SIA Announces 2023 George R. Lippert Memorial and Progress Award Winners

Honorees Dan Moceri and Martha Entwistle will be celebrated during SIA Honors Night Nov. 15 at ISC East in New York City.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Convergint co-founder and executive chairman Don Moceri as the 2023 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award and Martha Entwistle, senior manager of Eagle Eye Networks, as the 2023 SIA Progress Award winner.

Moceri and Entwistle will be recognized with their awards on Wednesday, Nov. 15, during the 2023 SIA Honors Night reception during ISC East in New York City.

The George R. Lippert Memorial Award is presented annually “to a distinguished individual for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and to SIA,” according to the association announcement.

Moceri, a longtime SIA member and former SIA Board of Directors and Executive Committee member, started Convergint, a global systems integrator with a workforce of nearly 10,000 colleagues spread across more than 200 offices worldwide.

He is also a partner in Moceri + Roszak, a Chicago-based real estate developer.

Moceri is no longer on the SIA board, but he “supports and encourages others at his company to participate in a variety of SIA activities and initiatives, including the Security Industry Compensation Study, the SIA Women in Security Forum, the Securing New Ground conference and SIA’s training programs,” the announcement says.

He has also been “highly engaged in industry workforce development efforts,” according to the SIA announcement.

Lippert Memorial

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More About the 2023 SIA Award Winners

The SIA Progress Award is presented annually by SIA’s Women in Security Forum (WISF) to celebrate “individuals who pave the way to success for women in the security industry,” the association announcement says.

Entwistle leads global communications and public relations strategy and execution for Eagle Eye Networks. She has worked in the security industry since 2005, first as a business journalist and more recently as a strategic communications and media relations professional for global security companies.

She was named to the 2022 SIA Women in Security Forum Power 100 and she was honored in 2013 by the Women’s Security Council as a Woman of the Year. She serves on the SIA WISF Steering Committee and is chair of the WISF Scholarship Committee.

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