SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award

Recognizing Individuals for Leadership of a SIA Committee

About the SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award

The SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award is presented to the individual who, in his or her leadership of an SIA committee, has demonstrated excellence in leading SIA committees and advancing member objectives. The Committee Chair of the Year Award is presented at The Advance, SIA's annual membership meeting held during ISC West.

Kathleen Carroll2020 SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award Recipient: Kathleen Carroll

SIA has selected Kathleen Carroll as the 2020 recipient of the SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award. Carroll chairs the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board and is the founder and managing partner of Seven Seas Strategic Communications, a full-service public relations and government affairs firm offering strategic planning, writing, media relations and event planning. With more than 30 years of experience, she has worked with companies in diverse industries, designing public relations and government affairs programs and strategies that help build business and garner attention and support for clients’ key goals and objectives. She previously served as vice president of corporate communications for HID Global, overseeing the development and implementation of public relations and government affairs programs. She has testified before Congress on a range of topics, including the use of secure identification documents in airports, and has testified in several states on the use of secure credentials for physical and logical access control, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things and privacy. [View the full announcement.]

Previous Committee Chairs of Year

  • 2019: Chris Grniet
  • 2018: James Marcella
  • 2017: John Steele
  • 2016: Peter Michael
  • 2015: Richard Brent
  • 2013: John Hunepohl
  • 2012: Frank Gastonyi