider, AlliedBarton consistently delivers exceptional service which creates a differentiated experience for clients and the people they serve. More than 60,000 employees and 120 offices serve thousands of clients with levels of protection that anticipate needs and build enduring relationships. For more information call 1.866.825.5433 or visit AlliedBarton.com.

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