The Security Industry Association (SIA) has named Lynn de Séve, founder and president of GSA Schedules, as the 2021 recipient of the George R. Lippert Memorial Award.
The award is presented annually to a distinguished individual for long-term, selfless service to the security industry and to SIA.
de Séve will receive the award on Nov. 17, 2021 during the 2021 SIA Honors cocktail reception.
“It is such an honour to be selected as the recipient of the George R Lippert Memorial Award. I was frankly speechless when I received the news, as I had no idea I had been nominated. To be considered and then to be among the group of prior awardees is quite humbling,” said de Séve in a statement.
“I wish to thank the Security Industry Association for always being supportive of this ‘woman in security.’ Joining SIA has directly contributed to the success of my company, has been a great benefit to my clients and has been one of my most important resources in my career. The advocacy for our industry in government affairs, standards, education, inclusiveness and so much more based on the efforts of the membership and SIA staff is something for which I am very proud. Thank you, SIA, for your contributions and for this amazing award.”
In addition to her SIA membership, de Séve is a member of the National Contract Management Association and ASIS International. As a member of SIA, she served on SIA’s Board of Directors for four years and on the SIA Executive Committee for two years as secretary. de Séve chairs the SIA Procurement Policy Working Group, serves on the steering committee for the SIA Women in Security Forum and is a past member of SIA’s Member Engagement and Experience Committee.
In 2006, she received the SIA Industry Advocate Award for her leadership related to public policy challenges impacting the electronic physical security industry, and she was presented with the SIA Chair’s Award in 2016 for her efforts in procurement policy and support for the industry and again in 2019 alongside the rest of the SIA Women in Security Forum steering committee. de Séve has presented at many industry events, training seminars and SIA GovSummit conferences and is a frequent contributing writer for security industry publications.
“Lynn’s dedicated volunteer efforts on SIA’s Board of Directors, working groups and committees have had an extraordinary impact, and her expertise and key contributions on procurement policy over the past 15 years have helped SIA to better advocate for and serve our members. We thank Lynn for her invaluable efforts and look forward to presenting her with this special recognition at SIA Honors Night,” said said SIA CEO Don Erickson.
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