Bonnie Michelman has been named the 2021 recipient of the Security Industry Association (SIA) Insightful Practitioner Award, an honor recognizing excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions. Michelman is the executive director of police, security and outside services at Massachusetts General Hospital (Mass General) and for Mass General Brigham Corporation.
Michelman has 30+ years of corporate security leadership experience. In addition to her roles with Mass General and Mass General Brigham Corporation, she serves as president of the board of International Association for Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS) Foundation and is past president of the International Security Management Association, ASIS International and IAHSS. She is on the Regional Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation League and the advisory council for Hostage US. Michelman held roles in the public sector from 2010-2015 via the Department of Homeland Security. She has also been an advocate for increasing diversity within the security industry.
Michelman is a prominent security thought leader and has spoken at a variety of industry conferences and events, including SIA’s Securing New Ground conference and the 2021 Vertical Insights Health Care Security Symposium. She helped SIA in launching its Health Care Security Interest Group and has supported several of its projects, including a white paper on mitigating the risk of workplace violence in health care settings.
SIA’s Insightful Practitioner Award is presented annually to a security practitioner who demonstrates leadership and excellence in promoting the implementation of innovative security solutions through education, advocacy and teamwork with the security industry and other stakeholders. SIA will present Michelman with the award on Wednesday, November 17, during the 2021 SIA Honors cocktail reception.