Enjoy an evening of high-powered networking in a social setting at the 2014 SIA Honors Night, to be held on Nov. 19, 2014, at
The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception from 6:30-8 p.m., followed by dinner and presentation of the awards from 8- 10:30 p.m.
The 2014 SIA Honors Night is an opportunity to share a festive evening and honor the achievements and contributions of security industry leaders.
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Gordon Hope, General Manager for Honeywell's AlarmNet, has been named the 2014 recipient of the
George R. Lippert Memorial Award. The award, which was first presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA) in 1989, recognizes outstanding contributions to SIA and the security industry. Hope was chosen to receive the award by a unanimous vote of former winners.
Gordon Hope, 2014 Lippert Award Recipient
Hope, who celebrates 25 years with Honeywell this year, joined the company in 1989 when it was Ademco. He began in marketing, with responsibilities including the control panel family. Over time, he added responsibilities, ultimately becoming Director of Marketing and then Vice President of Marketing in 2006. As he rose through the ranks of Honeywell, he also served as SIA Chairman from 2009-2011.
Currently, Hope manages the AlarmNet Communications business within Honeywell, which consists of the communications network supporting cellular wireless alarms, Internet communications and recently the lifestyle-enhanced suite of services dubbed Total Connect (which includes IP Video).
SIA also will present the
Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award at SIA Honors Night. SIA will honor two of its members for their contributions to increasing collaboration between SIA and vertical market organizations—Mike Howard, Chief Security Officer of Microsoft, and
Tom Cellucci, Chairman and CEO of Cellucci Associates.
Howard has spent considerable time and energy over the past two years forging a collaborative relationship between SIA and the International Security Management Association (ISMA), one of the most prestigious end-user organizations in the world.
Meanwhile, Cellucci dedicated time to building a relationship between SIA and the County Executives of America. He also worked behind the scenes to encourage collaboration between SIA and the U.S Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate.
This year also marks the first time SIA will award 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 with the industry and other stakeholders. We are proud to present this award to Evelyn Meserve, former executive director of the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS).
Your emcee for the night will be Paul Mecurio. Paul 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 and appeared on dozens of television programs. While working on Wall Street, he was honing a second career writing and performing comedy and was hired by Jay Leno to write jokes for
The Tonight Show. With Leno's encouragement, Paul left Wall Street in 1995 and started his career as a stand-up comedian.