Security Industry Association to Recognize David McGowan of Tiffany and Co. with SIA Insightful Practitioner Award

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SIA to present award during SIA Honors Night on Nov. 15 in New York City.

David McGowan

David McGowan

Thank you to the Security Industry Association for this award and for providing me the opportunity to connect to a large audience of security companies, allowing me to build new alliances and to gather new ideas.

The Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced David McGowan, Tiffany & Co.'s Vice President-Global Protection Services, as the 2017 recipient of its SIA Insightful Practitioner Award. SIA will present McGowan with the award during SIA Honors Night, a gala event to celebrate achievements in the security industry, on Nov. 15 in New York City. Registration is open at

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.

"Thank you to the Security Industry Association for this award and for providing me the opportunity to connect to a large audience of security companies, allowing me to build new alliances and to gather new ideas, particularly at the Securing New Ground conference," said McGowan. "Through Securing New Ground, I also have been able to share important insights as a security practitioner with global responsibilities. I look forward to more opportunities for a robust exchange of information with SIA members in the future."

"Trusted partnerships between suppliers and security practitioners is key to the successful implementation of enterprise security strategies. Dave has been instrumental in putting this principle into practice and strengthening the productive relationship between the Security Industry Association and the International Security Management Association. He has been a leading voice in leveraging the expertise of ISMA and SIA members to deliver value for our respective members," said SIA CEO Don Erickson. "We salute David McGowan's formidable contributions to the security industry, and we are excited to recognize him as our SIA Insightful Practitioner."

SIA will present McGowan with the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award during the Honors Night event at The Current at Chelsea Piers in New York, New York, on Nov. 15. The gala event is held concurrent with ISC East, nearby at the Javits Center on Nov. 15-16. To register for SIA Honors Night, visit

McGowan began his career at Tiffany & Co. in 1996 as Director of Security. Today, as the company's Vice President-Global Protection Services, McGowan is charged with ensuring a workplace and shopping environment that provides for the safety of all employees and customers and for protecting the company's physical, inventory and intellectual assets. McGowan is responsible globally for the company's physical security programs; investigations programs; retail and supply chain asset protection programs; travel security and event security programs; the company's occupational safety and environmental compliance programs; trademark enforcement actions to protect the Tiffany brand and intellectual property; and the company's resilience programs, including emergency preparedness, incident management and business continuity.

McGowan is a member of the Board of Directors and Second Vice President of the International Security Management Association. Also, he is an active member of The Conference Board's Business Continuity and Crisis Management Council. And he is an active member and company representative in the Jeweler's Security Alliance.

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 750 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, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA Government Summit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground®, the security industry's top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.‚Äč

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