A native Georgian, born in Rome, Renee Keener is a thirty year resident of Carrollton, Georgia. She has served as President and Secretary of the Carrollton Dawnbreaker’s Rotary Club and is a proud Paul Harris Fellow. She is a member of the Carroll, Rome, Douglas and Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Renee is a certified member of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and former Co Chairman of the local chapter of the Women’s Business Alliance. She was also elected in April, 2009 for a two year term to the Board of Directors for NAID, the National Association for Information Destruction (www.naidonline.org) and has been re-elected for two more years on the NAID board beginning in 2012. A member of Midway Macedonia Baptist Church, an equestrian in her leisure time, she also enjoys golf and tennis.
American Document Securities, Inc. began on a wing and a prayer. Hit by the recession of 2000, the first company she helped develop was struggling. Armed with the task of finding a diversification for the company, the idea came from an equipment broker in Indiana, who told her of his knowledge of the industry. Research showed her that the records management industry was viable and productive and nine months later, she had purchased a 26 foot box truck equipped with a small shredder inside, and drove it home from Pittsburgh herself!
Today, as owner of American Document Securities, Inc., Renee serves as President and CEO. Officially established on September 11, 2001, her company was born in the midst of the creation of a new era for America – hence the name American Document Securities. In October of 2004, ADS achieved a goal to become a Certified Woman Owned Business. Renee submitted her company to the Georgia Women’s Business Council for the coveted approval and certification process in the Spring of 2004. GWBC awarded her the honor as she met the very critical criteria for certification. The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce chose Renee as their first recipient of the Carroll County Entrepreneur of the Year award in November, 2006. American Document Securities, Inc. is also a proud AAA Certified member of NAID, the National Association for Information Destruction, an international trade association which sets the standards and ethics of its member companies. The company motto is, “Our business is keeping your business, your business” and we all truly believe it!