Security Industry Association Recognizes Dr. Lou Marciani as 2016 SIA Insightful Practitioner

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SIA to present award during SIA Honors Night on Nov. 16 in New York City.

Lou Marciani

Lou Marciani

Today's security at sporting events requires a full integration of people, process and technology, and I want to thank the Security Industry Association for creating a new platform of solution providers to assist NCS4.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced Dr. Lou Marciani, Director of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) at The University of Southern Mississippi, as the 2016 recipient of its SIA Insightful Practitioner Award.

The SIA Insightful Practitioner Award is presented to a security practitioner who demonstrates leadership and excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions through education, advocacy and teamwork with the industry and other stakeholders.

“In recent years, the Security Industry Association has collaborated with key vertical market organizations to acquire and produce insights that help our member companies understand the specific security requirements of these users,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “That level of partnership and guidance which the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award recognizes is exemplified by Dr. Lou Marciani and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security. SIA thanks Lou for his leadership in facilitating the exchange of information related to the security of sporting events and stadiums, and we are pleased to recognize him as our 2016 SIA Insightful Practitioner.”

“I am honored to receive this prestigious award. Today's security at sporting events requires a full integration of people, process and technology, and I want to thank the Security Industry Association for creating a new platform of solution providers to assist NCS4 in making sporting events even more safe,” said Marciani.

SIA will present Dr. Marciani with the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award during the Honors Night event at The Current at Chelsea Piers in New York, N.Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 16. The event starts at 6.30 p.m.; tickets are available from SIA.

As NCS4 Director, Dr. Marciani is the principal investigator in research-funded grants through the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Education. His work at the Center focuses on the development and implementation of risk management, incident management, and evacuation training.

Dr. Marciani provides great insight into addressing the issues constituting potential and actual threats and risks to the ongoing security and safety of spectators at sporting events and venues. His background includes an extensive career in sport management serving as intercollegiate athletic director at several universities and executive director of two national sports governing bodies for the U.S. Olympic Committee as well as academic achievements.

To register for SIA Honors Night, visit http://www.securityindustry.org/honors.

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) (http://www.securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with nearly 700 innovative member companies representing thousands of 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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