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Press release: More than 20 professionals earn their CSDS in Phoenix

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April 9, 2014

PHOENIX, ARIZONA – At the NAID 2014 Annual Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., 23 secure destruction professionals joined the ranks of other Certified Secure Destruction Specialists (CSDS). The following individuals can now display “CSDS” as a professional title with their names:

  • Adam Ball, CSDS, Stevens & Stevens BRM, Inc.
  • Andrew Sokol, CSDS, recordShred, Inc.
  • B. Richard Walling, CSDS, Stevens & Stevens BRM, Inc.
  • Brian W. Day, CSDS, Keystone Mobile Shredding, Inc.
  • Brian Wadsworth, CSDS, Document Destruction and Recycling Services
  • Cameron Abbaticchio, CSDS, Turn Secure Shredding
  • Charles Sowers, CSDS, DHS Worldwide Software Solutions
  • Gary M. Wright, CSDS, Williams Data Management
  • Jason McMillen, CSDS, Garner Products, Inc.
  • Jeremy Brown, CSDS, Shred Alaska, Inc.
  • Jeremy Hollins, CSDS, Environmental Integrity Co., LLC
  • Jim McCarthy, CSDS, Shred Works, Inc.
  • Kathryn McAlevy-DeSocio, CSDS, Gone for Good Birmingham
  • Kristina Dearborn, CSDS, Environmental Integrity Co., LLC
  • Kristjan Backman, CSDS, Phoenix Recycling, Inc.
  • Kyle Taylor, CSDS, Shred Works, Inc.
  • Kyle Visser, CSDS, Shred Tec, LLC
  • Patrick DeVries, DeVries Information Management
  • Patti Bowles, CSDS, Phoenix Recycling, Inc.
  • Rebecca Blaisdell, CSDS, DHS Worldwide Software Solutions
  • Ryan Feber, CSDS, CloudBlue Technologies
  • Ryan W. Landmesser, CSDS, PC Recycler

All of the individuals who took the exam in Phoenix successfully earned their CSDS accreditations. The highest score was a 99% on the regular CSDS exam and a 99.6% on the Canadian CSDS exam. The CSDS exam consists of 300 questions about data protection legislation, physical security, risk management, operations and records management. It establishes an individual’s competency in seven subject areas. To prepare for the exam, NAID provides a CSDS handbook on the NAID website, online training, and a sample exam.

“Congratulations to everyone,” said NAID CEO Bob Johnson. “Passing this exam means that individual has a working understanding of a wide range of industry issues that requires a lot of studying.”

There will be one more opportunity to take the examin Toronto, Ontario on Tuesday, April 29. To register for the exam, visit or contact for more information.


About NAID: NAID is a non-profit trade association of the secure destruction industry, currently representing over 1,900 member locations globally. NAID’s mission is to promote the proper destruction of discarded information and to encourage the outsourcing of destruction needs to qualified contractors.