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Congratulations 2018 GSX Award Winners!

ASIS Awards

ASIS awards recognize the companies, products, and individuals that demonstrate true excellence, innovation, and leadership in the field of security. Winners of these industry-leading awards have distinguished themselves as the cream of the crop in their fields because of the contribution’s they’ve made to the advancement of the profession. Congratulations to this year’s class of winners!

President’s Award of Merit
This award recognizes exceptional volunteers. These individuals demonstrate the very best in unselfish volunteer commitment and mentoring.

Winners:

  • Oksana Farber 2018 President’s Award of Merit Winner
    James Roberts, CPP & Briane Grey accepting on behalf of Oksana Farber
  • Joe McDonald 2018 President’s Award of Merit Winner
    Joe McDonald, CPP, PSP

 


Don Walker Award for Enterprise Security Executive Leadership
This award recognizes an individual committed to promoting security management education, certification, and standards.

Winner:

  • Mike Howard, 2018 Don Walker Award for Enterprise Security Executive Leadership Winner
    Mike Howard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


2018 PCB Organizational Award of Merit
This award honors organizations that made extraordinary efforts to enhance the professional development of their security team through board certification.

Winner:

  • Saudi Aramco 2018 PCB Organizational Award of Merit Winner
    Saudi Aramco

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chapter Website of the Year
In today’s digital age, chapter websites have become a vital communication channel between our Society, our members, and security professionals at-large. The chapters recognized by this award have delivered added value to their members—and to ASIS—by maintaining engaging, dynamic websites.

Winners:

  • Award Group 1: Austria Chapter 2018 Chapter Website of the Year Winner
    Award Group 1: Austria Chapter
  • Award Group 4: Omaha Chapter 2018 Chapter Website of the Year Winner
    Award Group 4: Omaha Chapter

 

  • Award Group 6: Mexico City Chapter 2018 Chapter Website of the Year Winner
    Award Group 6: Mexico City Chapter
  • Award Group 7: North Texas Chapter 2018 Chapter Website of the Year Winner
    Award Group 7: North Texas Chapter

 


Chapter Newsletter of the Year
Chapter newsletters are a tried and true method of keeping the chapter membership informed on a variety of topics—current events, security-industry related legislation, local job opportunities, and member recognition. This award recognizes excellence in the content and design of both print and electronic newsletters.

Winners:

  • Award Group 5: Florida West-Coast Chapter 2018 Chapter Newsletter of the Year Winner
    Award Group 5: Florida West-Coast Chapter
  • Award Group 6: Columbus Chapter 2018 Chapter Newsletter of the Year Winner
    Award Group 6: Columbus Chapter
  • Award Group 7: United Kingdom Chapter 2018 Chapter Newsletter of the Year Winner
    Award Group 7: United Kingdom Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Chapter Community Service
A $1,000 donation is made by ASIS International on behalf of the winning chapters to the charitable organization of their choice.

Winners:

  • Award Group 4: Mid-Tennessee Chapter, 2018 Chapter Community Service Winner
    Award Group 4: Mid-Tennessee Chapter
  • Award Group 5: The Montréal Chapter, 2018 Chapter Community Service Winner
    Award Group 5: The Montréal Chapter
  • Award Group 6: Phoenix Chapter, 2018 Chapter Community Service Winner
    Award Group 6: Phoenix Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ASIS Foundation Awards

The ASIS Foundation is proud to invest in individuals and chapters, offering scholarships and grants to support those pursuing security careers in achieving their professional goals. These awards are made possible by the generous support of ASIS Foundation donors.

This year, the Foundation helped 25 individuals prepare for their ASIS certification through our Road to Certification and Career Development scholarships.

These awards honors those individuals, chapters, and organizations that stepped up to help fund our awards, grants, and research.


2018 Outstanding Individual Donor

Winner:

  • Frank Argenbright, Executive Chairman and Founder, SecurAmerica, 2018 President’s Award of Merit Winner
    Frank Argenbright, Executive Chairman and Founder, SecurAmerica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Outstanding Corporate Partner

Winner:

  • TD Bank, 2018 Outstanding Corporate Partner Winner
    TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Outstanding Regional Donor

Winner:

  • West & Central Africa 2018 Outstanding Regional Donor Winner
    West & Central Africa, Region 11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Outstanding Lifetime Supporter

Winner:

  • Bernie Greenawalt 2018 Outstanding Lifetime Supporter Winner
    Bernie Greenawalt, CPP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year
Insall Bailey Hale, otherwise known as “I.B.” Hale, served our Society as a council member, regional vice president and—from 1969 to 1970—as president of ASIS International.

Hale firmly believed that local chapters were essential to the creation and sustainability of a strong association, and he took a special interest in their success.

The I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year Award is bestowed each year upon one or more chapters that demonstrate financial stability, membership growth, high-quality meetings, educational programs, publications, and efforts that support the advancement of the security profession.

Winners:

  • Victoria, Australia 2018 I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year Winner 1
    Victoria, Australia
  • Florida West Coast, 2018 I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year Winner 2
    Florida West Coast
  • Mexico City, 2018 I.B. Hale Chapter of the Year Winner 3
    Mexico City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Roy N. Bordes Council Member Award of Excellence
This award recognizes a member who selflessly serve on our councils, shares expertise, encourages the next generation of leaders, and offers insight to ASIS educational programs and publications.

Winner:

  • Allan Wick 2018 Roy N. Bordes Council Member Award of Excellence Winner
    Allan Wick, CPP, PCI, PSP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


E.J. Criscuoli Jr. Volunteer Leadership Award
This award recognizes a member who has exhibited selfless devotion at the volunteer level and made significant contributions at the chapter and regional levels over an extended period.

Winner:

  • James R. Finnelly 2018 E.J. Criscuoli Jr. Volunteer Leadership Award Winner
    James R. Finnelly, CPP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Matthew Simeone Award for Public Private Partnership Excellence
This award, inspired by public-private partnership visionary Matthew Simeone and administered by the ASIS Law Enforcement Liaison Council, recognizes outstanding chapter programs that promote cooperation between the public and private sectors.

Winner:

  • Wilmington North Carolina Police Department, and Wilmington Housing Authority 2018 Matthew Simeone Award for Public Private Partnership Excellence Winner
    Wilmington North Carolina Police Department, and Wilmington Housing Authority (nominated by the Azalea Coast Chapter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GSX was amazing! I got my money’s worth and more with the education sessions and networking opportunities.
Matthew Porcelli, CPP | Security Manager, Harvard Protection Services
From the breakout training sessions to the evening social events, the overall experience was amazing. If this was a representation of this event, I will be an attendee for life.
Chris Kopp | Sergeant, Lockdown International, LLC
GSX proved to be an informative and refreshing change to the traditional security show formats.
Kevin Brooks | General Manager, BMK Consulting
GSX was a great experience for me. I was able to meet with CEO’s, Directors of Sales, and Sales Reps. on security products that my company sells, services, and installs. Thank you GSX!
Robert Martinez | President / CEO, RJR Communications Technologies
Great overall show experience, the recent changes have definitely added value! If you haven’t attended in past two years you have not experienced GSX. I am looking forward to the ongoing changes and improvements, which are definitely making GSX the go to event.
David Jarrett | Senior Physical Security Adviser, Southern California Edison
GSX was an invaluable experience. I am transitioning from Law Enforcement over to private sector security management.  The education and networking opportunities here are a tremendous advantage. It’s helping me jump start my next career!
Scott Gwinn | Asst. Manager of Security Operations, Allied Universal
GSX has something for everyone. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned veteran, you will always find something new and exciting at GSX.
Anthony Haney, CPP | General Manager, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.
GSX is absolutely vital to building and maintaining relationships with vendors, technology experts, and other security professionals. These relationships, along with the technical information gained at the events, persist through the years and enable our business. I can’t afford to miss the event – it always pays for itself many times over.
Michael Dye | Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin
GSX provides a one-stop-shop to make a year’s worth of industry exchange and business relationships. It is simply the best use of any security professionals’s time to get a complete overview of the state of the industry.
Guillaume Banville | Cluster Security Manager, AWS
I have attended for 25 years and find the changes to be refreshing. I especially like the opportunity to experience technology first-hand and meet with people I would not otherwise get to talk with.
Teresa Stanford | VP, Account Management, Security Engineers
My experience at GSX was an excellent one. If there’s only one event I can attend the entire year, it would be GSX. From innovative products and solutions, to expert advice, career opportunities, honorable guest speakers, education, training, and networking; where else can you find this?
James Harrell III | Assistant Vice President, City National Bank
GSX is an amazingly beneficial investment for myself and my company. The opportunity for learning, presenting, and networking is unparalleled in the industry. GSX has something for everyone. I am looking forward to GSX 2019 in Chicago!
Jeffrey Slotnick | President, Setracon Inc.