The Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) are delighted to announce the finalists for the US 2021 awards.

The OSPAs have teamed up with ASIS International to deliver the sixth edition of the US awards.  Finalists will now go forward to the next phase of the competition and winners will be revealed on Thursday 23rd September at a virtual interactive awards gallery which will be open from midday (CST).

Commenting on the list of finalists, founder of the awards Professor Martin Gill said: 

“The OSPAs provide an important opportunity to recognise and celebrate the work of those dedicated individuals, companies and teams who deliver outstanding security products and services. 

“This year we have seen many excellent entries and the judges have had an arduous task in scoring nominations and selecting the finalists.  All those that have been chosen represent the very best in the industry and should be very proud.”

The 2021 finalists are:

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director
Christopher Fender – Advent Health
William S. Marcisz JD CPP CHPA – Advent Health
Mark Reed – Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital
RC Miles – AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director
Katie Artz – Global Elite Group
Heather Beasley – PalAmerican Security
Gregory Doucet – Allied Universal
William Reynolds – G4S Secure Solutions USA
Joseph Wilcox – Guard Texas
Dustin Wilhoit – Synergy Security Services

Outstanding Security Team
MD Anderson Cancer Center and UT Health Public Safety Team
Massachusetts General Hospital Police, Security and Outside Services
The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security – Michigan Medicine
Roche Tissue Diagnostics Security Department – Allied Universal
Texas Team – PalAmerican Security

Outstanding Contract Security Company (Guarding)
Doyle Security Services (DSS)
DSI Security Services
Global Elite Group
PalAmerican Security
Securitas Security Services

Outstanding Security Consultant
Glasser Security Group LLC
Michael Gips, JD, CPP, CSyP, CAE – Global Insights in Professional Security (GIPS)
Jeffrey A. Slotnick, CPP, PSP – Setracon
Paul DeMatteis, CPP, CFE – Principal of Global Security Risk Management LLC
Security Executive Council

Outstanding Security Training Initiative
Global Elite Group Aviation Security Training Initiative
The University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security – Michigan Medicine
Securitas Security Services Vertical Market Training
RaySecur’s Mail Security Learning Platform

Outstanding New Security Product
askALICE – Cozaint
CodeSentry – GrammaTech
Deduce Suspicious Login Alerts
Digital Investigations Suite (DIS) – Dragonfruit AI
MailSecur – RaySecur
RGX Remote Guarding Solutions – Securitas Security Services

Outstanding Security Partnership
Indemnity Security & Investigations
Microsoft Corporation & RightCrowd Software
U.S. Diplomatic Security Service in partnership with the U.S. private sector in Ireland – SSA Kevin O. Gonzalez

Outstanding Security Officer
Bryce Breaux – Allied Universal
Capt William Brunson – Weiser Security Services
Bob Eckman – Kent State University
SSA Kevin O. Gonzalez – U.S. Department of State
Montrell Travis – Securitas Security Services

Outstanding Young Security Professional
Benjamin Brown, CPP – Microsoft
William Lumpp – Doyle Security Services (DSS)
Ali Khan – ZS Associates Inc.
Maurice Padilla – Global Elite Group
Jackson Page – Allied Universal
Matthew Porcelli, CPP – Harvard Protection Services

Lifetime Achievement Award
The winner will be revealed on the day

Registration to attend the virtual awards gallery is open and you can book here.

The US OSPAs are sponsored by TEAM Software, global leaders in workforce management software to the security and cleaning sectors.  Martin Gill further added “We are delighted to be working with TEAM Software as part of a three-year strategic partnership to be headline sponsor of the OSPAs in Australia, Germany, Ireland, US and UK.