SIA Welcomes New Chairman, Announces Executive Committee and New Board Members

SIA Chairman Scott Schafer at The Advance 2018

Scott Schafer ratified as SIA Chairman for 2018-2020; 5 new members join Board of Directors.

Las Vegas, Nevada (April 10, 2018) – The Security Industry Association (SIA) welcomed a new Chairman and new Directors to the SIA Board of Directors during ISC West 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Scott Schafer, SIA Chairman of the Board of Directors

Scott Schafer, SIA Chairman of the Board of Directors

The SIA Board of Directors ratified the selection of Scott Schafer, Principal at SMS Advisors LLC, as SIA Chairman of the Board during an organizational meeting of the Board held at ISC West.

“I thank the Security Industry Association for entrusting me with the responsibilities of SIA Chairman of the Board,” said Schafer. “As a longtime member of SIA, I understand the value the association has delivered to its members the importance of driving even more value though great execution of our strategic plan going forward.  I would like to thank Denis Hebert for his many contributions to SIA during his term as chairman.  We look forward to his future engagement with the SIA board.”

Following the ratification, the SIA executive committee for 2018 now includes:

  • Chairman: Scott Schafer, SMS Advisors
  • Vice Chairman: Dan Moceri, Convergint Technologies
  • Treasurer: Rich Cillessen, Siemens Industry
  • Secretary: Pierre Trapanese, Northland Controls
  • Immediate Past Chairman: Denis Hebert, Feenics

The SIA membership ratified new voting members of Board of Directors (listed alphabetically by last name):

  • Scott Dunn, Senior Director, Business Development Solutions & Services, Axis Communications
  • Janet Fenner, Director, Business Development, Dahua Technology
  • Mike Foynes, Senior Director, Global Security, Microsoft Corporation
  • John E. Mack III, Executive Vice President, Co-Head of Investment Banking, Imperial Capital, LLC
  • Tom Nakatani, Vice President, IT, Customer Monitoring Technology, ADT

The full list of SIA board members is available at The Chairman and Directors of the SIA Board serve two-year terms.

“SIA members will continue to be well represented through an impressive set of directors who are well respected within the global security industry,” said SIA Chairman Schafer. “Collectively, these leaders will help SIA navigate through emerging opportunities and challenges while ensuring that the association’s programs and events are achieving their full potential for all of our members.”

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 850 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.