Diane Ritchey

Communications, Content, Editor

Location icon United States

I am a communications professional with 15+ years of experience in internal and external communications, content, public relations and B2B editorial. I am accomplished in developing and executing print, digital and social media campaigns through planning, writing, and publishing that increase readership and generate revenue. I have expert reporting and creative writing skills and solid experience producing engaging content, including print and digital stories, videos, and podcasts.

Setting the Gold Standard in School Security

Mike Matranga is on a mission to create the safest school system in the nation, through security technology and mental health experts to develop a robust, social emotional learning program.

Security Robots on Patrol

Joe Gustafson likes to “think out of the box.” So when his team at the Twin Arrows Casino in Flagstaff, AZ, had a lull in staffing and needed solutions to assist security officers with their job duties, Gustafson asked for a security robot.

Gordon MacDonald: Overseeing a Medium-Sized City

"The most difficult part of the job is prioritizing given the number of incidents that could occur," says Gordon MacDonald, Senior Director, Corporate Security for Wells Fargo. "We have 265,000 employees, so ensuring their safety is like overseeing a medium-sized city that is spread across the globe.

The Risk Room: Building the Right GSOC for Your Business

A GSOC's value is now recognized as a necessity to support an enterprise's global business goals and operations. On August 17, 2015, three terrorists bombed the Erawan Shrine in the Pathum Wan district in Bangkok at 6:55 p.m. local time, killing 20 and injuring 125.

Katherine Collins: Boots on the Ground

When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September 2017, Katherine Collins knew exactly what she and the team were going to do. She was less than two months into her role as Global Manager of Corporate Security for Waters Corporation, but has been in corporate security for more than 30 years, handling situations such as natural disasters.

2018 Security Leadership Issue: The Rising Role of Women in Security

In the security field, which is a historically a male-oriented industry, many women are successfully advancing to leadership roles. Whatever path they took, and how they got there, today, they are all successful women in the security industry, with titles such as Vice President, CSO, Director of Global Security and more.

In a Day's Work: The Fight to End Workplace Violence

"Acts of violence such as active shooters aren’t random,” says A. Benjamin Mannes. “From events such as Adam Lanza and Newtown, Nikolas Cruz and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Jin Yu Park at Virginia Tech, and even Jared Loughner, who shot Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, all were planned.”