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SIA names Mark McCourt as 2018 Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has selected Mark McCourt as the recipient of the 2018 Sandy Jones Volunteer of the Year Award, which recognizes volunteers who have made efforts to expand SIA’s programs and services.


March 19, 2019
By SP&T Staff
SP&T Staff
Mark McCourt

SIA will present McCourt with the award at The Advance, its annual membership meeting, during ISC West on April 9.

The association says McCourt, head of commercialization at Cobalt Robotics, has made valuable contributions to SIA, including his efforts to establish and lead SIA’s Autonomous Robotics Working Group, which brings together members of the security industry, end users, technology experts and other interested parties to promote best practices regarding the use of robots in security, develop research, offer guidance on legislative and regulatory matters, and enhance communication and collaboration.

“The year 2018 was full of exciting accomplishments, new resources and initiatives and top-quality programs for SIA, and these efforts would not be possible without the support and participation of our impressive and dedicated volunteers like Mark McCourt,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson, in a prepared statement. “SIA commends Mark for his exceptional contributions to SIA and the security industry, including his outstanding leadership of a new working group and active engagement in SIA’s efforts to provide a high-quality portfolio of programs, resources and services for our members, and looks forward to recognizing him for these accomplishments at The Advance.”