Women in Security - Tracy Seymour

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Tracy Seymour - Business Development Manager - Allied Universal

Tracy Seymour

Business Development Manager - Allied Universal

Tracy Seymour has worked in the security industry for more than 29 years, and is currently the Business Development Manager for Allied Universal’s Washington, D.C. Office. This year, Tracy celebrates her 26th year at Allied Universal. 

“Allied Universal has given me a phenomenal career,” said Tracy.  “I started in Baltimore, Maryland and completed a brief stint in New Jersey before settling into the Washington, DC area in 1999.”

Tracy joined Allied Universal because she was looking for a company that provided outstanding training and development. In addition, she sought out the security industry because it provides a stable career path as it is resilient in any economy. 

“I find great job satisfaction in finding solutions for clients and our leadership team,” said Tracy.  “I describe my role as ‘Finding Great Client Sites for Wonderful Employees.’” 

With any job, it can come with challenges.

“When I started in 1995, the security industry was male-dominated and many times, I would be the only female in a room of men,” says Tracy.  “As a recent college graduate with limited business and security experience, I was looking for ways to gain respect.”

A way to differentiate herself, Tracy became a solid resource, worked extremely hard and finally gained trust and respect from her clients and Allied Universal leadership.

“How to start your career in the security industry? Stay thirsty,” says Tracy.  “Always thirst for knowledge, build relationships, seek a mentor, find tools to be successful and take advantage of Allied Universal’s vast library of training resources.” 

Throughout her career, Tracy has received numerous accolades for performance and leadership as she was named a Mid-Atlantic Top Performer from 2009 to 2019, a member of Allied Universal’s President’s Club for six years due to securing the highest sales in the company, and was named Rookie of the Year in 1996.

Tracy has also been recognized by the industry’s leading associations including Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Vice Chair Internationally for BOMA’s Emergency Preparedness Committee, Apartment and Office Building Association (AOBA) of Washington DC, Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) and ASIS International.  

Tracy received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

“Life safety and security are at the forefront of everyone’s thoughts, especially today,” said Tracy. “Allied Universal Security has the unique advantage of helping clients to thrive and to provide a good environment for living, working and playing.”