Emerald Promotes Amy Rock to Campus Safety Executive Editor
Amy Rock will be expanding her role in helping to manage and grow Campus Safety and the Campus Safety Conferences.
San Juan Capistrano, Calif. — Emerald, owner of Campus Safety, the leading brand that school, university, and healthcare facility protection professionals know and trust, is pleased to announce the promotion of Amy Rock to Campus Safety executive editor.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Rock has served in many roles for Emerald and previously EH Media. She began her tenure with Campus Safety as web editor in 2017 and most recently served as its senior editor.
Rock has been instrumental in elevating Campus Safety and the Campus Safety Conferences (CSCs) through her tireless work writing/creating blockbuster articles, videos, and podcasts; helping to develop content for the Campus Safety Conferences; moderating webcasts; working with editorial contributors, advertisers, and sponsors; posting the latest news and product announcements to CampusSafetyMagazine.com; and assisting with the overall management of the Campus Safety brand.
“I’m so excited for Amy’s promotion to executive editor,” says Campus Safety Editor-in-Chief Robin Hattersley. “Amy’s efforts have been instrumental in helping us to greatly increase CampusSafetyMagazine.com’s traffic over the past year. Most importantly, however, Amy has demonstrated outstanding judgment and sensitivity in working with our audience, CSC attendees, advertisers, and sponsors… a valuable skill in a job that covers highly sensitive and, at times controversial, topics. I’m excited to see her grow in her new role with Campus Safety.”
Rock will be expanding her responsibilities with Campus Safety, helping Hattersley manage and grow the CS brand as well as assisting other Emerald media properties.
“It’s hard to believe that I’ve been with Campus Safety for six years now, but time really does fly when you truly enjoy what you are doing,” says Rock. “I’m thankful for this new opportunity and to continue to do what I love. Now that I have two children of my own, my job has become even more purposeful, and I’m honored to play my small role in the campus safety and security community.
“By far my favorite part of my job is getting to speak to the K-12, higher education, and healthcare practitioners who, day in and day out, are doing the beyond-difficult and often thankless task of protecting schools, colleges, and hospitals. They are the ones who motivate me to work hard, and I hope every day that the resources and content we provide them make their jobs easier, even if it’s just slightly. Nothing energizes me more than being on-site at a Campus Safety Conference and getting to meet or catch up with the amazing people who make my job possible and gratifying. We also have a small-but-mighty internal team that makes the bad days better and the good days great.”
“My interest in writing dates back to when I was a little girl. English and language arts were always my favorite subjects – I’d take an essay assignment over a test any day and twice on Sundays. My grandmother had a creative writing mind and always inspired me to put my all into anything I wrote. I originally went to school to be a teacher but wanted to try out something different since all of my jobs in both high school and college revolved around childcare. My career path eventually led me to Campus Safety, which has been a perfect alternative – getting to write and create while also establishing a place for myself in the campus space.”
Outside of work, Rock enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and dog, as well as other family members and her close group of friends. Additional interests include animals, the outdoors, taking trips to Lake Waukewan, and watching an unhealthy amount of Bravo.
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