January 8 2024

TSF Board Achieves 50% Diversity

On January 1, 2024, with the new Board of Directors slate for The Security Foundation (TSF), TSF has achieved 50% diversity among its Board members –a full year ahead of projection. At the 2022 TSF Strategic Planning session, the Board set the objective to reach 50% diversity by 2025. Achieving this is foundational to TSF’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategic goals.

Several of TSF’s Board members gathered for a photo at the 2023 Annual TSF Dinner with keynote speaker, the Hon. Sue Gordon (center). See the Board link right for the full board.

“This is an important and meaningful milestone as TSF collaborates with leading public and private security organizations to push the DEI needle in our profession,” says TSF Board President Dave Komendat. “As a leading convener of public-private partnerships, I am proud that TSF is setting an example for the necessity and value of having diverse perspectives, cultures and backgrounds at the leadership table within security.”

Meet the 2024 TSF Board of Directors.

Peggy O’Neill, TSF Executive Director, says, “Having more diverse representation on TSF’s Board creates a stronger, more resilient leadership group better able to craft a programmatic vision supporting everyone in the security community. We are excited about the work ahead of us and all that our Board will bring to tackling our industry’s lack of DEI and other challenges.”

Read more about TSF’s DEI program and its shared DEI work with ASIS, the International Security Management Association, the Domestic Security Alliance Council and the Overseas Security Advisory Council. Together, we are working to address the industry’s DEI challenges, particularly in raising industry awareness with college students and in recruiting the next generation of security leaders.

TSF’s Board of Directors defines DEI as encompassing the following underrepresented communities in security: Black/African American; Hispanic/Latino; Asian/API; Native Americans; Women; LGBTQI+; and Veterans.