The Security Industry Association (SIA), Washington, honored Libby Elliott, director of government affairs (homeland security) for United Technologies, with the Statesman Award.

The award, which recognizes exceptional volunteer contributions to SIA’s government relations efforts, was given to Elliott for her work on issues such as improving school security and addressing the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning, as well as her success in raising the profile and stature of SIA on Capitol Hill.

“Working with the SIA Government Relations team and the other D.C.-based representatives for peer security industry companies has afforded me a unique opportunity to advocate on public safety issues from the private sector perspective,” Elliott said.

 SIA’s chief executive officer Don Erickson praised Elliott’s work on security and life safety issues. “Her commitment and energy have produced positive results not just for the association, but for the entire security industry,” Erickson said.