Each year New Orleans Magazine presents Steel Magnolias – a publication dedicated to showcasing strong female leaders in both the business and volunteer communities. VINSON President, Christine M. Vinson, and Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Maria Vinson Landry, CPP, were featured as two of New Orleans Magazine’s 2018 Steel Magnolias.
Christine M. Vinson
Christine M. Vinson grew up watching her grandfather – and then her father – grow Vinson Guard Service, Inc.’s reputation and business. As the third-generation owner of the 55-year-old family business, she works side-by-side with second-generation leadership, including her aunt Maria Vinson Landry, CPP, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. With over five decades of service across a variety of industries, the family business has seen it all – encounters with active shooters, strikes and natural disasters, to name a few. And with 250 clients, Vinson is proud to build upon the reliability and trustworthiness her family is known for. When she’s not busy ensuring a business’s security, she is giving back by volunteering with Junior League of New Orleans and Crimestoppers GNO. “After 54 years, certifying as a WBE via WBENC was exciting as a business owner,” Vinson said. “It’s wonderful to continue our tradition of great service while recognizing what sets us apart.”
Maria Vinson Landry, CPP
Although she would never call herself an expert, Maria Vinson Landry’s years of hard work and experience have certainly earned her that designation. Landry has more than 35 years of work experience and is a designated Certified Protection Professional, which is globally recognized as the standard of excellence for security management professionals. Her extensive volunteer experience with the National Council of Investigation and Security Services (NCISS), including serving as former president and chair, earned her NCISS’s highest honor – the NCISS John J. Duffy award, presented to a member who exemplifies the highest conduct and service standards in private investigation and security services. “I’m extremely grateful to work in the family business,” Landry said. “I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside my father and mother, brothers, and now my niece – it’s an incredible experience which I’m honored to be a part of.”
To see the final publication and read more about the 2018 Steel Magnolias, visit http://nomsteelmagnolias.com/.