CSIS appoints new executive director
By Canadian SecurityNews Public Sector
The Canadian Society for Industrial Security (CSIS) has named a new executive director, Andrea Blaustein, who will be taking over the position in May.
Blaustein’s security experience includes a position as security manager at the Ottawa Convention Centre and as a special constable on Parliament Hill. Blaustein has worked for organizations including the Privy Council Office, Treasury Board Secretariat and Communication Security Establishment Canada. She has served as past program chair for the National Capital Region chapter of ASIS International and currently serves as co-chair of the National Capital Security Partners’ Forum and on the Canadian Security Partners’ Forum national executive.
Blaustein graduated from Algonquin College‘s security management program in 2000 and will earn a Bachelors in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Carleton University in Ottawa later this year.
Blaustein’s appointment to CSIS was announced in a letter dated March 20 from CSIS interim president and chair of the board Fergus Keyes. “Andrea is excited to be taking on her new role and myself and the board of directors look forward to working with her as she has many new ideas and plans in order to move the society forward,” wrote Keyes.
Blaustein will replace current executive director Bob Marentette, who has held the role since 2005. Marentette said he is looking forward to having Blaustein on board and is stepping down to pursue educational opportunities and to spend more time with his family.
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