May 18, 2023
EMD LLC OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED AS LGBT BUSINESS
ENTERPRISE® BY NATIONAL LGBT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
EMD LLC is proud to announce their recent certification as an LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE®) through the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Initiative. The NGLCC is the nation’s exclusive certifying body for LGBT owned and operated businesses.
“America’s top corporations are eager to do business with the LGBT community,” said Justin G. Nelson, President and Co-Founder of the NGLCC, “which is reflected in the ever-growing list of NGLCC corporate partners.”
With this official certification, the NGLCC, its organizational allies, and corporate partners now nationally recognize EMD LLC as a diverse supplier. The firm joins the growing ranks of over 790 certified LGBTBEs.
EMD LLC is now eligible to participate in the NGLCC’s corporate partners’ supplier diversity programs, can take advantage of the vast educational opportunities promoted by the NGLCC, and can work to foster business to business relationships with other LGBTBEs.
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is the only national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to expanding the economic opportunities and advancements of the LGBT business community. With more than 140 corporate partners, and 59 local, state, and international affiliate chambers, NGLCC is the largest LGBT business development and economic advocacy organization in the world.
The NGLCC Supplier Diversity Initiative connects LGBT businesses with the tens of millions of corporate dollars being spent in the LGBT community each year. Today, the NGLCC has nearly 140 corporate partners who recognize the LGBTBE designation when making procurement decisions and who all share a commitment to ensuring diversity in their supply chains.
For more information, visit https://nglcc.org/ or contact 202.234.9181.
March 15, 2023
The Commonwealth of Virginia recognizes EMD LLC as a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified Company.
For completing and sustaining all requirements for the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program and for their recruiting, hiring, training, and retaining Virginia's Veterans and serving members of the National Guard and Reserve. Given under my hand this 1st Day of March, Two Thousand and Twenty-Three Glenn Youngkin, Governor.
The Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program is an official Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Veterans Services Program.
March 8, 2023
SIA WISF Power 100 on International Women's Day: Eleanor M. Francen Recognized as Part of the Security Industry Association’s 2023 Women in Security Forum Power 100
Eleanor M. Francen was highlighted in this annual program showcasing 100 women who are role models, leaders, innovators, and influencers in the global security industry.
SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Eleanor M. Francen/CEO to the 2023 honoree list for the SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100. This initiative, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, honors 100 women in the security industry each year who are role models for actively advancing diversity, inclusion, innovation and leadership in the community.
Eleanor Francen has supported the federal government for over 25 years in both contractor, Department of State and active-duty military roles. Eleanor brings over 20 years of industry experience developing, delivering, and leading complex mission-oriented solutions while driving growth in a broad range of government services. She is an accomplished technical security industry professional with 20 years of experience and a strong background in operational, physical, and technical security. She is intimately familiar with the demands for technical security. As a strong team builder with expertise in efficiently coordinating resources, she excels in all aspects of accessing and delivering viable security solutions.
“The SIA Women in Security Forum is proud to showcase the remarkable women of the 2023 WISF Power 100. These dynamic, talented honorees are making waves in the security industry and are constantly exhibiting leadership, motivating others and driving progress in the security industry,” said SIA Women in Security Forum Chair Kasia Hanson. “We commend this outstanding class of honorees for their impactful efforts in the security industry and broader community and look forward to celebrating their successes at ISC West.”
On March 31 at ISC West 2023, the SIA Women in Security Forum will host a networking breakfast and Power 100 celebration recognizing this year’s Power 100 honorees. At this free event sponsored by dormakaba, attendees will connect with other leaders and champions for diversity and help SIA recognize and celebrate the 2023 honorees of the Power 100 program. After the breakfast, attendees are encouraged to stay for the SIA Women in Security Forum keynote with special guest speaker Alison Levine, team captain of the first American Women's Everest Expedition team, faculty member at the Thayer Leader Development Group at West Point and the New York Times bestselling author of On the Edge. Learn more and register to attend here.
The Power 100 announcement comes on March 8, International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and presenting a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. SIA supports International Women’s Day and launched the SIA Women in Security Forum on this day in 2018. This year, SIA will celebrate International Women’s Day and its 2023 theme by encouraging the Power 100 honorees, the Women in Security Forum community and the larger security industry to work to forge women’s equity and #EmbraceEquity.
“The 2023 Power 100 honorees are an inspiration to all of us in the security industry. These 100 women leaders are breaking barriers, shifting expectations and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion while taking our industry to new heights,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “As we celebrate International Women’s Day, we congratulate this year’s outstanding class of honorees and thank them for their invaluable contributions to the security industry as well as their leadership, innovation and advocacy.”
SIA’s Women in Security Forum works to engage all security professionals to promote, recruit and cultivate women’s leadership for a more inclusive and diversified industry. In addition to the Power 100, the SIA Women in Security Forum offers several programs and activities, including the SIA Progress Award, which celebrates individuals who advance opportunities for women in the security industry; the SIA Women in Security Forum Scholarship, which furthers educational opportunities and advancement for a diverse security workforce; special keynote breakfast events at ISC West and East; volunteer efforts that give back to the community; virtual education offerings; collaborative projects with other organizations seeking to empower women in security and technology; support of the SIA Women in Biometrics Awards; thought leadership and speaking opportunities; and engaging networking and professional growth events. Membership in the SIA Women in Security Forum is free and open to all employees of SIA member companies and SIA student members.
March 1, 2023
EMD LLC has been accepted into the US Small Business Chamber of Commerce. You can find EMD's information at: https://www.ussbchamber.org/emd-llc/
November 28, 2022
U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized EMD LLC as one of the recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award
EMD LLC is proud to announce that the U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized EMD LLC as one of the recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Gold Medallion Award. The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal award recognizing exceptional achievement in veteran employment. By meeting the criteria required for a Gold Medallion Award, EMD LLC demonstrated both patriotism and recognition of the values veterans bring to the workplace.
October 13, 2022
Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Labor and Industry recognizes EMD LLC with a Certificate of Registration
EMD LLC is proud to announce that the Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Labor and Industry recognized EMD LLC with a Certificate of Registration. This certificate is issued recognizing the registration of this Employee/Sponsor's Program as part of the National Apprenticeship System in accordance with the Standards of Apprenticeship.