Security Industry Association Announces Inaugural 25 on the RISE Honorees

New SIA award program with FAST and Brivo recognizes 25 new and emerging security leaders for their impact in advancing the industry.

SILVER SPRING, Md. –  The Security Industry Association (SIA) has revealed the honoree list for the first-ever 25 on the RISE Awards– a program presented by SIA’s RISE community for emerging security leaders together with Brivo and the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST).

This new initiative “honors 25 security leaders of today and tomorrow for their impactful contributions to advancing the security industry,” according to the association announcement. The 2023 awardees will be honored during a ceremony at Securing New Ground (SNG), scheduled Oct. 17-18 in New York City.

SIA 25 on the RISE Awards nominations were open to security industry professionals who are under 40 or who have less than two years of experience in the industry.

This year’s 25 on the RISE honorees, recognized across six award categories, are:


Awarded to individuals who demonstrate thought leadership surrounding new technology and reimagine traditional approaches to strategic management

  • Amit Moran, chief technology officer and co-founder, Indoor Robotics
  • Constantine Tremouliaris, integrated solutions specialist, ASSA ABLOY


Awarded to individuals who are committed to elevating diversity, equity and inclusion and/or corporate social responsibility by creating impactful change within the security industry

  • Tatiana Abramek, senior sales executive, National Monitoring Center
  • Kiara Bell, lead, information security and compliance, Arcules
  • Vicky Dinger, director of human resources, Preferred Technologies, LLC
  • Alexis Feller, early career and internship program manager, IDEMIA North America
  • Cadisha Miceli, senior security coordinator, City of Toronto, Canada


Awarded to individuals who have made significant progress towards developing, implementing and streamlining business-related programs to create a competitive advantage and achieve success

  • Alex Czoschke, learning and development manager, Arcules
  • Stephanie Latimer, marketing manager, ADT Commercial
  • Brianna Ramos, director of integrated marketing and communications, Compass
  • Matthew Scharnett, customer success manager, Northland Controls
  • Jill Woltkamp, partner marketing manager, Genetec


Awarded to individuals who excel in content creation and authentic personal branding to build a unique value proposition and gain influence for themselves and/or their companies

  • Robert Brent, senior director of customer success, Netwatch North America
  • Lauren King, development rotational professional, human resources, dormakaba Americas
  • Sara Schonfeld, vice president of marketing, HiveWatch
  • KeShia Thomas, brand and solutions manager, Allegion


Awarded to individuals actively and physically in the field who are going above and beyond to provide customer service/installation in the security industry

  • Ruben Cuevas, lead technician, Preferred Technologies, LLC
  • Myke Thompson, senior executive cloud midmarket sales manager, Arcules


Awarded to individuals in management who possess outstanding leadership qualities and set an example for others to follow

  • Candice Aragon, vice president of marketing and education, PSA Network
  • Beth Burnsed, senior manager, communication and marketing programs, Genetec
  • Ryan Leithead, senior sales manager, solutions and service, Siemens
  • Lindsay Martin-Nez, CEO, BadgePass
  • Steven McCory, director of operations and project management, Grid Squared Systems
  • Angela Osborne, associate vice president, risk and emergency management solutions, Guidepost Solutions
  • Tiffany Renz, director of sales, HID

“The entire SIA community is inspired by the individuals selected as the inaugural 25 on the RISE class of 2023,” says SIA CEO Don Erickson in the association announcement. It is truly a special moment to be joined by Brivo and the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent in celebrating these accomplished and emerging leaders for their outstanding contributions to our industry.

“These honorees are propelling diversity, impact and innovation, fostering growth and delivering excellent customer service within their organizations, in their communities and throughout the security industry, and we look forward to recognizing them at SNG 2023,” he says.

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