Security Industry Association to Present Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Awards

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SIA will honor Mike Howard of Microsoft and Tom Cellucci of Cellucci and Associates for their contributions to increasing collaboration between SIA and vertical market organizations.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) will present the first annual Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award at SIA Honors Night on Nov. 19, 2014, at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City, the association announced today.

SIA will honor two of its members for their contributions to increasing collaboration between SIA and vertical market organizations:

Mike Howard of Microsoft. Howard has spent considerable time and energy over the past two years forging a collaborative relationship between SIA and the International Security Management Association (ISMA), one of the most prestigious end-user organizations in the world.

Tom Cellucci of Cellucci and Associates. Cellucci dedicated time to building a relationship between SIA and the County Executives of America. He also worked behind the scenes to encourage collaboration between SIA and the U.S Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate.

“I’m pleased to receive this award, but I’m more pleased to help make vital connections between the security suppliers of SIA and the security practitioners of ISMA,” said Howard. “The alliance between the two organizations will go a long way toward keeping Chief Security Officers informed of advancements in technology as well as providing insights to corporate executives as to the challenges facing Chief Security Officers.”

Cellucci commented: “I’d like to thank SIA for recognizing the importance of building bridges or forming meaningful partnerships both among, and between, the public and private sectors. SIA members possess valuable security industry expertise and experience, while public sector organizations are responsible for the development of detailed operational requirements to ensure the protection of our nation’s people and assets. It’s only reasonable that the public and private sectors work together—in and open and transparent way—to enable our country’s Homeland Security Enterprise to work more efficiently and effectively.”

SIA presents the Hauhn Award annually to individuals working with a SIA member company who has strengthened collaboration between the association and industry or end-user organizations. Such collaboration could include activities that lead to the pursuit of common public policy priorities, active involvement in the development of SIA Standards proposals, leveraging SIA Education expertise at partner organization education conferences and jointly branded online education, and SIA membership growth.

The Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award is named in honor of Jay Hauhn, Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Industry Relations at Tyco Integrated Security. As previous SIA Chairman of the Board, Hauhn demonstrated a steadfast commitment to fostering collaboration among industry trade associations and advancing the interests of their collective memberships and the entire security industry.

Registration for SIA Honors Night is available online at http://www.securityindustry.org/Pages/IndustryEvents/SIA-Honors-Night.aspx.

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) (http://www.securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 500 innovative member companies representing more than 300,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.

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