Black History Month Spotlight on SIA Staff

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This month, we celebrate SIA’s team members, who help make the association great and serve you, our members.

February is Black History Month, and to celebrate, the Security Industry Association (SIA) is highlighting four members of our team, their valuable contributions to SIA and how they work to serve our membership. Get to know team SIA better here!

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John Coleman, Manager, Member Services

John Coleman has been part of the SIA team since 2018; he previously served as a small business sales manager for ADT Security and had almost 10 years of trade association membership experience for the cable television industry’s trade association. As SIA’s manager of member services, John helps current and prospective SIA member companies and their employees take full advantage of all the benefits of SIA membership.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MBA from Pepperdine University. Outside of work, he loves rooting for all the Colorado sports teams he grew up with – the University of Colorado Buffaloes, as well as the Colorado Rockies, the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche.

“I love working with SIA and its member companies, helping their employees take advantage of all the membership benefits and getting them actively involved with the organization,” said John. “Everyone is such a pleasure to interact with!”

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Byron Haugabook, Digital Marketing & Web Manager

Byron Haugabook started at SIA in 2016, having previously worked for other associations as a web manager and held roles as a public school educator and in credit card services. In his current role, Byron identifies, implements and manages digital solutions that communicate SIA’s mission and objectives, promote the organization and support the increased engagement of our member companies. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Dillard University and a master’s in information assurance from Wilmington University.

Outside of work, Byron enjoys rooting for the Miami Dolphins, Hurricanes and Heat and the Florida Panthers and Marlins. His hobby is website design for small businesses and social groups.

“My favorite part of working at SIA is meeting members at our many events who I have assisted or serviced via email and/or phone,” said Byron.

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DeAndre Thornton, Coordinator of Learning & Development

DeAndre Thornton, who joined the SIA team in 2020, supports the development of security-related training and manages SIA’s training offerings, including the Basics of Security Project Management (SPM), SPM Seminar, Certified Security Project Management (CSPM) Review Course and Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC) Review Course.

Prior to his time at SIA, DeAndre served as an event manager at the National Association of Enrolled Agents and as a guest management coordinator at Special Olympics International. He holds a bachelor’s degree in entertainment business from Full Sail University.

Outside of work, DeAndre enjoys reading comics (and prefers Marvel over DC).

“As SIA’s learning and development coordinator, I have had the opportunity to support the development of security industry-related training by researching current security trends,” said DeAndre. “We are able to provide timely, useful training to security industry professionals, and being able to see the benefits in real time at an ISC event or in one of our trainings has been one of my favorite parts of being on the SIA team.”

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Cameron Walker-Miller, Associate Director of Standards & Technology

Cameron Walker-Miller began his career in media industries with experiences in theater sound design, film and TV post-production and camera and video operation for broadcast and professional sports. Prior to starting at SIA in 2018, he served on the technology team with Columbia University’s public safety department. In his role he leads industry projects that align security technologies with industry best practices, standards and guidelines while supporting the activities of various SIA standards subcommittees. Cameron holds a B.A. in film and media studies from the University of Pittsburgh and a M.A. in instructional technology and media from Columbia University.

In addition to attending Bengals and Pitt football games and sailing on the Chesapeake Bay as often as possible, Cameron is a great consumer of art, immersing himself in its various forms, from gallery exhibits to film, comedy and music to constructing Lego behemoths with his son.

“Working with a diverse group of individuals from the SIA community and gaining insight into their ideas, perspectives and experiences is fantastic,” said Cameron. “The inclusive access to resources and information at SIA helps shape our projects and initiatives in meaningful ways, which I find very rewarding.”