George R. Lippert Memorial Award

Recognizing Leadership Among SIA Volunteers

About the George R. Lippert Memorial Award

The George R. Lippert Memorial Award, founded in 1989, is named in honor of George R. Lippert, who dedicated more than 20 years of his life to the security industry and SIA. When evaluating candidates nominated for the award, the SIA Lippert Award Committee considers their long-term service to SIA and the security industry, the impact of their efforts on behalf of SIA and the industry, and their integrity, leadership and diplomacy as demonstrated in industry dealings. The Lippert Award is presented at SIA Honors Night.

Nominations Now Open!

Nominate a leader for the 2022 Lippert Award! Don't delay; nominations are due Friday, Sept. 30.

Lynn De Seve accepting 2021 Lippert award2021 George R. Lippert Memorial Award Recipient: Lynn de Séve

SIA has named Lynn de Séve – founder and president of GSA Schedules, Inc. – as the 2021 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award. In addition to her SIA membership, de Séve is a member of the National Contract Management Association and ASIS International. As a member of SIA, she served on SIA’s Board of Directors for four years and on the SIA Executive Committee for two years as secretary.

de Séve chairs the SIA Procurement Policy Working Group, serves on the steering committee for the SIA Women in Security Forum and is a past member of SIA’s Member Engagement and Experience Committee. In 2006, she received the SIA Industry Advocate Award for her leadership related to public policy challenges impacting the electronic physical security industry, and she was presented with the SIA Chair’s Award in 2016 for her efforts in procurement policy and support for the industry and again in 2019 alongside the rest of the SIA Women in Security Forum steering committee. de Séve has presented at many industry events, training seminars and SIA GovSummit conferences and is a frequent contributing writer for security industry publications.

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Previous Lippert Award Winners

  • 2020: Denis Hébert
  • 2019: Steve Van Till
  • 2018: Pat Comunale
  • 2017: John Stroia
  • 2016: Fredrik Nilsson
  • 2015: Frank De Fina
  • 2014: Gordon Hope
  • 2013: Ray Dean
  • 2012: Bill Bozeman
  • 2011: Steve Roth
  • 2010: Leo Guthart
  • 2009: Alan Forman
  • 2008: Dean Russo
  • 2007: George Fletcher
  • 2006: Allen Fritts
  • 2005: David Avritt
  • 2004: Marc Mineau
  • 2003: Ken Boyda
  • 2002: Joe Hurst
  • 2001: Bill Moody
  • 2000: Bob Cook
  • 1999: Les Gold
  • 1998: Charles Darsch
  • 1997: Craig Leiser
  • 1996: Susan Whitehurst
  • 1995: Ted Nesse
  • 1994: Albert Janigian
  • 1993: Ron Spiller
  • 1992: Lou Fiore
  • 1991: Sandra Jones
  • 1990: Kit Vail
  • 1989: George Lippert (posthumously)