Annual Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence
Each year, one security professional or an organization is recognized for professional excellence or outstanding service in the security profession by the International Foundation for Protection Officers. The selected individual or organization is the recipient of the Annual Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence.
Prestigious Opportunity & International Exposure
For over three decades, Bill covered and shaped the security industry. His knowledge of the industry, his readers, the advertisers of the publications and their services have brought great value to his contributions. Bill strived to serve the industry with Professional Excellence.
“We are very proud to have had Bill serve on the IFPO Board of Directors for more than a decade," Davies said. "His long and outstanding service to our organization made a significant difference. Bill had given strategic direction and vision to the foundation. As an industry insider, his leadership was instrumental in making the foundation the success it is today."
2022 Award Recipient
Dr. Victoria Omonigho Ekhomu
The International Foundation for Protection Officers and Security Magazine announce the 2023 award recipient of the Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence. In 2017, the International Foundation for Protection Officers, in conjunction with Security Magazine, announced the Inaugural Bill Zalud Memorial Award for Professional Excellence, an award that recognizes one security professional or an organization for professional excellence or outstanding service in the security profession.
Dr (Amb), Chief, Victoria Omonigho Ekhomu was born in Igueben Edo State of Nigeria. She is the Group Managing Director/CEO of TRANSWORLD SECURITY, a foremost asset Protection Company. The President of School of Management & Security. Dr Ekhomu is also the President of Association of Security & Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON).
Congratulations to Dr. Victoria Omonigho Ekhomu, and here's to many more years of excellence in the security industry!
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For Past Award Recipients & Runner Ups
Please visit our Previous Recipients page.
ABOUT BILL ZALUD: Zalud served in the U.S. Army for many years. In 1987, Zalud became the editor of SECURITY MAGAZINE and SDM Magazine. He spent over three decades covering and shaping the security industry. His knowledge of the industry, his readers, the advertisers of the publications and their products and services brought great value to his contributions.
In 2009, Zalud became the editor emeritus working with Editor Diane Ritchey. He continued to do research, writing insightful articles, columns and blogs. He wrote the Zalud Report, a popular column about technology and industry trends, up until a few years ago. The archives of his column are available online at securitymagazine.com.