Emerging Leader Award: Scott Young

Emerging Leader Award: Scott Young, Vice-president, Prairie Region GardaWorld

Scott Young got his start in security as a dispatcher in Edmonton in 2001. In 2006, at age 20, he moved over to an account management role for GardaWorld. Three years later, he took on a business development position, moving to Calgary to help the company expand its presence in different markets.

In 2014, he moved to Vancouver and was appointed GardaWorld’s director of business development, overseeing RFP strategy and business development/marketing initiatives for GardaWorld’s Western Canadian branches. During his time in Vancouver, he became involved with the ASIS International local chapter, serving as their Young Professionals liaison, then chapter chair.

In 2017, a new role took him to Toronto: Senior director, business development, English Canada. In 2018, he moved back home to Alberta as the result of a promotion to vice-president, Prairie Region, for GardaWorld. Currently living in Calgary, he oversees 3,000 security professionals across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He has been recognized twice by GardaWorld for outstanding sales performance.

Young has an MBA from Athabasca University with a specialization in strategy and organizational design. He continues to volunteer his time with associations allied to the security field including the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) and the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). He is also active with ASIS, currently serving as co-assistant regional vice-president for the Young Professionals program in Canada.

Young was named to SP&T News’ Top 10 under 40 list in 2016. In his spare time, he is an active supporter of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and enjoys hiking in the mountains with his wife and dog.
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