Zero was formed to increase the pace and scale of funding in campus safety, technology innovation, standards, and awareness designed to bring about real change, now.

With your help, there’s nothing stopping us from getting to zero.

We accomplish this in (3) core areas

Thought Leadership

Drive the dialog

  • Desensitized Video + Audio Podcast (Student-Led Interviews)
  • Monthly Roundtable Webinars
  • Contributed Content
  • ZeroNow Journal
  • America’s Safe Campuses Documentary Series
  • PSA’s (Digital/Print)
  • Social Media
  • #ZeroNow
  • Influencers

Innovation

Invent the future

  • Partner Collaboration
  • Establish Standards & Interoperability
  • iTIP- Innovation Technology Introduction Program
  • ZeroNow Test Labs

Policy

Invest in safer schools

  • Outreach
  • Research
  • Whitepapers

Join us as one unified voice and one movement to get us to zero.

Let's merge our passion for change, our relentless pursuit of innovation, and the calling to create safe and inspiring environments for our youth. Together, we can develop the ability see around corners to create the level of school safety we need now, and maintain it well into the future.

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Founding Partners

Founding Board of Directors

Ara Bagdasarian

Founder
Omnilert
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Bruce Canal

Head of Education
Axis
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Dr. Megan Ranney

Co-Founder
AFFIRM
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Jeff McWeeney

Founder
Additional
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Joe Samaha

President
VTV Family Outreach Foundation
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John Bernhards

Executive Director
IACLEA
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John Wood

CEO
Telos
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Melissa Agnes

Founder
Crisis Ready Institute
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Founding Advisory Council

Andrew Ko

Kovexa

Founder

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Bob Jensen

Strat3

Founder

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Dr. Rich Contartesi

Ask School Data

CEO and Co-Founder

Former CTO/CIO Loudoun Schools, Kansas City Schools, Erie PA School Systems
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Dr. Theodore Stec

Lombard, Illinois School District

Superintendent

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Gigi Thompson Jarvis

Jarvis & Associates

COO

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Jason Friedberg

Genetec

Commercial Head, Education

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Jeff Morgan

Lending Tree

Head of Security

Former Director of Security University Central Florida
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Jessica Mertz

Clery Center

Executive Director

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Jonathan Kassa

North Penn School District

School Board Director

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Marc Molina

Elmhurst University

Director of Public Safety

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Robert Iskander

GG4L

Founder

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Ron Jarvis

Attorney

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S. Daniel Carter

SAFE Campuses, LLC

Founder

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Tom Badders

Telos

Director, Strategic Development and Government Relations

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Student Correspondents (Journalism Majors)

Angelea Preston

State University of New York College at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

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Jillian Kasmore

State University of New York College at Buffalo

Buffalo, NY

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Michael Campanella

New York University

New York, NY

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