Finalists for the 2021 US OSPAs announced


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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 23 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 as follows:

Outstanding In-House Security Manager/Director

Heather Beasley – PalAmerican Security

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

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

MGH Police Team – Security and Outside Services

Michigan Medicine Security Team – University of Michigan

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

Michael Gips, JD, CPP, CSyP, CAE – Global Insights in Professional Security (GIPS)

Jeffrey A. Slotnick, CPP, PSP – Setracon

Paul DeMatteis – Current Consulting

The Security Executive Council

Outstanding Security Training Initiative

Global Elite Group Aviation Security Training Initiative

Michigan Medicine Security Training Initiative

Misty Savage, CPP – The Securitas 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

US Embassy Dublin & OSAC Dublin – 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 Group

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.”

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