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.

2019 SIA Insightful Practitioner Award Recipient: George W. Anderson

George AndersonGeorge Anderson – the 2019 recipient of the Insightful Practitioner Award – serves as the director of World Trade Center security for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Anderson retired from the New York Police Department (NYPD) in 2011 after 30 years of service and is chair of the Private Sector Liaison Committee for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. SIA will present the award to Anderson during SIA Honors Night on Wednesday, Nov. 20, in New York City. [See the official press release.]

During his career with the NYPD, Anderson rose to the position of assistant chief in the department’s Patrol Services Bureau, spent five years overseeing the Police Academy and also served as executive officer of the department’s Personnel Bureau. Before assuming his current role in 2015, he served as vice president of operations – Manhattan for AlliedBarton Security Services, the largest private security services company in North America.

Previous Insightful Practitioner Award Winners

  • 2018: Guy M. Grace, Jr.
  • 2017: Dave McGowan
  • 2016: Dr. Lou Marciani
  • 2015: Ray O’Hara
  • 2014: Evelyn Meserve