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Security Excellence Awarded

GSX 2023 attendees recognized security excellence at an awards ceremony on Sunday evening in Dallas, Texas.

ASIS International honored members for their work and accomplishments throughout the past year, and the Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) recognized U.S.-based security practitioners.

“ASIS award recipients model best-in-class behaviors, initiatives, and programming throughout the course of the year,” said Tim McCreight, 2023 president, ASIS International, in a statement. “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.”

The U.S. OSPAs highlight the best U.S. companies, people, projects, and technologies that have made significant contributions in safeguarding people, places, and property from crime and disorder.

Below is a list of the winners.



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ASIS Awards

  • President’s Award of Merit: Women in Security Community

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year Award
    • Jamaica

    • New Delhi, India

    • North Texas

    • Buenos Aires, Argentina (Honorable Mention)

    • Phoenix (Honorable Mention)

    • United Kingdom (Honorable Mention)

  • Chapter Communications Award
    • Mexico City

    • Nairobi, Kenya

    • Singapore

    • Lima, Peru (Honorable Mention)

  • Outstanding New/Revitalized Chapter Award: Ecuador

  • Chapter Community Service Award: Lima Peru (Honorable Mention)

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

  • ASIS Military Liaison Community Scholarships
    • Ranjen Bhatia

    • Linda Chebet, PCI

    • Vadym Khomiuk

    • Nathen Powell

    • Luis Vicente Rodriguez Perez, CPP

    • Ajala Segun

    • Frank Tetteh-Kumah

    • Ryan Timmons

  • ASIS Law Enforcement Liaison Community Scholarships
    • Ronald Kesten, PSP

    • Sean M. Marschke

  • ASIS 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

U.S. OSPA Awards

  • Outstanding In-Hose Security Manager/Director: John Wojcik, CPP, the MITRE Corporation

  • Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director: Brittany Anderson, United Security Inc.

  • Outstanding Security Team: Baker Hughes Enterprise Security Function

  • Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding): Sunstates Security

  • Outstanding Security Consultant: Glorian Sebastian, Google Inc.

  • Outstanding Security Training Initiative: National Infrastructure Security and Resilience, InfraGard National Members Alliance

  • Outstanding New Security Product: Campus Plan, System Surveyer

  • Outstanding Security Partnership: ECAMSECURE, a GardaWorld
    company and Los Angeles Police Commercial Crimes Division

  • Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer: Gallagher Security

  • Outstanding Security Officer: Rochelle Ross, Allied Universal

  • Outstanding Young Security Professional: Matthew Porcelli, CPP, Harvard Protection Services

  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Sandi J. Davies, International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO)

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