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Praetorian Digital CEO Alex Ford Named to the ABM/CISD Board of Directors

Alex Ford to join industry leaders on the ABM and CISD division of SIIA Board of Directors to provide direction and strategy

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Praetorian Digital, Inc., the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, today announced that Alex Ford, the company’s CEO and founder, has been named to SIIA’s ABM/CISD Board of Directors. His appointment was announced on June 14, 2015 at the ABM & Information Industry Summit in Washington, DC.

Alex Ford co-founded Praetorian Digital in 1999 and has successfully built the company from the ground up. Under his direction, Praetorian has launched over 25 websites and developed a forward-thinking online publishing model that has put the company at the forefront of the B2B media space. He has grown the company into a critical resource for first responders worldwide, with the mission of keeping them safer and better informed.

ABM which recently merged with the Software and Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) Content and Information Services Division is the only industry organization focused on the entire B2B business model. Its mission revolves around enhancing the knowledge and best practices of leading media companies that provide quality information for business and professional markets worldwide. SIIA strives to define and communicate evolving business trends and innovative ideas on which members can capitalize. With 200-plus member companies, ABM/CISD reaches an audience of over 100 million professionals, publishes almost 4,000 print and online titles, and hosts over 1,000 trade shows.

“It is an honor to be elected to our association’s Board of Directors,” said Ford. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to positively impact the direction and evolution of business to business media as an industry and share the mission of enhancing knowledge, communicating trends, and bringing innovative ideas to members and future leaders.”

SIIA’s ABM/CISD Board of Directors, elected by its members, consists of 38 vital industry leaders from member companies. The Board’s responsibilities include setting priorities and action items to realize the association’s mission.

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About Praetorian Digital

Founded in 1999, Praetorian Digital is the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market. Our properties are visited by more than 6 million public safety and local government officials every month and count over 1.3 million first responders and government personnel as members. Praetorian owns and operates,,,,, and as well as more than 15 topical websites providing resources ranging from accredited online training to grant funding assistance. We are deeply committed to providing cutting-edge information and resources that help first responders, government officials and military personnel better protect themselves and serve their communities. For more information, visit


ABM/CISD represents the intersection of business information, media, and technology, and is now the home for nearly 300 member companies. These organizations reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals, and represent nearly 4,000 print and digital titles, over 1,000 conferences trade shows, and data products. The combination reflects an industry with more than $40 billion in annual revenue. 

The Division formed as the result of a March 2015 merger of ABM, an industry association focused on the entire B2B business model, and CISD, a division of SIIA that serves the business information community. Together ABM/CISD delivers intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway.

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