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Exceptional ASIS Members Honored at Luncheon

?The bright lights and distinguished leaders of security were honored at Monday's Networking Luncheon, with a range of awards presented to exceptional ASIS International members and industry innovations.�

ASIS President Dave N. Tyson, CPP, presided over the event, and said that his year-long stint as president had shown him that the organization was strong on all levels, from volunteer leaders to specialized professional groups.

"While traveling and hosting events in locations such as Germany, Mexico, and Dubai, I have been impressed with the dedication of our volunteer leadership, the efforts at the chapter level, our councils, and our Women in Security and Young Professionals groups. Today, I celebrate not only our 60 years, but also our exciting future," Tyson said.

At the event, Tyson recognized roughly 20 past presidents of ASIS, who were sitting at the head table at the luncheon. Their consecutive tenures represented decades of leadership. The past presidents who were recognized included Steven Chupa, CPP, 2007; Cynthia Conlon, CPP, 1999; Daniel Consalvo, CPP, 2005; Geoffrey Craighead, CPP, 2013; Michael Cummings, CPP, 2009; Eduard Emde, CPP, 2012; F. Mark Geraci, CPP, 1998;� Raymond Humphrey, CPP, 2000; Daniel Kropp, CPP, 2003; John Mallon, CPP, 1995; Bonnie Michelman, CPP, 2001; Steven Millwee, CPP, 2002; Milton Moritz, CPP, 1986; Raymond O'Hara, CPP, 2011; Shirley Pierini, CPP, PCI, 2004; Jeff Spivey, CPP, PSP, 2006; Don Walker, CPP, 1978.

Walker than presented his namesake honor, the Don Walker Award for Enterprise Security Executive Leadership, to Allan Wick, CPP, PCI, PSP. In addition, five members received the ASIS 2015 President's Award of Merit. They were Phillip Banks, CPP; Dr. Ona Ekhomu, CPP; Lawrence Fennelly; James Princehorn, CPP; and Charles Sennewald, CPP. Sennewald could not attend, so Frank Pisciotta accepted the award for him.

Banks received his award for his superior service with the ASIS Physical Security Council and International Members Committee, and for his efforts in recruiting new ASIS members from outside the United States. Ekhomu has been an active long-term ASIS member in Nigeria, where he has helped encourage and increase membership.

Fennelly has mentored ASIS members to become authors, especially women and young professionals, and has led the Security Book of the Year Award Committee. Princehorn has headed the ASIS Awards Committee for more than a decade, and has helped create its policies and procedures. Sennewald has been a prolific writer and a presenter at many ASIS events, and his book Security Consulting is now in its fourth edition.

Tyson also recognized the winners of the 2015 Accolades Awards, which recognize the security industry's most advanced and creative products, services, and solutions. Of all the honorees, the Judge's Choice Award went to Amika Mobile Corporation (Booth #3901), for AMS Platform for Enterprise Security with the Internet of Things.

Other Accolades winners included ASSA ABLOY (Booth #2815), for EcoFlex Electrified Mortise Lock Platform with High Security Monitoring; HES, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand (Booth #2815), for HES KS200 Server Cabinet Lock; MicroPower Technologies (Booth #3273), for MicroPower Technologies SOLVEIL HD; NICE Systems, Booth #601, for NICE Object Origin; Quantum Technology Sciences (Booth #4147), for Quantum QA-100 SADAR; SpotterRF LLC, (Booth #1773), for CK2 Spotter Radar; SRI International (Booth #757) for Iris Biometrics-Embedded Enterprise Operational Terminal; SRI International (Booth #757), for KEES Residential Smart Lock; and Stabilitas (Booth #387), for Stabilitas by Stabilitas.

After all awards were presented, Tyson praised the work done by the ASIS Councils, and encouraged those at the event to seek out council representatives on the ground floor concourse of the convention center.� "Council members are ready to answer your questions," Tyson said.