Title: Security Supervisor
Company: Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Ann Kristine Penman, BFA, CIPM, LELC, Security Manager at Utah Museum of Fine Arts, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in security.
While in college, Ms. Penman took an aptitude test that found she would excel as either an art teacher or a police officer. In 1995, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in art education from the University of Utah and wished to find a way to fuse law enforcement with art. Remaining with her alma mater, Ms. Penman served as a campus alarm system coordinator for 10 years until 2007. Since then, she has thrived in her 13-year role as a security manager for the Utah Museum of Fine Art, which resides on the University of Utah campus. Responsible for keeping all personnel, visitors, and volunteers safe, Ms. Penman also hires, trains, supervises, and plans security staffing needs, along with designing and overseeing alarm and security camera systems. In addition, she is the emergency repose coordinator for the building COOP plan and is the chairman of the museum Safety and Security Committee.
Finding great success in her endeavors, Ms. Penman received a Presidential Staff Award from the University of Utah in 2004. To remain aware of advancements and changes in her industry, she is a member of the International Foundation for Cultural Property Protection. In addition, she has been a safety and preparedness coordinator and committee-chair for the Liberty Wells Community Council since 2019. Ms. Penman attributes her success to hard work, dedication, and the support of wonderful people. With this sentiment, she also credits her mentors, Abraham Lincoln, Gretchen Dietrich, Lieutenant Lynn Roland, and her father, who taught her how to be dedicated to her work. The advice Ms. Penman can offer to the next generation of law enforcement is to treat everyone with the utmost respect, the same way one would want themselves or their family to be treated.
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