GSX Daily 2022 Recap – ASIS Shines a Light on Security Stars

By Sara Mosqueda

As in previous years, ASIS takes time during GSX to recognize the invaluable efforts of ASIS members across the globe with awards that mark and spotlight their hard work, dedication, and achievements that contribute to the professional security industry.

ASIS recognized the following members with individual awards for their achievements during the past year at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, 13 September, at GSX 2022.

πŸ† President’s Award of Merit πŸ†

Brigadier General Ahamed Mohammed Abdi, CPP, PCI, PSP, and Danny Y. Chan

Issued and presented to the recipients by the ASIS president, this award honors an individual member for distinguished service, achievement, or contributions. This includes significant contributions to the knowledge of the profession, literature of the profession, outstanding service to ASIS, and/or service to other organizations affiliated with the security profession.

πŸ† Don Walker CSO Center Security Executive Award πŸ†

Michael Brzozowski, CPP, PSP

This award is bestowed to a senior-level executive who has demonstrated a commitment to the security management certification, education, and the standards and guidelines for the executive management level of the security discipline within a specific enterprise.

πŸ† E.J. Criscuoli, Jr., CPP, Volunteer Leadership Award πŸ†

Stephen P. Somers, CPP

The Volunteer Leadership Award celebrates an ASIS member who exhibited selfless devotion at the volunteer level, emphasizing significant contributions at the chapter and regional levels throughout an extended period of time.

πŸ† Ralph Day Memorial Security Officer Heroism Award πŸ†

Aaron Wallace Salter, Jr. (Posthumous)

This award recognizes an officer who exhibited outstanding service or acts in the security profession. The honor is meant for those who perform a heroic act involving circumstances where a private security officer risks his or her life to save another. It is bestowed by the ASIS Security Services Community.

Aaron Wallace Salter, Jr., was a security officer killed while protecting shoppers and staff from a gunman at a Tops Friendly Markets grocery store in Buffalo, New York, on 14 May 2022. Prior to his security officer role, Salter served as a Buffalo police officer for three decades.

You can read the rest of this article and the full list of award winners from Security Management here.

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