SIA’s Don Erickson gets top honors from CEO magazine

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WASHINGTON—Don Erickson, head of the Security Industry Association, has been named as a top association executive by CEO Update magazine.

Appointed CEO in Nov. 2011, Erickson has overseen SIA’s membership growth and increased Capitol Hill lobbying, the launch of a new journal for technology end users and of Fiscal Year Informer, a journal that analyzes the federal budget process. Under Erickson, SIA kicked off a series of IT webcasts, which one nominator said furthered the SIA’s brand.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by CEO Update, particularly given that I’ve been in my job for less than two years,” said Erickson, in a prepared statement. “It’s been a critical time for the security industry, especially with regard to providing quality education for the next generation of security leaders, setting direction for the industry through standards activities and finding ways to strengthen the whole industry through collaboration with other organizations.” 

Erickson previously served as director of government relations for SIA, the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solutions providers.