Security Industry Association to Honor Paul Schomburg of Panasonic with Statesman Award at SIA Public Policy Dinner

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The Statesman Award, presented in conjunction with the SIA Government Summit, represents outstanding contributions to advocating for the security industry before government decision makers.

Paul Schomburg

Paul Schomburg has worked tirelessly to advocate for the interests of the security industry before legislators and regulators in Washington for many years.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) will honor Paul Schomburg, senior manager of government and public affairs at Panasonic Corp. of North America, with the SIA Statesman Award during the SIA Public Policy Dinner on June 9, SIA announced today.

Established in 2006, the Statesman Award is an annual award presented by SIA to an individual (or individuals) who makes an extraordinary contribution of professional time, leadership and resources to position SIA to address the public policy challenges impacting the electronic physical security industry.

“Paul Schomburg has worked tirelessly to advocate for the interests of the security industry before legislators and regulators in Washington for many years,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “His foresight, leadership and collaborative spirit have made significant contributions to SIA’s efforts on Capitol Hill. SIA has no greater friend and ally than Paul, who has been the very best representative on behalf of Panasonic.”

“I am honored to be recognized for this award by SIA, but it also reflects the superb work of SIA’s government affairs staff and the coordination of the many company representatives who work together to address public policy issues that affect the entire security industry,” said Mr. Schomburg. “Panasonic is proud to be an SIA member and we greatly appreciate SIA’s efforts to ensure that the industry’s voice is heard by policy makers.”

SIA will recognize Mr. Schomburg at the SIA Public Policy Dinner, which immediately follows the first full day of the SIA Government Summit at The Hamilton on June 9 in Washington, D.C. The SIA Public Policy Dinner is open to registered attendees of the SIA Government Summit. Registration for the 2015 SIA Government Summit is open at

For more information on the SIA Government Summit, contact Elizabeth Hunger, SIA manager of government relations, at ehunger(at)securityindustry(dot)org or 301-804-4714.

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( 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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