SIA Insightful Practitioner Award
Recognizing Excellence in Promoting the Implementation of Innovative Security Solutions
About the Insightful Practitioner Award
The Insightful Practitioner Award is presented to a security practitioner who demonstrates leadership and excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions through education, advocacy and teamwork with the security industry and other stakeholders. The SIA Insightful Practitioner Award is presented at SIA Honors Night. Nominations information is accepted annually August and September.
2018 SIA Insightful Practitioner Award Recipient: Guy Grace, Littleton Public Schools
Guy M. Grace, Jr. – the 2018 recipient of the Insightful Practitioner Award – chairs the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) Steering Committee and serves as director of security and emergency planning for Littleton Public Schools (LPS) in the Denver suburb of Littleton, Colorado.The award will be presented to Comunale during SIA Honors Night on Wednesday, Nov. 14, in New York City. [See the official press release.]
Grace began providing district services to LPS in 1990 and was soon promoted to patrolman, then lead officer and security facilitator before assuming his current role. He has created and assisted with developing many security-related projects, protocols and practices used today in school safety for both LPS and other school districts.
Grace is a recipient of many national and security industry awards, a regular speaker at school safety trade conferences and a frequent security commentator for various trade magazines and media outlets. In addition to chairing PASS’ Steering Committee, he has partnered with SIA on press releases and blog posts on school security and spoke at ISC West 2017 about how LPS have created a comprehensive physical security information management system across 28 buildings for more than 15,000 students and staff.
Previous Insightful Practitioner Award Winners
- 2017: Dave McGowan
- 2016: Dr. Lou Marciani
- 2015: Ray O’Hara
- 2014: Evelyn Meserve