Palisade entrepreneur named president-elect of international trade group

Scott Fasken
Scott Fasken

Scott Fasken, vice president of Colorado Document Security in Palisade, has been elected president-elect of the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID).

Fasken was elected during the national convention of NAID, an international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. Fasken will assume the presidency in 2012, becoming the first person from a rural market to hold that role.

“I can think of no better vote of confidence or testimony to one’s integrity than being elected by colleagues to lead their industry’s trade organization,” said Bob Johnson, chief executive officer of NAID. “From my perspective, Scott’s 1,400 colleagues are responding to his strong vision for NAID to develop clear security standards and, at the same time, his mission to make NAID a champion of consumer protection.”

Fasken joined the NAID board of directors in 2008 and was elected secretary in 2008. He’s also served as a member of the NAID Conflict Resolution Committee and chairman of the NAID national convention.

Fasken and his wife, Jill, launched Colorado Document Security in 2003. Using three shredding trucks, the business provides secure onsite destruction of financial statements, medical records and other documents containing confidential information. The firm services a geographical region that includes not only Western Colorado, but also Eastern Utah, Northwestern New Mexico and Wyoming.

The company holds AAA certification from NAID, meaning the firm undergoes an independent audit to assure it complies with national policies and procedures for document destruction.

In addition to destroying documents, Fasken said his company helps clients comply with federal regulations, offering consulting and employee training. Fasken also said he’s scheduled speaking engagements to offer information to human resource and records management groups as well as service clubs.