CONSHOHOCKEN, PA--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2015) - AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry's premier provider of highly trained security personnel, announces that Alan Van Norman, National Director of Operations for Higher Education, has been recognized as a 2015 Veteran of Influence by the Philadelphia Business Journal.

Van Norman, who has served in several leadership roles within the company, joined AlliedBarton after he retired from the Air Force as Chief Master Sergeant in 2008, achieving the highest enlisted rank in the military.

"To successfully establish myself as a member of the AlliedBarton team has been a great opportunity, and is largely due to my leadership experience in the Air Force," said Van Norman. "Being named a Veteran of Influence is a great honor, and it reflects the core values that I take to my job every day."

The Veterans of Influence Awards recognizes military veterans who have become successful members of the Philadelphia business community. Van Norman was among 20 awardees who served their country before returning home to improve their region's economic vitality.

In addition, the Philadelphia Business Journal recognized AlliedBarton's designation as a 2015 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. Ranking fifth out of the Top 100, it was AlliedBarton's fourth consecutive recognition.

"We are always honored to receive such high praises for our commitment to military personnel," said Bill Whitmore, Chairman and CEO of AlliedBarton. "Our veterans play a tremendous role in our delivery of quality service every day. We're excited to see Alan receive such distinguished recognition and we are proud to continue our commitment to hiring those who have served."

AlliedBarton's company-wide military hiring program, Hire Our Heroes(SM),, is an essential part of their recruiting strategy.

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


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