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Advisory Board Member Bio

Meet Don

Don Erickson was appointed CEO of the Security Industry Association on Nov. 1, 2011. He previously served as SIA director of government relations from 2006 to 2011. As CEO, he leads implementation of SIA’s Board Strategic Framework and oversees SIA’s collaboration with industry and vertical market associations and organizations. He is responsible for management of SIA’s operations and programs including marketing, government relations, education and standards initiatives and serves as the organization’s primary liaison to ISC Events. Prior to joining SIA, Erickson served as manager of legislative affairs for Alcatel and legislative director for the Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies (OPASTCO). He spent six years on the senior legislative staff of U.S. Sen. Rod Grams, where he facilitated the enactment of legislation pertaining to criminal justice, telecommunications and technology policy. Erickson has served as a member of several boards including The Catholic University of America Alumni Association, Mission 500, the National Capital Region Security Forum, and the IAHSS Foundation. He was selected as a Top CEO by CEO Update magazine in 2013 and recently named by Security magazine as “One of the Most Influential People in Security” in 2018.