The 2017 Statesman Awards, presented at SIA GovSummit, represent outstanding contributions to advocating for the security industry before government decision makers.
Silver Spring, Md. — The Security Industry Association (SIA) will honor two of its members with the SIA Statesman Award during a dinner event at SIA GovSummit on June 28, 2017, SIA announced today.
Established in 2006, the Statesman Award is an annual award presented by SIA to an individual (or individuals) who makes an extraordinary contribution of professional time, leadership and resources to position SIA to address the public policy challenges impacting the security industry.
This year’s recipients:
- Teresa Wu, Senior Director of Strategic Marketing and Government Relations, Oberthur Technologies-Morpho, for her pivotal role in SIA’s advocacy supporting the effective and appropriate use of biometrics technology at the federal and state levels.
- Holly Borgmann, Head of Government Affairs, ADT, for her vigilant efforts in fostering pro-industry policies as a member of the SIA State and Local Policy Working Group. Borgmann also serves as the inaugural vice chair of the SecurityPAC Board of Trustees.
“Both Teresa and Holly are determined advocates for the industry who have made significant contributions to guiding SIA’s efforts at both the federal and state levels through foresight, leadership, thoughtful analysis and collaborative spirit,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “I congratulate them on their accomplishments on behalf of the security industry, and I look forward to future advocacy efforts with strong members like MorphoTrak and ADT.”
At the SIA Policy Leadership Awards Dinner on the first day of the SIA GovSummit at The Liaison Capitol Hill on June 28, SIA will recognize Wu and Borgmann for their contributions. The dinner is open only to registered attendees of the SIA GovSummit, which occurs June 28-29, 2017, at The Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Registration for the SIA GovSummit is open at https://www.securityindustry.org/summit.
For more information on the SIA GovSummit, contact Joe Hoellerer, SIA manager of government relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-804-4714.
About the Security Industry Association (SIA)
The Security Industry Association (SIA) (www.securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 750 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. 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 collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA Government Summit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers and Securing New Ground®, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.