Ira A. Lipman

Title: Security Service Company Executive

Company: Guardsmark, Inc.

Location: Memphis, TN United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Recipient, Colonel Edgar B. Watson Award, National Association of Security Companies, New York (2014)
  • Recipient, Gershom Mendes Seixas Award, Columbia/Barnard Hillel (2006)
  • Recipient, The Wharton School Dean’s Medal, University of Pennsylvania (2004)
  • Recipient, Stanley C. Pace Award for Leadership in Ethics, Ethics Resource Center (2002)
  • Recipient, Corporate Citizenship Award, Committee for Economic Development (2002)
  • Recipient, The Interfaith Medallion, International Council of Christians and Jews (1992)
  • Honoree, Security Person of the Year, Security Letter (1988)
  • Recipient, Sam Beber Distinguished Aleph Zadik Aleph Alumnus Award, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (1988)
  • Recipient, Junior Achievement Master of Free Enterprise Award, Memphis, TN (1987)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Community Sales Award, Sales and Marketing Executives of Memphis (1987)
  • Recipient, Israel Freedom Award, The State of Israel Bonds Organization (1987)
  • Recipient, Humanitarian of the Year Award, National Conference of Christians and Jews, Memphis, TN (1985)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, NAACP (1983)
  • Entrepreneurial Fellow, University of Memphis (1976)
  • Honoree, Best Corporate Chief Executive of Achievement, Gallagher Presidents’ Report (1974)
  • Honoree, Outstanding Young Men of America (1970)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2010)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Marquis Who’s Who (1985-1988, 1994-1997, 2000-2003)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1997, 1999-2000, 2002-2004, 2006-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the East, Marquis Who’s Who (1986-1987, 1989-1998, 2006-2015)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Marquis Who’s Who (1986-1989, 1991-1998, 2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-1990, 1993-1994, 1996-1998, 2000-2001, 2004-2015)


  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Northeastern University
  • Honorary Doctor of Laws, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School
  • Coursework, Ohio Wesleyan University

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