Security Industry Association Names Lisa Shoemaker and Matthew Starr as 2023 SIA Industry Advocate Award Honorees

SIA 2023 Industry Advocate Award: Lisa Shoemaker, Matthew Starr

Shoemaker and Starr were honored for their leadership and support of SIA’s government relations initiatives at the 2023 SIA Security Leaders Forum.

SILVER SPRING, Md. –  The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Lisa Shoemaker and Matthew Starr as the 2023 recipients of the SIA Industry Advocate Award. Shoemaker and Starr were presented with the award on March 7, 2023, at SIA’s 2023 Security Leaders Forum in Washington, D.C.

The SIA Industry Advocate Award recognizes SIA member volunteers for their extraordinary contributions of professional time, leadership and resources to position SIA and its members to address the public policy challenges impacting the security industry.

Lisa Shoemaker receiving award
Lisa Shoemaker (left) accepting her award with SIA’s Jake Parker (right)

Lisa Shoemaker, vice president of corporate relations at IDEMIA North America, has provided extensive guidance to SIA’s advocacy for responsible public policy on biometric technologies, connecting with stakeholders and engaging with state and federal lawmakers and agency officials in support of SIA policy objectives of ensuring effective and beneficial technology implementations. She has also provided key support for SIA’s political work to build productive relationships with lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Shoemaker hails originally from Mississippi. In her role, Shoemaker oversees IDEMIA North America’s government relations, communications, corporate social responsibility and international relations departments and serves as the chief spokesperson for IDEMIA’s North America business.

Matthew Starr receiving award
Matthew Starr (left) accepting his award with SIA’s Jake Parker (right)

Matthew Starr, director of government affairs, privacy policy at Motorola Solutions, is a dedicated member of the SIA Government Relations Committee and the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board who has been heavily involved in SIA’s federal and state affairs work, providing expert analysis on key regulations and legislation on data privacy and keeping SIA and its members abreast of emerging policy developments with industrywide impact. Prior to joining Motorola Solutions, Starr gained experience in various technology policy roles, including a with a prominent Virginia law firm and technology trade association. He holds a J.D. from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

“SIA is thrilled to recognize Lisa Shoemaker and Matthew Starr as the 2023 Industry Advocate Award winners – they have provided crucial contributions to SIA’s federal and state affairs, legislative and regulatory programs, said Jake Parker, senior director of government relations at SIA. “We commend Lisa and Matt for their leadership and service and look forward to continuing to collaborate with them on the issues most important to our members and our citizens’ safety.”

The 2023 Security Leaders Forum was held March 7-8 in Washington, D.C. On March 7, attendees enjoyed a welcome reception and security leaders dinner featuring opening remarks from SIA Board of Directors Chair James Rothstein; presentations from guest speakers Neil Bradley, executive vice president, chief policy officer and head of strategic advocacy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and Kevin McAleenan, CEO of Pangiam and former acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and the presentation of the SIA Industry Advocate Awards. On March 8, attendees enjoyed a security leaders policy breakfast sponsored in part by Allegion, Amazon and Johnson Controls and featuring remarks from congressional speakers Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee; Brannon Rains, majority staff member, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Innovation, Data and Commerce; Steven Giaier, senior policy advisor and counsel to Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy; Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Utah), member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce; Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), chair of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee; Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-N.Y.), chair of the House Subcommittee on Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection; Rep. David Joyce (R-Ohio), chair of the House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Homeland Security; and Robert Boland, chief of staff for the House Majority Whip. Attendees then participated in congressional office visits and ended the day with a security leaders reception featuring remarks from special guests Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, and Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-Fla.), member of the House Oversight Committee. Learn more about SIA’s advocacy efforts here.

About the Security Industry Association

SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,300 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.