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Peter J.O’Neil appointed ASIS International Executive Vice President and CEO

Published on 23 December, 2015
Peter J.O’Neil has demonstrated exceptional aptitude for business and a rare passion for professional advancement
O’Neil will succeed Michael J. Stack, who will retire at the end of 2015 following a 22-year tenure as CEO

ASIS International (ASIS) recently announced that Peter J. O’Neil, FASAE, CAE, has been confirmed as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer. ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest membership organisation for security management professionals that crosses industry sectors. O’Neil will succeed Michael J. Stack, who will retire at the end of 2015 following a 22-year tenure as the organisation’s CEO.

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“It is a critical time for our association and our industry-at-large as unique threat scenarios continue to arise globally driven by world events and advances in technology. As adversaries are multiplying and becoming more sophisticated, our role in preparing security management practitioners worldwide to mitigate threats to their people, property and information has become more vital than ever before,” said ASIS President Dave N. Tyson, CPP. “Peter is definitely the leader we need at this point in time to take our organisation forward. Beyond his remarkable leadership and management skills, he has clearly demonstrated an exceptional aptitude for business and a rare passion for professional advancement.”

O’Neil is currently the CEO of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), an international professional society representing 10,000 occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. Located in Fairfax, VA, the association is supported by nearly 50 staff and has 73 chapters. The organisation has a consolidated $21m annual operating budget. In addition to AIHA, O’Neil also has management responsibilities for three limited liability companies, a related education oriented foundation, a foundation that establishes guideline values for exposure limits, and a newly formed Product Stewardship Society.

“ASIS is an outstanding organisation with a solid, rich history of achievement and exceptional resources,” observed O’Neil. “I am honoured to have this opportunity to lead a talented staff of professionals and to collaborate with a vibrant global network of volunteer leaders and members to advance and grow the association in the months and years ahead.”


Over the past ten years, O’Neil has served in leadership positions with the US Chamber of Commerce, Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), and The Center for Association Leadership. He is a past chair of ASAE and a past chair of the ASAE Foundation. He received the Certified Association Executive (CAE) certification in 1998 and was named as an ASAE Fellow in 2006. An author, O’Neil frequently presents, facilitates, and speaks at various conferences.

O’Neil graduated from Syracuse University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations. Additional post-graduate work was conducted in public administration, knowledge management, and association management. He resides with his family in Arlington, VA.

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