These awards, recognizing outstanding SIA volunteer leadership and advancement of women in the security industry, will be presented at the 2022 SIA Honors Night celebration.
SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the 2022 call for nominations for the George R. Lippert Memorial Award and the SIA Progress Award – key awards celebrating outstanding volunteer contributions to SIA and leadership within the security industry. The recipients of this year’s Lippert and Progress Awards will be recognized at the 2022 SIA Honors Night event, taking place Nov. 16 in New York City in conjunction with ISC East.
SIA’s Lippert Award, founded in 1989, is named in honor of George R. Lippert, who dedicated more than 20 years of his life to the security industry and SIA. This honor is presented each year to a distinguished individual for their long-term service to SIA and the security industry, the impact of their efforts on behalf of SIA and the industry and their integrity, leadership and diplomacy as demonstrated in industry dealings.
The SIA Progress Award, presented by the SIA Women in Security Forum, celebrates individuals who are advancing opportunities and paving the way to success for women in the security industry. Each year’s recipient is determined based on their contributions to fostering women in the industry, promotion of women’s professional growth through mentorship and/or sponsorship, recognition and awards for related activities and outstanding professionalism and integrity in the security industry.
“SIA Honors Night is one of the most inspiring events of the year. Together with industry friends and colleagues, we celebrate the extraordinary leadership of security luminaries and thank them for their dedication to furthering this vital industry,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We look forward to recognizing the 2022 Lippert Award and Progress Award honorees for their service to the security industry and to SIA and efforts to create value for our members and experiences that will help our industry to achieve even more.”
SIA Honors Night is a special annual event honoring industry leaders’ contributions to the security industry. The 2022 SIA Honors Night program will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Meta’s offices in New York City in conjunction with ISC East 2022. In addition to recognizing the recipients of the Lippert Award and the Progress Award, the 2022 SIA Honors Night program will include the presentation of the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award, as well as a premier cocktail reception and top-quality networking. This year’s event will benefit the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST), a 501(c)(3) organization created by the Electronic Security Association and SIA to promote careers in the physical security technology industry. FAST is dedicated to connecting passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in the electronic security and life safety industry.
SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,200 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 the premier 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 GovSummit, 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.