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ASIS International Honors 2019 Security Leadership and Service

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Alexandria, VA/Chicago IL (September 10, 2019)ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of several leadership and service awards across its membership, chapters, councils, CSO Center and Foundation. Award winners are being honored throughout the week in Chicago during Global Security Exchange (GSX)—the industry’s flagship event uniting cyber, operational, and physical security professionals from across the private and public sectors, allied organizations and partners, and the industry’s leading solution providers for world-class education, networking and business-building opportunities.

“It is with great joy that we celebrate the accomplishments of global security leaders and ASIS chapters for their excellence and achievement,” said Christina Duffey, CPP, 2019 ASIS President. “Each and every day, these honorees go above and beyond the call of duty to make our communities a safer place.”

2019 ASIS award recipients include:

  • President's Award of Merit
    • Bonnie S. Michelman, CPP
    • Nicolas A. Le Saux, CPP
  • Council Awards
    • Women in Security Global Council Karen Marquez Honors Award
      • Sandra M. Lortscher Cowie, CPP
    • Roy N. Bordes, CPP, Council Member Award of Excellence
      • Derk J. Boss, CPP
    • Ralph Day Security Officer Heroism Award
      • Jerry Lindenmuth
    • Young Professionals GSX Experience Award
      • José G. Barone, PSP
      • Victoria Nkemdilim Ogbuehi, CPP, PCI
      • Holly Ross
    • Public-Private Partnership Excellence Grant in honor of Matthew Simeone
      • Hennepin County Sheriff's Office, Minneapolis, MN, Sgt. Dennis Jahnke |Nominated by Christopher Janssen, Minnesota Chapter
    • Military Liaison Council Certification Scholarship
      • Donald Davis
      • Frank Adzasu
      • Jeremiah Hellenbrand
      • Shawn Pratt
    • Law Enforcement Liaison Council Certification Scholarship
      • Eric Sean Clay
      • Russell J. Greene
  • Chapter Awards
    • E.J. Criscuoli, Jr., CPP, Volunteer Leadership Award
      • Robert J. Thinnes
    • I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year
      • Lima, Peru
      • Mexico City
      • Houston
      • San Francisco Bay Area (Honorable Mention)
    • Chapter Community Service Award
      • Cincinnati Tri-State
      • Phoenix
      • Houston
      • Middle Tennessee (Honorable Mention)
      • Cincinnati Tri-State (Honorable Mention)
    • Chapter Website of the Year
      • North Texas
      • Tulsa (Honorable Mention)
      • Western New York (Honorable Mention)
      • Victoria, Australia (Honorable Mention)
      • Buenos Aires, Argentina (Honorable Mention)
      • Mexico City (Honorable Mention)
      • Greater Orlando (Honorable Mention)
      • Boston (Honorable Mention)
      • San Francisco Bay Area (Honorable Mention)
    • Chapter Newsletter of the Year
      • Albany
      • Buenos Aires, Argentina
      • Singapore
      • United Kingdom
      • Mexico City (Honorable Mention)
  • PCB Certification Awards
    • PCB Organizational Award of Merit
      • Tampa Electric Company
    • PCB Regional Award of Achievement
      • David Paul Cribbs, CPP, PSP
      • Charles O. Oloo, CPP
      • Ahamed Mohammed, CPP
      • Jonathan P. Costales, CPP, PCI, PSP
      • Muhammad Iskandar Bin Idris, CPP 
  • CSO Center Award
    • Don Walker Award for Enterprise Security Executive Leadership
      • Joseph Lee Rector, CPP, PCI, PSP
  • ASIS Foundation Awards, Scholarships, and Grants
    • ASIS Foundation Outstanding Corporate Partner
      • Convergint Technologies
    • ASIS Foundation Chapter Philanthropy Award
      • Las Vegas
    • ASIS Foundation 2019 Donor of Distinction
      • Frank Argenbright, Executive Chairman and Founder, SecurAmerica
    • Security Education Grant in Honor of Roy Bordes
      • Paraguay

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About Global Security Exchange (GSX)

Entering its 65th year, Global Security Exchange (formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar & Exhibits) is the world’s most comprehensive event for security professionals worldwide, dedicated to addressing fast-paced changes across the industry with a focus on immersive learning, revitalized networking, and a reimagined exhibit floor. Attendance at GSX directly supports scholarship programs and the development of education, certification, and standards and guideline year-round. ASIS International remains dedicated to expanding and enriching knowledge sharing, best practices, and peer-to-peer connections so security professionals across disciplines—and at all stages of their career—can get access to the information and resources they need to succeed. For more information, visit

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 (formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits)—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