SIA 2022 Lippert Award: Scott Schafer, SMS Advisors
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Security Industry Association Names Scott Schafer as 2022 George R. Lippert Memorial Award Winner

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The past SIA board chair and longtime association member will be recognized for his dedicated security industry service and leadership at the 2022 SIA Honors Night. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Scott Schafer as the 2022 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award, an honor presented annually to a distinguished individual…

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SIA 2022 Progress Award: Kasia Hanson, Intel
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Security Industry Association Names Kasia Hanson as 2022 SIA Progress Award Honoree

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Hanson will be recognized for her leadership, allyship and mentorship in advancing women while fostering diversity, inclusion, equity, innovation and leadership in the security industry at the 2022 SIA Honors Night. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Kasia Hanson, global director – video, safety and security – Network and Edge Group at…

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SIA: Recognize Outstanding SIA Industry Leaders. Nominations for Lippert and Progress Awards now open!
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Security Industry Association Opens Nominations for 2022 Lippert and Progress Awards

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These awards, recognizing outstanding SIA volunteer leadership and advancement of women in the security industry, will be presented at the 2022 SIA Honors Night celebration. SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has opened the 2022 call for nominations for the  George R. Lippert Memorial Award and the SIA Progress Award – key…

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Diane Stephens accepting her award alongside SIA Women in Biometrics Awards presenters Benji Hutchinson and Cathy Tilton

2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards Profile: Diane Stephens

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2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards winner Diane Stephens is a biometrics standards coordinator at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Stephens, who has worked in biometrics close to 20 years, entered the field relatively unfamiliar with biometrics technology when she joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) United States Visitor and…

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Amanda Conley accepting her award at SIA GovSummit, alongside SIA Women in Biometrics Awards presenters Cathy Tilton and Benji Hutchinson

2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards Profile: Amanda Conley

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2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards winner Amanda Conley is the Human Capital Branch chief within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) – formerly known as the U.S. Visitor and Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program. In her role with OBIM, Conley focuses on providing and enabling biometric and…

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Gena Alexa accepting her award at the SIA GovSummit

2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards Profile: Gena Alexa

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2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards winner Gena Alexa is the CEO of Dignari, LLC, which she founded in 2013 to provide program strategy, human-centered design, emerging technology and data analytics services to the federal government. Alexa, who has held key technical and management roles in the delivery of strategic government biometrics programs for more…

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SIA 2022 Women in Biometrics Award Winners: Gena Alexa, CEO and Founder, Dignari; Amanda Conley, Chief, Human Capital Branch, Office of Biometric Identity Management, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Delia McGarry, Senior Director, U.S. Department of State, IDEMIA National Security Solutions; Diane Stephens, Biometric Standards Coordinator, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Bobby Varma, Co-Founder and CEO, Princeton Identity
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Security Industry Association Announces Winners for the 2022 Women in Biometrics Awards

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Gena Alexa, Amanda Conley, Delia McGarry, Diane Stephens and Bobby Varma will be honored for their leadership and contributions in biometrics and security at the 2022 SIA GovSummit.     SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named five female biometrics leaders as recipients of the 2022 SIA Women in Biometrics Awards, a globally recognized program…

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