SIA Honors Night to Fete ‘Performance, Partnerships and People’

Hosted by the Security Industry Association during ISC East, the affair includes the bestowing of the Lippert Award, Jay Hauhn Award and SIA Insightful Practitioner Award.

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association will host its “SIA Honors Night: Celebrating Performance, Partnerships and People in the Security Industry” in conjunction with ISC East on Nov. 19 in New York City.

During the event, Gordon Hope, general manager for AlarmNet at Honeywell, will receive the George R. Lippert Memorial Award in a ceremony at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, from 6:30-10:30 p.m., where attendees also will take part in a dinner to celebrate the occasion.

Hope, who was inducted into the SSI Industry Hall of Fame in April, is being honored for his contributions to SIA and the security industry. Raymond Dean, President of Security Oversight Group (and recipient of last year’s award), will present the award to him.

The association will also introduce two new awards at SIA Honors Night.

SIA will honor two of its members for their contributions to increasing collaboration between SIA and vertical market organizations with the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award. Mike Howard, CSO of Microsoft, will be honored for his work during the last two years forging a collaborative relationship between SIA and the International Security Management Association (ISMA), a global end-user organization. Tom Cellucci, founder, chairman and CEO of Cellucci Associates, will also be honored for his efforts in building a relationship between SIA and the County Executives of America, as well as collaboration between SIA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate.

SIA also will present the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award, which is presented to a security practitioner who demonstrates leadership and excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions through education, advocacy and teamwork. This year’s recipient is Evelyn Meserve, former executive director of the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS).

Comedian Paul Mecurio will serve as Master of Ceremonies for SIA Honors Night. Mecurio is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winner for his work on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has appeared in his own Comedy Central Special, starred in his own series on HBO, appeared on dozens of television programs.

A portion of the proceeds of SIA Honors Night benefits the Mission 500 nonprofit organization, which is organizing the security industry to sponsor 1,000 children in need, providing access to life-changing basics like food, clean water, healthcare and education.

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