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Alliance Security VP of Security Technology Joins SIA Executive Council

Paul Schmick, vice president of security technology at Alliance Security, has been appointed to the Security Industry Association (SIA) Executive Council.

Established in 2017, the SIA Executive Council is a panel of security industry thought leaders from SIA member companies and a forum that offers input on how market developments influence the association’s strategy and key initiatives. The SIA Executive Council advises the SIA Board of Directors on how to grow member value.

“I am honored to join such an elite body of professionals who continue not only to advance, but innovate this industry,” Schmick comments. “I look forward to synergizing with fellow security leaders, experts and colleagues to help shape the future of the security industry.”

At Alliance Security, Schmick leads the security technology division and serves as the CTO and operations officer. In this role, he directs Alliance’s security technology strategy and portfolio of managed service offerings, which includes video surveillance, access control, intrusion detection, biometric and cybersecurity technology platforms.

Alliance’s client base includes some of the highest-profile organizations and real estate properties in the world, according to an announcement.

“Paul Schmick is a very accomplished leader in the security industry, and SIA is proud to welcome him to the SIA Executive Council,” says Ric McCullough, chair of the SIA Executive Council. “We look forward to working with Paul and know he will bring great value to the council’s efforts.”

In addition to his role at Alliance, Schmick is a media contributor and professor. He serves as an adjunct professor for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security – Transportation Security Administration Partnership Program at Des Moines Area Community College and instructs coursework in the disciplines of border security, transportation security and cyberterrorism.

He is a media contributor at BNC, CNN and MSNBC and provides on-air analysis of security incidents and U.S. policy impacting aviation security, border security and national security matters. Schmick holds a position on the Advisory Council for the College of Security Studies at Colorado Technical University and is a Cybersecurity Advisory Council Member at PSA Security Network.

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