David McGowan of Tiffany and Co. to Be Recognized with SIA Insightful Practitioner Award

The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently announced David McGowan, Tiffany & Co.’s vice president of global protection services, as the 2017 recipient of its SIA Insightful Practitioner Award. SIA will present McGowan with the award during SIA Honors Night, a gala event to celebrate achievements in the security industry, on Nov. 15 in New York City.

The SIA Insightful Practitioner Award is presented to a security practitioner who demonstrates leadership and excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions through education, advocacy and teamwork with the industry and other stakeholders.

“Thank you to the Security Industry Association for this award and for providing me the opportunity to connect to a large audience of security companies, allowing me to build new alliances and to gather new ideas, particularly at the Securing New Ground conference,” said McGowan. “Through Securing New Ground, I also have been able to share important insights as a security practitioner with global responsibilities. I look forward to more opportunities for a robust exchange of information with SIA members in the future.”

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“Trusted partnerships between suppliers and security practitioners is key to the successful implementation of enterprise security strategies. Dave has been instrumental in putting this principle into practice and strengthening the productive relationship between the Security Industry Association and the International Security Management Association. He has been a leading voice in leveraging the expertise of ISMA and SIA members to deliver value for our respective members,” said SIA CEO Don Erickson. “We salute David McGowan’s formidable contributions to the security industry, and we are excited to recognize him as our SIA Insightful Practitioner.”

SIA will present McGowan with the SIA Insightful Practitioner Award during the Honors Night event at The Current at Chelsea Piers in New York, NY, on Nov. 15. The gala event is held concurrent with ISC East, nearby at the Javits Center on Nov. 15-16. To register for SIA Honors Night, visit www.securityindustry.org/honors.

McGowan began his career at Tiffany & Co. in 1996 as director of security. Today, as the company’s vice president-global protection services, McGowan is charged with ensuring a workplace and shopping environment that provides for the safety of all employees and customers and for protecting the company’s physical, inventory and intellectual assets. McGowan is responsible globally for the company’s physical security programs; investigations programs; retail and supply chain asset protection programs; travel security and event security programs; the company’s occupational safety and environmental compliance programs; trademark enforcement actions to protect the Tiffany brand and intellectual property; and the company’s resilience programs, including emergency preparedness, incident management and business continuity.

McGowan is a member of the board of directors and second vice president of the International Security Management Association. Also, he is an active member of The Conference Board’s Business Continuity and Crisis Management Council and is an active member and company representative in the Jeweler’s Security Alliance.

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