Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award
Recognizing SIA Volunteers for Expanding SIA’s programs and Services
About the Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award
The Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award is named in honor of Sandra Jones, principal of Sandra Jones and Company, a prolific SIA volunteer and co-founder of the executive conference Securing New Ground. The award is presented on an annual basis to an SIA volunteer who has made tireless efforts to expand SIA's programs and services. The Sandy Jones Award is presented at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, during ISC West.
2021 Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award Recipient: Tracy Larson
SIA has selected Tracy Larson as the 2021 recipient of the Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award. Larson is president and a founding partner of WeSuite, LLC. A security industry veteran, Larson has served in leadership roles throughout her career at Computer Associates; ITG Larson, Inc.; Antar-Com, Inc.; and Diebold Electronic Security Systems. She is a graduate of Cornell University, a recognized speaker at many industry events and a member of the Mission 500 Executive Board.
Larson is a longtime member of the SIA Education and Training Committee and an instructor for SIA’s Security Project Management (SPM) training seminars. In 2020, she devoted significant time and effort to helping SIA update the SPM Common Body of Knowledge and developing a new review course for SIA’s Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) certification program. She has shared her expertise and insights as a presenter at multiple SIA Education@ISC conferences, supported AcceleRISE 2020 by involving WeSuite as an event sponsor and participated as a subject matter expert in SIA’s Security Sales Microlearning Series. She is also a member of SIA’s Women in Security Forum and most recently has become a mentor in SIA’s Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME) mentorship program for young security industry professionals.
Previous Sandy Jones Award Winners
- 2020: Janet Fenner
- 2019: Mark McCourt
- 2018: Ted Curtin and Joel Schwartz
- 2017: Doug Haines
- 2016: John Mack
- 2015: Frank De Fina, Jim Crumbley, Frank Gasztonyi and Rodger Schmidt
- 2013: Steve Van Till
- 2012: Scott Schafer