The OSPAs are delighted to announce the finalists of the US 2020 awards.
Now in their fifth year, the US OSPAs serve to acknowledge the creditable and infinite contributions that companies, initiatives, teams and individuals make to the security industry and wider community. The awards recognise exceptional performance in different categories.
“We’re extremely pleased by the quality of entries received, it was noted by the judges that the standard of the nominations has increased year on year” commented Professor Martin Gill, Founder of the OSPAs. “There were many excellent entries, however this year we are only highlighting the top three in each category. They represent the very best in the industry.”
Finalists will now go forward to the next phase of the competition and winners will be announced virtually for the first time ever as part of GSX+ on Friday 25th September from midday Atlanta time.
The 2020 UK OSPAs have been sponsored by TEAM Software, global leaders in workforce management software to the security service sector. Martin Gill further added “we are delighted to be working with TEAM Software as our headline sponsor, the staff have shown great interest and support for the OSPAs and what they stand for.”
The 2020 finalists are:
Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director
Matthew D. Hollandsworth – American Systems
Shannon Fariel-Mureithi – Food for the Hungry
Brent Kennedy – Facebook
Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director
Robert Kelly – PalAmerican Security
Patrick Mortell – Port of Houston Authority, Allied Universal
Arnaldo Scachetti – Global Elite Group
Outstanding Security Team
AdventHealth Security Team – Central Florida Division
Allied Universal – American Airlines Maintenance Facility Team
Bloomberg Global Security Operations Team
Outstanding Contract Security Company
Weiser Security Services, Inc.
Outstanding Security Training Initiative
AdventHealth Security Services Training Team
Security Portal for Online Training – Gallagher
William R. Evanina – National Counterintelligence and Security Center
Outstanding New Security Product
HID Location Services – HID Global
Proximity and Contact Tracing Report – Gallagher
Outstanding Information Security Company
Apollo Information Systems
Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer
Axis Communications, Inc.
Outstanding Security Officer
Ed Hudson – Cal State University
Captain Tyler Thompson – Weiser Security Services, Inc.
Jordan Veillon – Allied Universal
Outstanding Young Security Professional
Benjamin Brown, CPP – Microsoft
Lisa Oliveri, CPP – Education Development Center (EDC)
Matthew Porcelli, CPP – Harvard Protection Services
Lifetime Achievement Award
The winner will be revealed on the day