Cortney Anderson Wascher
President, Anderson Lock Company
Cortney has been a member since 1996, and has attended numerous DHI national conventions, training seminars and management workshops. In 2002, She was the Chair of the Conference and Exposition Host Committee for the Chicago DHI Convention. She is also a Foundation Contributor and has served on additional convention committees. In 2017, she was named a winner of the DHI Award of Merit, then, in 2018, was honored with a BHMA Award of Excellence.
In 1995 Cortney joined the Hoosier DHI Chapter; in 1996 she became a member of the Allegheny Chapter; then in 1998 her membership moved with her to the Great Lakes Chapter. I’ve attended many local DHI classes and served on local committees.
After graduating with an Honors Economics degree from Vanderbilt University in 1995, Cortney completed an internship with Von Duprin in Indianapolis, then worked as a manufacturer’s representative in the Pittsburgh region. Later, she returned to Illinois and joined Anderson Lock, the locksmith business her father founded. She was named president in 2006, and became majority owner in 2009.
Anderson Lock received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise in 2012 and employ 100+ people in two Chicago area locations.
Since her appointment in 2009, she has served on the State of Illinois Private Detective, Private Alarm, Private Security, Fingerprint Vendor and Locksmith Board of the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Cortney is also a former president of both the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and the local chapter of NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction).
Her husband, Devin Wascher, AHC, FDAI, is Anderson Lock’s Vice President and Door Division Manager. Her children, Will and Cathryn, are active in school and sports.