The Outstanding Security Performance Awards

The award presentations took place in front of 3,000+ security professionals at a networking lunch held on the 27th September at the ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Texas, Dallas.

Award winners were selected by an esteemed panel of industry figures who judged entries adopting criteria which is applied in the same way across the world.  Winners demonstrated that they had performed at an exceptional level and have shown their commitment and outstanding performance in their security work.

Martin Gill, founder of the OSPAs expressed;

‘The standard of nominations received this year was extremely high and all those that were selected as finalists should be very proud.

‘Our thanks go to our US partner, ASIS International, the judges, and all the leading security associations who supported the awards.’

Winners for the 2017 OSPAs

Outstanding In-House Security Team

Bloomberg Security Operations Team

We at Bloomberg are absolutely thrilled to have received this year’s OSPA award. We know that the group of security professionals considered for this award are of the highest caliber and are so honoured to have been selected. Recognition from OSPA reinforces the collective efforts, teamwork and support we receive from our company and our colleagues in both the public and private sectors.

John Brennan, Chief Security Officer

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director

Ryan Briones – Security Manager – The Moscone Center

I am extremely honored to be receiving an OSPA. It is such an important award to me. I am earnestly grateful for the recognition I have received for my work, because I am very sure that every other nominee for this award was as capable if not more, of winning this award.

Ryan Briones, Moscone Center.

Outstanding Contract Security Company 

Global Elite Group Inc

Outstanding Security Consultant

James H. Clark, CPP

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative

UCHealth Patient Watch Program / Allied Universal

I am very proud of our honourees and their teams. Their phenomenal accomplishments embody our values of serving, securing and caring for our communities every day. We applaud and appreciate them and all of our 2017 award finalists.

Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal.

Outstanding Security Training Initiative

Situational Awareness – Anthem Corporate Security and Training Systems Design

Outstanding Security Manufacturer

RiskSense

Outstanding Contract Security Officer

Zach Ostergren – Allied Universal

I am very proud of our honourees and their teams. Their phenomenal accomplishments embody our values of serving, securing and caring for our communities every day. We applaud and appreciate them and all of our 2017 award finalists.

Steve Jones, CEO of Allied Universal.


The 2017 judges are displayed below, thank you again to all the judges who took the time to participate this year.

  • Bonnie Michelman CPP CHPA – Executive Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Mass General Hospital and the Security Consultant for Partners Healthcare, President of ISMA, Past President ASIS
  • David G. Aggleton CPP CSC – President and principal consultant of Aggleton & Associates
  • Deborah Allen CPP – Director, Product Stewardship & Security, PotashCorp
  • Harold Gillens PSP CFC CHS-III –  President/CEO at Quintech Solutions Inc
  • Jeff Young CPP CHPA –  Vice President, Healthcare for PalAmerican Security and immediate past president of IAHSS
  • Jim Smolarski – Regional Vice President with Allied Universal Security Services
  • Joe McDonald CPP PSP CMAS – Chief Security Officer for Swift Communications
  • Dr Linda Florence –Career Security professional with over two decades of leadership experience in the Security profession
  • Lynn C. Oliver – Founder and former President/CEO of American Security Programs Inc
  • Ray O’Hara CPP – Executive Vice President, International Services and Consulting and Investigations; AS Solution
  • Ric McCullough  Vice President of Sales and Customer Service for PSA Security Network