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U.S. OSPA Award Recipients to Be Recognized at GSX

The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) honor and highlight the best companies, individuals, projects, and solutions that significantly contribute to security and its mission.

The OSPAs were created to both measure and honor the successes from the security industry, according to Martin Gill, director of Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International and founder of the awards.

“It’s very difficult to know when you’ve done a good job because if nothing happens, you’ve done a good job,” Gill says of recognition in the security profession.

Prior to the OSPAs, Gill adds that there was no independent global security awards program that was both credible and global. To create one based on being credible, ethical, independent, and transparent, Gill sponsored research into how to measure the successes of the industry and the people and organizations within it.

Now recognizing those successes throughout 15 countries, the recipients of the OSPA awards are selected by a panel of judges nominated by major industry associations.

The winners of this year’s U.S. OSPA awards will be announced at GSX 2022 on 13 September at 4:30 p.m. ET in Hall 5B. The awards reception is open to GSX attendees with an All-Access pass. Individual tickets for the event may be purchased onsite or via MCI.

The finalists include

๐Ÿ† Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director ๐Ÿ†

Jessica Burley – Friends of Chuck

Jeffrey A. Dean CPP – Citrix

Matthew D. Hollandsworth, CISSP, CPP – AMERICAN SYSTEMS

Crystal Lea Lawson – RealPage

Eric Morse, CPP – Genentech

Paul Sarnese – Virtua Health, Inc

John Wojcik, CPP – The MITRE Corporation

๐Ÿ† Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director ๐Ÿ†

Johnny Boykins – PalAmerican Security

Frank Catalano, CPP – Doyle Security Services

William Lumpp – Doyle Security Services

๐Ÿ† Outstanding Security Team ๐Ÿ†

MetroLink St. Louis Team – Allied Universal

AGNE Security Team

MSP Airport Team – Global Elite Group

The University of Texas Police at Houston Uniformed Security Operations Team

๐Ÿ† Outstanding Security Consultant ๐Ÿ†

Lynda L. Buel, CPP, CFE, CSC, CPTED Practitioner – Security Risk Management Consultants

Deloitte & Touche LLP

Pushkar Savargaonkar – HCA Healthcare

Glorin Sebastian – Google

๐Ÿ† Outstanding New Security Product ๐Ÿ†

BlockID – 1Kosmos

EnforceAir – D-Fend Solutions


Ermetic Cloud Security Platform

Controller Upgrade Tool – Gallagher

Genetec AutoVu Cloudrunner

i-PRO mini AI camera


TrueFort Cloud

Vector Flow

๐Ÿ† Outstanding Security Training Initiative ๐Ÿ†

Home Healthcare Situational Awareness Training Program – AdventHealth IHS Security Team

Dennis O’Connor – DMAC Security

Aggressive Patient Simulation Training Initiative – Massachusetts General Hospital

Metro Department of Public Safety Training Initiative – Metro Transit (St. Louis)

๐Ÿ† Outstanding Security Partnership ๐Ÿ†

AdventHealth IHS Security and Risk Management Teams

AMAG Technology and Equinix


Ivanti and Lookout

Security Executive Council

Louis MetroLink/MetroBus Public Safety/Allied Universal / Regional Metro Transit Task Force

ZS Application Security Centre of Excellence, ZS Associates Inc. and KPMG LLP

๐Ÿ† Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer ๐Ÿ†

Action-CS Team

Axis Communications, Inc.

D-Fend Solutions



๐Ÿ† Outstanding Young Security Professional ๐Ÿ†

Scott Ashworth, CPP – Overtime

Kelsey Carnell – Axis Communications, Inc.

Jose Paz – Global Elite Group

Matthew Porcelli, MSc, CPP, F.ISRM, MSyl – Harvard Protection Services

๐Ÿ† Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding) ๐Ÿ†

Colorado Security Agency

Doyle Security Services, Inc.

DSI Security Services


Global Elite Group

PalAmerican Security

Sunstates Security

๐Ÿ† Lifetime Achievement ๐Ÿ†

To be announced at the awards ceremony

Sara Mosqueda is associate editor at Security Management, the parent publication of The GSX Daily. Connect with her at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter: @XimenaWrites.