The Security Industry Association, Silver Spring, Md., will recognize the outstanding contributions of four of its members to the security industry with the Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award in an awards ceremony at ISC West, Las Vegas, on April 14, 2015. The Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award is named in honor of Sandra Jones, principal of Sandra Jones and Company, a prolific SIA volunteer and co-founder of the executive conference Securing New Ground®.

The honorees will be recognized at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, scheduled to take place on-site at ISC West and produced by ISC Events. The four recipients of the 2014 Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award include:

  • Frank De Fina, executive vice president at SightLogix, for spearheading development of a two-year associate degree program in security in partnership with Mercer County Community College, West Windsor Township, N.J.
  • Jim Crumbley, owner of Risk Response Team Inc., for shaping K-12 security best practices as vice chair of the SIA Partner Alliance for Safer Schools coalition.
  • Frank Gasztonyi, chief technology officer of Mercury Security Corp., for leadership in technical standards development, particularly the Open Supervised Device Protocol.
  • Rodger Schmidt, product trainer, ASSA ABLOY, for development of online and instructor-led security project management courses and curriculum.

SIA board of directors chairman John Stroia will present recipients with the award, along with the winner of the SIA Chairman’s Award and SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, held during ISC West at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas.  (Find out more and register at  The Advance is co-located with ISC West, and individuals can register to attend the ISC West exhibit hall at no cost, courtesy of SIA at