Chief Executive Officer|
Security Industry Association
8405 Colesville Rd., Ste. 500
Silver Spring, Md. 20910
Don Erickson is CEO of the Security Industry Association (SIA).
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, Erickson 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, industry outreach, and programs including 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, R-Minn., where he facilitated the enactment of legislation pertaining to criminal justice, telecommunications and technology policy.
Erickson currently serves as a member of The Catholic University of America Alumni Association Board of Governors and the ASAE Key Issues Advisory Committee (KIAC). Erickson was selected as a Top CEO by CEO Update magazine in 2013.