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 Chair's Award 2024: John Mack, Imperial Capital2024 SIA Chair's Award Recipient: John Mack

SIA has named John E. Mack, III, as the 2024 recipient of the SIA Chair's Award. Mack is the executive vice president, co-head of investment banking and head of mergers and acquisitions at Imperial Capital. He has served two terms on the SIA Board of Directors and one term as treasurer on the Executive Committee. Mack has been a key leader on SIA’s Endowment Fund initiative, which was created in 2023 to serve as a long-term spending policy, derived from SIA investments, that helps to fund new, unbudgeted initiatives that provide value to SIA members, cover operating losses resulting from extraordinary events not anticipated in the budget and return unneeded funds back into SIA reserves to continue to build the endowment, and serves as chair of SIA’s Endowment Committee. He was recognized as SIA’s Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year in 2016 and is a frequent speaker at SIA events, including the Securing New Ground conference.

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Previous Chair's Award Winners

  • 2023: Kim Loy and Brendan McFall
  • 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