The finalists of the 2018 US Outstanding Security Performance Awards have been announced.

Now in their third year, the US OSPAs are part of a global awards scheme to recognise and reward companies, teams and individuals who have performed at an exceptional level within the security sector.

“These awards are a fantastic way to showcase and recognise the truly exceptional contribution that is made by the security sector in safeguarding people, property and assets”, commented Professor Martin Gill, founder of the OSPAs. “Our robust judging process ensures that those selected are truly outstanding and should be rightly proud of their achievement.”

Winners will be announced at a networking lunch to be held on Monday, 24th September at GSX 2018 (Global Security Exchange) in Las Vegas where 2,500+ security professionals are expected to attend.

Details of how to register to attend can be found here

The full list of finalists are:

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director

Major Alexander R. Liggett – 11th Security Support Squadron

Raymond Gerwitz – Executive Director, Deputy Chief Security Officer – MD Anderson Cancer Centre

Outstanding Security Team

Allied Universal SJURT Puerto Rico

Hillsboro Technical Operations Security

Sodexo

Outstanding Security Consultant

Luke Bencie – Security Management International

Michael Glasser

Michael A. Silva CPP – Silva Consultants

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)

Admiral Security Services

Global Elite Group Inc

Sodexo

Outstanding Security Training Initiative

Bloomberg Security Operations

Matthew W. Doherty – Hillard Heintze

Wombat Security, a division of Proofpoint

Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer

IDIS America

Kisi Inc

SmartWater CSI

Outstanding Security Officer – Sponsored by 

Cynthia Hale – Allied Universal

Richard W. Sullivan – FBI Phoenix Division

Outstanding Young Security Professional

Drew Weston CPP – CodeLynx

Eric Oleksy – Allied Universal

Russell Mallette CPP – Allied Universal

We would like to thank category sponsor IFPO, the judges, supporting associations and everyone who entered and look forward to seeing you all at the GSX show where we have a booth – 3839.