Paul Cronin is a facilitator of excellence at CroninCorp and serves on the boards of several industry vendor and partner advisory councils. Paul’s consulting services help integrators accelerate growth and create a culture that embraces change. Connect with Paul on LinkedIn or contact him at Paul@cronincorp.com.
Maya Dollarhide is an SDM contributing writer. She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and worked as a managing editor in BNP Media’s Custom Publishing Division and is a former SDM associate editor.
Dave Engebretson is the President of Slayton Solutions and has been connecting and occasionally frying pieces of alarm and video equipment since 1977. Visit his website www.slaytonsolutionsltd.com and check out his online and self-study training packages for fiber optics, IP networking, and proper connector installation and testing.
As Managing Editor, Karyn Hodgson writes exclusive cover stories, such as SDM’s State of the Market series, as well as other feature-length articles and case studies. She manages SDM’s Monitoring Today supplement, an annual supplement devoted to central stations and the business of monitoring. She also manages SDM’s Dealer of the Year and Systems Integrator of the Year Award programs. Systems integration is one of Karyn’s “beats”; she manages Today’s Systems Integrator e-newsletter from SDM. Karyn has an MSJ in Journalism (magazine publishing) degree from Northwestern University, and more than 20 years’ experience writing for and about the security industry. Meet Karyn at industry conferences.
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.
As SDM Assistant Editor, Courtney Wolfe is responsible for managing the news department – in print, on the website, and in SDM e-news. She is the person behind SDM’s social media posts on Facebook and Twitter, and she is an integral part of the magazine’s production team of editing and proofreading. After a childhood spent on her family’s dairy farm in Central Illinois, Courtney moved to the city where she received her bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from Columbia College Chicago. She has gained professional editing experience through internships with Martha Stewart Weddings, The Chicago Tribune’s Splash Magazine, Habitat Literary Magazine, The Kankakee Daily Journal, The Columbia Chronicle, South Sound Magazine, South Sound Business, and the American Library Association.