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SIA honors Steele as 2016 Committee Chair of the Year

SILVER SPRING, MD March 8, 2017 The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected John Steele, Senior Director of Government Relations, Johnson Controls, as 2016 SIA Committee Chair of the Year for his work with the SIA Government Relations State and Local Policy Working Group.

With this award, SIA honors Steele for his work in advocacy on behalf of the security industry in dialogues with state and local governments. SIA Chairman Denis Hébert will present the 2016 Committee Chair of the Year Award to Steele at The Advance, SIA's annual membership meeting, scheduled to occur on Tuesday, April 4, 2016, during ISC West.

“I have been proud to advocate on behalf of the security industry and to assist with the implementation of public policy that helps to save lives and protect property,” Steele said. “I share this award with the entire State and Local Policy Working Group, who make tremendous investments of their own time and expertise to boost the entire industry. I look forward to continuing to press forward on important issues with state and local governments in collaboration with SIA Government Relations.”

“John Steele’s leadership of the State and Local Policy Working Group has benefited the security industry tremendously,” said Hébert. “John has been particularly watchful on state ‘Buy America’ bills that could deter the use of proven security technologies while being equally proactive in support of legislative proposals to spur the adoption of security technologies for use in the residential market and by schools, public transit agencies, heath care institutions, and other critical infrastructure facilities in local markets. John has demonstrated the acumen deserving of the 2016 Committee Chair of the Year Award.”

Hébert will present SIA award recipients, including the SIA Committee Chair of the Year Award, Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award and SIA Chairman's Award, at The Advance, held during ISC West at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Tuesday, April 4.

Honorees and all SIA Members are welcome to gather for the program from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SIA Members who attend The Advance also receive free transportation and early VIP entry to SIA Market Leaders Reception immediately afterward. Find more info and register at

The Advance is co-located with ISC West, produced by ISC Events. Security professionals can register to attend the ISC West trade show and conference, which runs April 4-7, at

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) ( is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with more than 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, 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.


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