Homeland Security Today(HSToday) hosted the 11th Homeland Security Today Holiday Hero Awards gala last week at the Columbus Club of Arlington, Virginia. The awards recognized those who have dedicated their careers to making our nation safer within the homeland security enterprise and citizens who contribute.
Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director James “Chris” Stallings received the Homeland Security Person of the Year – State award for facing daunting challenges, assuming additional roles and responsibilities while continuing to put the people of his state first and working to find ways to increase our nation’s security.
“We are so proud to honor the most humble, talented, creative, innovative, hard-working, driven people we’ve ever had the honor of serving,” said Kristina Tanasichuk, founder and CEO of the Government Technology and Services Coalition and executive editor of Homeland Security Today. “Being able to amplify what they do, day in and day out, how they persevere to fight external enemies and internal bureaucracy, funding challenges, divisive politics, apathy, and so much more is a true testament to their character and, frankly, a representation of all that is right with America.”
The Government Technology & Services Coalition and Homeland Security Today congratulated all of the honorees along with thanking the entire homeland community for persevering and excelling through exceptional challenges.