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 2021 Chair's Award: Craig Sharman, senior director, federal government relations, Johnson Controls2021 SIA Chair's Award Recipient: Craig Sharman

SIA has selected Craig Sharman as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Chair's Award. Craig Sharman – senior director of federal government relations at Johnson Controls – is a longtime member and the current chair of the SIA Government Relations Committee, which advises SIA members regarding legislation, regulations and pending government actions affecting the security industry and makes recommendations for related actions.

Sharman was an early recipient of the SIA Statesman Award and has helped guide SIA in developing and coordinating its advocacy and lobbying activities. In addition to expanding SIA’s contacts and relationships with members of Congress and their staff, he was instrumental in helping SIA launch SecurityPAC, SIA’s political action committee, and in engaging other members to participate in that effort as well as other special projects. Sharman has helped maximize participation from employees at his own company in SIA events and activities and engaged with members to help grow participation in SIA’s government relations committee and working groups. [View the full press release.]

Previous Chair's Award Winners

  • 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