On the evening of Wednesday, November 19, the Security Industry Association (SIA) will host SIA Honors Night: Celebrating Performance, Partnerships and People in the Security Industry in conjunction with ISC East. During SIA Honors Night, Gordon Hope, general manager for AlarmNet at Honeywell, will receive the George R. Lippert Memorial Award in an awards ceremony at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.
Hope will receive the Lippert Award for his outstanding contributions to SIA and the security industry. The award will be presented by Raymond Dean, president of Security Oversight Group (and recipient of last year’s award).
SIA will honor two of its members, Mike Howard and Tom Cellucci, for their contributions to increasing collaboration between SIA and vertical market organizations with the Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award.
Howard, chief security officer of Microsoft, has spent considerable time and energy over the past two years forging a collaborative relationship between SIA and the International Security Management Association (ISMA), one of the most prestigious end-user organizations in the world.
Cellucci, founder, chairman and CEO of Cellucci Associates, dedicated time to building a relationship between SIA and the County Executives of America as well as collaboration between SIA and the U.S Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate.
SIA also will present the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award, which is presented to a security practitioner who demonstrates leadership and excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions through education, advocacy and teamwork, to Evelyn Meserve, former executive director of the International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS).
The evening’s master of ceremonies is comedian Paul Mecurio. The Emmy and Peabody Award-winner is known for his work on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart; he also performed in his own Comedy Central Special, starred in his own series on HBO, and appeared on dozens of television programs.
A portion of the proceeds of SIA Honors Night benefits the Mission 500 nonprofit organization, which is organizing the security industry to sponsor 1,000 children in need, providing access to life-changing basics like food, clean water, healthcare and education.