Security Industry Association Names Motorola Solutions and RFI Communications & Security Systems as 2023 SIA Members of the Year
SIA will present the honorees with their awards at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, which will be held March 28 during ISC West.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) is pleased to announce that Motorola Solutions and RFI Communications & Security Systems will each receive a 2023 SIA Member of the Year Award. SIA will present the honorees with their awards at The Advance, SIA’s annual membership meeting, which will be held March 28 during ISC West.
The SIA Member of the Year Award honors SIA member companies that have shown notable involvement in SIA committees and working groups, SIA events and the SIA Education@ISC conference program; leadership activity; recruitment of SIA members; and contributions to SIA thought leadership and the industry overall. For the third consecutive year, SIA will present the award to two companies – highlighting the diversity of the association’s membership and showcasing companies of different scales that exhibit outstanding engagement in SIA and the security industry.
“SIA is proud to recognize Motorola Solutions and RFI Communications & Security Systems as the 2023 SIA Members of the Year and commends these innovative companies for their exceptional involvement in SIA’s programs and initiatives and commitment to advancing the association’s mission,” said SIA Board of Directors Chair James Rothstein. “Motorola Solutions and RFI’s outstanding engagement in SIA’s advocacy, events, learning and development offerings and industry leadership has been instrumental in helping SIA further our efforts to shape and drive this global industry forward.”
Motorola Solutions – a global leader in public safety and enterprise security – has been a corporate member of SIA since 2017. The company and its employees actively participate in a variety of SIA programs, events, offerings and services. Over 15 of the company’s executives participate on a variety of SIA committees, working groups, advisory boards and communities, with Hamish Dobson, corporate vice president, enterprise physical security at Motorola Solutions, serving on the SIA Board of Directors. The company is a strong supporter of SIA’s advocacy initiatives and has generously sponsored SIA events. Members of the Motorola Solutions team have been regular attendees of SIA conferences and networking events, and the company’s executives have spoken at SIA events including ISC West and Securing New Ground (SNG).
“Motorola Solutions is incredibly honored to be selected as one of the Security Industry Association’s 2023 Members of the Year,” said Hamish Dobson, corporate vice president, enterprise physical security at Motorola Solutions. “We are proud to be part of SIA’s efforts to drive awareness of technology innovations that bring greater safety and security to businesses and communities. We share a commitment to educating enterprises, policymakers and the public about the responsible use of video security and access control technologies for the benefit of all stakeholders.”
RFI – a multidisciplined systems integrator that designs, installs, services and monitors solutions for a broad range of industries and facility types – joined SIA in 2019. The company is an enthusiastic SIA member involved in a variety of SIA events, programs and initiatives, with several executives participating on SIA committees and a growing number of technicians and project managers participating in SIA’s Security Project Management (SPM), Certified Security Project Manager (CSPM) and Security Industry Cybersecurity Certification (SICC) offerings. RFI is an active participant in SIA events and education offerings, regularly attending events like AcceleRISE and participating in SIA’s Security Cornerstones series and Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME) program. RFI CEO and President Dee Ann Harn was a speaker at the 2022 SNG conference.
“We are truly honored to be recognized as one of SIA’s 2023 Members of the Year. We appreciate SIA’s ability to come alongside RFI as we navigate this evolving industry,” said Dee Ann Harn, CEO and president of RFI. “The resources and the platforms provided by SIA to conduct conversations and build action plans are some of the reasons RFI has continued to thrive after 44 years. We are proud of the RFI community for continuing to seek knowledge and eternally grateful for the partnership SIA provides us to be the best we can be.”
The Advance 2023 will take place on Tuesday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. in The Venetian Expo during ISC West. At this special membership meeting, attendees will hear a presentation from special guest speaker Christopher Grniet, global head of security and safety strategy at Visa; review official association business; meet the new SIA board members and participate in SIA elections; recognize volunteer achievements from the past year; and exchange market intelligence for the year ahead. In addition to presenting the SIA Member of the Year Award, SIA will honor the 2023 recipients of the SIA Chair’s Award, Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award and Committee Chair of the Year Award