SIA Names Lisa Shoemaker and Matthew Starr as 2023 Industry Advocate Award Honorees

The award recognizes SIA member volunteers for extraordinary contributions of professional time, leadership and resources.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Lisa Shoemaker and Matthew Starr as the 2023 recipients of the SIA Industry Advocate Award. Shoemaker and Starr were presented with the award at the association’s Security Leaders Forum in Washington, D.C. earlier this month.

The SIA Industry Advocate Award recognizes SIA member volunteers for their extraordinary contributions of professional time, leadership and resources to position SIA and its members to address public-policy challenges impacting the security industry.

The two 2023 honorees:

Lisa Shoemaker, vice president of corporate relations at IDEMIA North America, has provided extensive guidance to SIA’s advocacy for responsible public policy on biometric technologies, connecting with stakeholders and engaging with state and federal lawmakers and agency officials in support of SIA policy objectives of ensuring effective and beneficial technology implementations. She has also provided key support for SIA’s political work to build productive relationships with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Shoemaker hails originally from Mississippi. In her role, Shoemaker oversees IDEMIA North America’s government relations, communications, corporate social responsibility and international relations departments and serves as the chief spokesperson for IDEMIA’s North America business.

Matthew Starr, director of government affairs, privacy policy at Motorola Solutions, is a dedicated member of the SIA Government Relations Committee and the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board. He has been heavily involved in SIA’s federal and state affairs work, providing expert analysis on key regulations and legislation on data privacy and keeping SIA and its members abreast of emerging policy developments with industrywide impact. Prior to joining Motorola Solutions, Starr gained experience in various technology policy roles, including a with a prominent Virginia law firm and technology trade association. He holds a J.D. from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

“SIA is thrilled to recognize Lisa Shoemaker and Matthew Starr as the 2023 Industry Advocate Award winners – they have provided crucial contributions to SIA’s federal and state affairs, legislative and regulatory programs, says Jake Parker, senior director of government relations at SIA. “We commend Lisa and Matt for their leadership and service and look forward to continuing to collaborate with them on the issues most important to our members and our citizens’ safety.”

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