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ASIS International Announces its 2023 ASIS Awards of Excellence Recipients

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Global security leaders recognized for advancing the security profession 

Alexandria, VA (30 August 2023)—ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, today announced the 2023 class of recipients for its annual awards of excellence for organizations and individuals. The annual ASIS Awards of Excellence honor the important work and accomplishments of ASIS members worldwide. They are honored not only for their accomplishments but also for setting standards for the industry to model across the globe. 

"ASIS award recipients model best-in-class behaviors, initiatives and programming throughout the course of the year," said Tim McCreight, 2023 President, ASIS International. "Throughout my tenure as president, I've spoken a lot about the mindset of service before self and ASIS award recipients embody that mindset at the individual and organizational level each day."

ASIS International cordially invites you to join them to celebrate in-person* at GSX on Sunday, 10 September from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center (Hall F) in Dallas, Texas, with light refreshments following or view the awards ceremony via livestream (open to the public) here at that same time and date. 

*This is a ticketed event included in All Access Pass registration; other badge holders and guests may purchase additional tickets via MCI. 

The following is a list of 2023 Award recipients -- 

Individual Awards 

President’s Award of Merit 
Women in Security Community 

Don Walker Memorial CSO Center Security Executive Award 
Harold Wax, CPP, PCI

E.J. Criscuoli, Jr., CPP, Memorial Volunteer Leadership Award 
Khalid A. Buali, CPP

Ralph Day Memorial Security Officer Heroism Award
Christian LaCour - Allied Universal (Posthumous)
Errol Bernard – Blackstone Security Services, Inc. (Honorable Mention) 
Jack McCormick – Securitas Inc. (Honorable Mention) 
Sponsored by: TEAM Software and Brownyard MacLean Specialty Insurance Services/Markel 

Roy N. Bordes, CPP Community Member Award of Excellence
David A. Spector, CPP

Women in Security Global Community Karen Marquez Honors
Vashita Mehra, CPP, PCI, PSP 
Victoria N. Ogbuehi, CPP, PCI  
Lisa M. Oliveri, CPP, PCI 

NextGen of the Year Award 
Meshal Ayed Al Johani, CPP, PCI, PSP


Chapter Awards 

I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year Award 
New Delhi, India 
North Texas 
Buenos Aires, Argentina (Honorable Mention) 
Phoenix (Honorable Mention) 
United Kingdom (Honorable Mention)

Chapter Communications Award
Mexico City 
Nairobi, Kenya 
Lima, Peru (Honorable Mention) 

Outstanding New/Revitalized Chapter Award 

Chapter Community Service Award 
Lima, Peru (Honorable Mention) 


Foundation and Publication Awards 

ASIS Foundation Public Private Partnership in Excellence Grant in honor of Matthew Simeone 
Pembroke Police & Fire (New Hampshire), nominated by the Granite State Chapter

Military Liaison Community Scholarships 
Ranjen Bhatia 
Linda Chebet, PCI 
Vadym Khomiuk 
Nathen Powell 
Dr. Luis Vicente Rodriguez Perez, CPP 
Ajala Segun 
Frank Tetteh-Kumah 
Ryan Timmons 

Law Enforcement Liaison Community Scholarships
Ronald Kesten, PSP 
Sean M. Marschke 

NextGen GSX Experience Scholarship
Meshal Ayed Al Johani, CPP, PCI, PSP
Famous Jegede, APP, CPP
Kikelomo Shodeko

Security Industry Book of the Year 
Code Black: 50 Lessons in Crisis Management for Effective Leadership by Glenn C. Schoen


About ASIS International 

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets. Learn more about the work we do at