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.

SIA 2022 Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award, Sean A. Ahrens, Elizabeth Lowe

2022 Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients: Sean A. Ahrens and Elizabeth Lowe

SIA has named Sean A. Ahrens and Elizabeth Lowe as the 2022 recipients of the Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award.

An active member of SIA with over 20 years of industry experience, Sean A. Ahrens leads the security consulting practice at Affiliated Engineers, Inc. Ahrens is an active member of SIA’s Public Safety Working Group and AI, Drones and Robotics Working Group. He has presented on multiple SIA webinars and delivered expert presentations during two of SIA’s Vertical Insights Symposium Series events. He was a significant contributor to SIA’s Good-Better-Best recommended practices resources for the public transportation and health care markets.

Lowe, a former journalist, is the marketing communication director for security manufacturer Cypress Integration Solutions. She shares Cypress’ devotion to SIA’s Open Supervised Device Protocol (OSDP) access control communications standard and participates in SIA’s OSDP Working Group marketing committee. Lowe has been a leading advocate of SIA’s OSDP standard and OSDP Verified, a comprehensive testing program that validates device conformance to SIA OSDP,  and she frequently recommends ideas for elevating the promotion of OSDP.

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Previous Sandy Jones Award Winners

  • 2021: Tracy Larson
  • 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