SIA Chair's Award

Recognizing Leadership in the Association

The SIA Chair's Award is an award presented annually to a SIA member selected by the current chair. The Chair's Award recognizes the member's diligent efforts in furthering the SIA mission and the member's overall commitment to the association's future.

SIA 2023 Chair's Award: Kim Loy, Brendan McFall2023 SIA Chair's Award Recipients: Kim Loy and Brendan McFall

SIA has named Kim Loy and Brendan McFall as the 2023 recipients of the SIA Chair's Award. Kim Loy, a security industry veteran with more than 25 years of senior management experience, has served three terms on the SIA Board of Directors and two terms as a member of the Executive Committee. She was recognized as SIA’s Volunteer of the Year in 2006 and in the inaugural SIA Women Security Forum Power 100 in March 2022, is a past co-chair of SIA’s Access Control and Identity Subcommittee and has been active within SIA’s standards and learning and development activities. She is a strong advocate for SIA’s mission and has been an avid supporter of the association’s cybersecurity programming, the Securing New Ground conference and the efforts of the SIA Women in Security Forum.

McFall, the East Coast operations manager at Northland Controls, served as chair of the SIA RISE community for young security professionals and those new to the security industry in 2018, and he leads RISE’s subcommittee responsible for the annual AcceleRISE conference, presented by RISE and designed for tomorrow’s security leaders. In 2020 he became a board member of the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent, a nonprofit founded by SIA and the Electronic Security Association dedicated to connecting passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in the electronic security and life safety industry. He is also an instructor for SIA’s Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) Review Course.

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Previous Chair's Award Winners

  • 2022: Antoinette King
  • 2021: Craig Sharman
  • 2020: SIA RISE Committee
  • 2019: SIA Women in Security Forum
  • 2018: Richard Brent
  • 2017: Ken Mills
  • 2016: Lynn de Séve
  • 2015: Scott Schafer
  • 2013: Laurie Aaron and Rob Zivney
  • 2012: Jim Gingo and Bill Taylor