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Marcus Dunn Named SIA Director of Government Relations

Marcus Dunn Named SIA Director of Government Relations
Brings experience from Capitol Hill, PR and Government Relations

January 11, 2012

Rob Traister
Security Industry Association
(703) 647-8585

Alexandria, VA – The Security Industry Association (SIA) announced today the appointment of Marcus Dunn as the association’s Director of Government Relations. Dunn replaces Don Erickson, who was named as SIA’s Chief Executive Officer late last year. Dunn comes to SIA from Susan Davis International, a public relations firm, where he served as a senior account executive.

Dunn’s previous work includes nearly a decade on Capitol Hill, stints as a senior legislative advisor for Patton Boggs, LLP and time as the sole proprietor of legislative consulting firm Capitol Centric, LLC.

An undergraduate of Metropolitan State College of Denver and post-graduate of Lund University in Sweden, Dunn has served as a press secretary for the Colorado State Senate and served six years in the National Guard in Colorado and Virginia.

“Marcus brings a wide variety of experiences to SIA, including work with associations, media, public and government relations,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We are excited to have him on the team and look forward to him leading an increased role for SIA government relations in advancing the best interests of our membership, and the security industry as a whole.”

“As a strong believer in the role of government relations and our system of government, I look forward to putting my experience and knowledge to work for SIA and the industry,” said Dunn.

The Security Industry Association ( is the leading trade group for businesses in the electronic and physical security market. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation on Capitol Hill and throughout the 50 states; producing cutting-edge global market research; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and providing sole sponsorship of the ISC Expos, the world's largest security trade shows and conferences.