Marcus Dunn Named SIA Director of Government Relations

Security Industry Association (SIA)

Marcus Dunn Named SIA Director of Government Relations
Brings experience from Capitol Hill, PR and Government Relations

Alexandria, VA – The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced today the appointment of Marcus Dunn as the association’s Director of Government Relations. Dunn replaces Don Erickson, who was named as SIA’s Chief Executive Officer late last year. Dunn comes to SIA from Susan Davis International, a public relations firm, where he served as a senior account executive.

Dunn’s previous work includes nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, stints as a senior legislative advisor for Patton Boggs, LLP and time as the sole proprietor of legislative consulting firm Capitol Centric, LLC.

An undergraduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver and post-graduate of Lund University in Sweden, Dunn has served as a press secretary for the Colorado State Senate and served six years in the National Guard in Colorado and Virginia.

“Marcus brings a wide variety of experiences to SIA, including work with associations, media, public and government relations,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We are excited to have him on the team and look forward to him leading an increased role for SIA government relations in advancing the best interests of our membership, and the security industry as a whole.”

“As a strong believer in the role of government relations and our system of government, I look forward to putting my experience and knowledge to work for SIA and the industry,” said Dunn.

About the Security Industry Association (SIA)

The Security Industry Association ( is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and fostering collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Expos and Conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground Conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and networking opportunities.