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Security Management Wins Regional and National Awards

05 August 2016

​ASIS International’s flagship publication Security Management​ took home multiple honors in editorial, design, and web at recent regional and national award ceremonies. Overall, the magazine received four APEX awards and eleven Azbees. APEX Awards honor corporate and nonprofit publishers, editors, writers and designers for excellence in print, Web, electronic and social media, while the Azbees, bestowed by the American Society for Business Publication Editors, ​recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters, and digital media — Web​ sites, e-newsletters, digital magazines, and blogs.

"Thes​​e awards are a testament to the ​dedication of the entire Security Management team," said Peter J. ​O’Neil, CEO, ASIS International. "​​Our staff's commitment to excellence and reporting has been widely praised across our profession. We are honored that their work is also broadly recognized by business and association press."

Full list of Security's Management's award-winning cont​ent


There are two major categories: Awards of Excellence and Grand Awards. Awards of Excellence honor superio submissions in various categories. Grand Awards are the top honors given to the best entries drawn from the Awards of Excellence category.

  • Senior Editor Mark Tarallo won one of only eight Grand Awards bestowed nationwide for his September 2015 “News & Trends” piece, “A Growing Nuclear Threat?”​

  • Security Management won an Award of Excellence for a print publication of more than 32 pages for the September 2015 issue.

  • Assistant Editor Lilly Chapa won a feature-writing Award of Excellence for her May 2015 story, “The War on Human Trafficking.”

  • Assistant Editor Holly Stowell won a news writing Award of Excellence for her January 2015 feature, “Beyond the Active Shooter.”


Regional and national awards​.

  • Art Director Tyler Stone won a Regional Gold and National Gold Azbees for the design of the December 2015 feature article “A Threat in the Crowd” and Stone also received a Regional and National Silver Award for the October 2015 front cover illustration of “How to Manage a Merger.”

  • Former Art Director Roy Comiskey won Regional and National Gold Awards for the July front cover illustration “The New Legal Drugs,” as well as a Regional Bronze Award for the July 2015 opening page illustration for “Safety at Sea.”

  • Holly Stowell won a Regional Bronze for her SM podcast “Terrorism and the Planned Parenthood Shooting” and a Regional Bronze for her regular column, “Case Study.”

  • Megan Gates received a National Silver Award for her July 2015 case history “Artful Engagement.”

  • Chief Global Knowledge and Learning Officer Michael A. Gips earned Regional Gold and National Silver awards for his December 2015 feature article, “A Threat in the Crowd.”

  • Lily ​Chapa and Assistant Editor Megan Gates received a Regional Silver Award for “National Security Coverage: Insider Threats, the Food Supply, and Chemical Facilities.” Chapa also won a Regional Silver and National Bronze Award for her regular column, “Homeland Security.”

  • Finally, the editorial team was given an Honorable Mention as Website of the Year for the Security Management website,