Industry Advocate Award

Recognizing Leadership in Public Policy

About the Industry Advocate Award

SIA's Industry Advocate Award, formerly the SIA Statesman Award, is presented to individuals making an extraordinary contribution of professional time, leadership and resources to position SIA and its members to address public policies impacting the security industry. This award is presented annually at SIA GovSummit, SIA's annual public policy and government security technology conference.

SIA 2021 Industry Advocate Award: Gabrielle Shea, Public Policy Manager, Government Relations and Public Policy, NEC Corporation of America

2021 Industry Advocate Award Recipient: Gabrielle Shea

SIA has named Gabrielle Shea – public policy manager, government relations and public policy at NEC Corporation of America – as the 2021 recipient of the SIA Industry Advocate Award.

Throughout 2020 and 2021, Shea has supported SIA’s government relations efforts to advocate for responsible biometrics technology policy, including assisting with legislative analysis and drafting, contributing to SIA’s state government affairs initiatives and helping to represent SIA in meetings with legislators in state capitals across the United States. She will be presented with the award on Sept. 21 at Part 3 of the 2021 SIA GovSummit.

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Previous SIA Industry Advocate Award Recipients

  • 2019: Wayne Esser and Dhira Gregory
  • 2018: Rob Reiter
  • 2017: Teresa Wu and Holly Borgmann
  • 2016: Anthony Incorvati
  • 2015: Paul Shomburg
  • 2014: Shene Commodore and John Convy
  • 2013: Libby Elliott
  • 2012: Craig Sharman
  • 2011: John Romanowich
  • 2009: Jay Hauhn
  • 2008: Scott Boylan, Roger Roehr and Rob Zivney
  • 2007: Kathleen Carroll
  • 2006: Lynn de Seve and Jim Gingo