As Editor of SDM, Laura Stepanek is responsible for the overall editorial direction of the magazine, its supplements, e-newsletters and website. She works with the SDM editorial staff to develop content that helps security dealers and systems integrators operate successful businesses. Laura represents SDM at trade shows and conferences, often presenting the results of exclusive research studies such as the SDM Industry Forecast. She writes and edits a variety of articles, and manages the annual SDM 100 and Top Systems Integrators reports. Laura joined SDM in 1984. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Barat College of DePaul University. Contact Laura with article ideas.