The Charles Sennewald Distinguished Service Accolade is the IAPSC’s most prestigious award for a security executive, educator, author, or industry leader who has made an outstanding and significant contribution to the security profession. In 2016, IAPSC was proud to present the award to Ms. Sandi J. Davies.
On the right, Sandi is pictured with IAPSC President Harold Gillens receiving her award during the IAPSC Annual Conference on Tuesday, April 19 in Charleston, SC.
Ms. Davies began her career in 1980 with a primary focus on personnel administration. She became deeply involved in training and was instrumental in developing security officer training programs for a major national guard company. Her interest grew in 1988 when she joined the newly formed International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) as an administrative assistant. In 1991, she was named IFPO’s Executive Director. She has been a driving force in Foundation program development worldwide and administration ever since, including the creation of an industry certification program that is now certifying over 60,000 officers.
She is a Quarter Century member of ASIS International and has served in various executive positions at the chapter level. She is a member and former chair of the ASIS International Security Services Council and a member of the Women in Security Council.
Ms. Davies is also a writer and editor. She co-authored “The Security Supervisor Training Manual” and she has served as editor of “Protection Officer News,” for the more than two decades. Now she is working on a book recognizing outstanding women in the security.