The winners of the 2020 OSPAs were announced on 25th September at an event sponsored by TEAM Software. You can learn more about each of the winners below.

Outstanding  In House Security Manager/Director
Shannon Fariel-Mureithi  – Food for the Hungry

US OSPAs 2020Shannon Fariel-Mureithiis the Global Security Director for Food for the Hungry, a humanitarian NGO. She built, from conception to implementation, a global security and crisis management program that is the standard today. Her efforts enable the organization to safely access and assist vulnerable communities affected by conflict, disasters and terrorism. Known as a collaborator, she has trained dozens of organizations, aided in certification development of NGO security standards, and has spoken as an expert in multiple forums. Shannon is active with Overseas Security Advisory Council as the Chair for a common interest council and serves on the Executive Council.

Outstanding Contract Security Manager/Director
Arnaldo Scachetti – Global Elite Group

Arnaldo Scachettiis theRegional Director of the entire Western Region for Global Elite Group. He currently manages contracted aviation security functions within the (11) states of the region.Arnaldo ensures the effective management of day-to-day operations at all airports within the region and any locations we perform general security services. Prior to this role, Arnaldo was the General Manager at Global’sLAX location. His leadership increased the positive feedback received from LAX airline customers. LAX handles a large amount of Special Operations work and Arnaldo is responsible for the successful organization of complicated staff scheduling and stakeholder engagement.

Outstanding Security Team
AdventHealth Security Team – Central Florida Division

AdventHealthis 50+ Hospital National-Healthcare system. Has 300-Security Team-Members providing Security-Support in operations, communications, training, physical security and investigative services to 18 Hospitals, 7 stand-alone emergency facilities and over 750 non-hospital facilities such as health parks, physician practices and urgent care centers.Significant accomplishments include • 100% Team Certification through IAHSS/ASIS including: 7 CHPA’s, 3 CPP’s, 2 PCI’s, and 1 PCP’s • 2014-Present: IAHSS Department of Distinction • 2016-Pulse Mass-Shooting Response • 2017-Deployed Body Cameras & 15 K9’s to Security Program • 2018-Top Ten Security Program (Security Magazine) • 2019-IAHSS Lindberg Bell Award –Distinguished Security Program • 2020-Security led an Enterprise-wide Temperature (Thermal Camera) Screening initiative saving $9-Million as a CV19 response.

Outstanding Contract Security Company
Allied Universal

Allied Universal®, a leading security and facility services company with 235,000 employees and revenues over $8.5 billion, provides unparalleled security services and technology solutions. With offices located throughout the nation as well as internationally (Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom). Allied Universal is responsible for protecting more than 50,000 client sites covering multiple specialty sectors such as higher education, healthcare, retail, commercial real estate, government and corporate campuses, etc. Allied Universal provides proactive security services and cutting-edge smart technology to deliver evolving, tailored solutions that allow clients to focus on their core business

Outstanding Security Training Initiative
William R. Evanina – National Counterintelligence and Security Center

Director Evaninahas done more to foster support for security than virtually any other individual in the security ecosystem. Director Evaninahas briefed over 1,000 corporate CEOs in extensive detail on the risks their enterprises face from highly sophisticated nation-state sponsored economic espionage, theft of intellectual property and trade secrets as well as sensitive industrial processes. He has also briefed well over 100 university presidents that run renowned research institutes on the targeted placement of foreign spies masquerading as graduate research students, along with the recruitment of experts through operations such as the Chinese Communist Parties Thousand Talents Program.

Outstanding New Security Product
Proximity and Contact Tracing Report – Gallagher

Responding to emerging operational needs resulting from COVID-19, Gallagher developed an innovative Proximity and Contact Tracing Report to support organizations with fast and efficient contact tracing. Developed with the safety of people in mind, the report utilizes access control technology and draws on Command Centre, Gallagher’s world-class site management software, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The report enables organizations to quickly and accurately identify areas where a specified cardholder has been on site while also identifying other cardholders who shared these areas, offering the critical insight required to act swiftly, seek testing, and minimize spread of the virus.

Outstanding Information Security Company

Spirionexists to protect what matters the most: the personal and personal sensitive data of colleagues, customers, and communities. Spirionis the foundation for strong data protection through accurate, contextual discovery of structured and unstructured data; persistent and purposeful classification; automated, real-time risk remediation; and powerful analytics and dashboards that give organizations greater visibility into their most at-risk data and assets. By operationalizing data protection in this way, organizations can take better control of their data to reduce risk exposure, improve business efficiencies and decision-making, and facilitate compliance with data protection laws and regulation

Outstanding Security Equipment Manufacturer
AMAG Technology

AMAG Technology’s unique offering delivers an end-to-end solution of Access Control, Video Surveillance, Intrusion Management, Identity Management, Visitor Management, Incident Management, Analytics and Mobile solutions, powered by a policy-based platform to operationalize security. AMAG understands today’s business challenges with internal procedures, globalization and managing business continuity as a result of COVID-19 and has adopted a customer-centric approach to help organizations mitigate risk, ensure compliance and reduce costs. They address these challenges by offering a suite of Symmetry security solutions that work together to meet those goals, including Symmetry Business Intelligence, a hosted solution that uses analytics to detect abnormal behaviors.

Outstanding Security Officer
Captain Tyler Thompson  – Weiser Security Services, Inc.

Captain Thompson exemplifies The Weiser Promise to employ only the most dependable and reliable. Captain Thompson is a Site Supervisor for a hospital in Arizona. In November 2019 there was a gang related shooting in the community. The hospital went into lockdown. The shooter/ suspects were still at large, although the shooting victims were in the Emergency Room. Thompson had a description of the vehicle that was driven by one of the shooting suspects. He saw a vehicle fitting the description in the parking lot. Following the vehicle on foot, Thompson contacted law enforcement and was on the phone with police dispatch, relaying the direction of travel as it occurred. Law enforcement apprehended the suspects.

Outstanding Young Security Professional
Lisa Oliveri, CPP – Education Development Center (EDC)

Lisa brings a global, philanthropic perspective to the security sector as a young female professional with a background in education and international affairs. Lisa works for EDC, an international NGO, and is a dedicated volunteer, trainer, and advocate for diversity, equity, and inclusion in security.In January 2021, Lisa will become the CSO Center’s first female Board Chair and is looking forward to taking on this role and representing both women in security and young professionals.Lisa also serves as the Chair of the OSAC International Development Working Group and Co-Chair of the ASIS International Young Professionals Community

Lifetime Achievement
George Campbell – Security Executive Council

George Campbell has been called “one of the godfathers of corporate security.” From his groundbreaking leadership as CSO at Fidelity Investments, to his current role as a founding faculty member of the Security Executive Council. He has mentored future senior security leaders, driven industry-wide operational excellence, and made unparalleled strides in the field of security metrics. His first book, Measures and Metrics of Corporate Security, is the foundational text on security metrics. George has built his career on demonstrating and enhancing the value of the security function.