A big congratulations to IFPO Board of Directors member Ron Martin, PhD, CPP, who was one of four chosen by the Security Industry Association as a 2022 recipient of the annual Jay Hauhn Excellence in Partnerships Award, a distinction that celebrating individuals who have had an impact in the security industry, particularly as mentors. The awards will be presented at the upcoming ISC West trade event.

A recent SIA news release describes Martin, along with co-winners Kim Hooper, Bobby Louissaint, Dr. Ron Martin and Eddie Reynolds as  pillars in SIA’s Talent Inclusion Mentorship Education (TIME) program, "which is designed to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and empowerment of underrepresented identities in the security industry by creating a well-defined pathway for learning and development."

Here is what the release had to say about Ron:

"Dr. Ron Martin is an academic member of SIA, director of the Open Security Exchange and a professor of practice at Capitol Technology University in the areas of critical infrastructure; industrial control system security; and identity, credential and access management. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1999 and the U.S. government in 2011 and has served as a civilian police officer in the commonwealth of Virginia and held roles with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Martin is a member of SIA’s Standards Committee, a board member of the International Foundation for Protection Officers, the North Louisiana vice president of InfraGard Louisiana, the ASIS International assistant regional vice president for Louisiana and Mississippi, a fellow with the Institute of Critical Infrastructure Technology and a member of the Cloud Security Alliance and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Zero-Trust Committees.

Martin holds a Ph.D. in technology from Capitol Technology University, a master’s degree in management from Frostburg State University, a bachelor’s degree in police and public administration from George Mason University and an AAS degree in police science from Northern Virginia Community College."

“The industry has afforded me opportunities beyond my expectations. It now time for every leader to reach out and guide the next generation,” said Martin. “To see young security professionals grasp this industry as their vocation is gratifying. I strive to provide them with some of the tools of success.”

Read the rest of the news release here.


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