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 2022 Industry Advocate Award: David Ray, Rank One; Joseph Hogan, Johnson Controls

2022 Industry Advocate Award Recipients: Joseph Hogan and David Ray

SIA has named Joseph Hogan, vice president and assistant general counsel, building management systems at Johnson Controls; and David Ray, chief operating officer and general counsel at Rank One Computing, as the 2022 recipients of the of the SIA Industry Advocate Award.

Hogan has extensively supported SIA’s federal and state affairs work and the SIA Government Relations Committee and working groups by providing expert legislative analysis and drafting, offering guidance, formulating SIA input on key federal regulations and representing SIA in visits with policymakers across the nation to strengthen its engagement efforts. Ray has offered essential support to SIA’s advocacy for responsible public policy on biometric technologies by providing key subject matter expertise and technical analysis, connecting with stakeholders and engagement with lawmakers in support of policy objectives ensuring effective and beneficial technology implementations. Hogan and Ray will be recognized at an award ceremony during the 2022 SIA GovSummit.

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Previous SIA Industry Advocate Award Recipients

  • 2021: Gabrielle Shea
  • 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