Security Industry Association Announces 2018 RISE Scholarship Winners

RISE 2018 Scholarship

Six Young Security Professionals to Be Awarded Funds to Support Their Professional Development Goals

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected six young professionals employed at SIA member companies to receive the 2018 SIA RISE Scholarship, an initiative through SIA’s RISE networking group for young security professionals.

The RISE Scholarship program awards $3,000 to each honoree for use in expanding their knowledge in human resources, information technology, marketing/sales, project management, security engineering and/or risk management. The funds can be used toward completing professional development courses, SIA program offerings and/or other academic or education programs.

“SIA is proud to promote the advancement of young professionals in the security industry through the RISE Scholarship,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “I am impressed by the accomplishments and ambitions of this year’s honorees and look forward to supporting their career development and many successes to come.”

The six winners for the 2018 SIA RISE Scholarship are:

  • Charlotte Alberta, Allegion
  • Kelsey Carnell, Axis Communications
  • Michael Jones, Brivo Systems
  • Antoinette King, Axis Communications
  • Erin Mann, Allegion
  • Bryan Tulshi, Intelligent Security Systems (ISS)

In addition to awarding the RISE Scholarship, SIA RISE’s program, which fosters the careers of young professionals in the security industry, offers fun, in-person networking events held during top trade shows and in major cities across the country, career growth webinars on topics of interest and career tracks at ISC West and East each year. RISE is open to all young security professionals employed at SIA member companies who are under 40 and/or have been in the security for less than two years. Learn more about RISE and sign up to join.

About SIA

SIA ( is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 900 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 collaborating 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.