The Security Industry Association (SIA) selected Kathleen Carroll as the 2020 recipient of the SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award. The award recognizes individuals for excellence in leading SIA committees and advancing member objectives. SIA will present Carroll with the award at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, during ISC West.

Carroll chairs the SIA Data Privacy Advisory Board and is the founder and managing partner of Seven Seas Strategic Communications, a full-service public relations and government affairs firm. With more than 30 years of experience, she has worked with companies in a variety of industries, designing public relations and government affairs programs and strategies to help build business and garner attention and support for clients’ key goals and objectives.

Carroll previously served as vice president of corporate communications for HID Global where she oversaw the development and implementation of public relations and government affairs programs. She has testified before Congress on a range of topics, including the use of secure identification documents in airports, and has testified in several states on the use of secure credentials for physical and logical access control, cyber security, the Internet of Things and privacy.