ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, has announced that Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP, will serve as its 2018 president. Chase will be the Society’s 63rd president, succeeding Thomas J. Langer, CPP, who will serve as 2018 chairman of the board. In addition, at the society’s annual conference, Sept. 25-28 in Dallas, TX, the results of the recent board election were announced. Members re-elected incumbents Jaime P. Owens, CPP, and John A. Petruzzi, CPP, and elected Ann Trinca, CPP, PCI, PSP and Darren Nielsen, CPP, PCI, PSP to the 17-member board. “These individuals bring a deep commitment to the Society, as well as diverse professional expertise to their leadership roles” said Peter J. O’Neil, CAE, chief executive officer, ASIS International. “Their varied perspectives will ensure ASIS is well-positioned to meet the needs of our global membership.” The 2018 ASIS International Board of Directors President: Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP, Vice President Security, General Atomics, San Diego, California President-Elect: Christina Duffey, CPP, Senior Vice President-Regional Director, Midwest Operations, SOS Security, LLC, Phoenix, Arizona Treasurer: Godfried Hendriks, CPP, Managing Consultant, GOING Consultancy B.V., Alkmaar, Netherlands Secretary: John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, Vice President, Integrated Security Solutions, G4S North America and Technology, New York, New York Chairman of the Board: Thomas J. Langer, CPP, Vice President Security, BAE Systems, Arlington, Virginia Charles E. “Chuck” Andrews, CPP, Chairman of the Board, Friends of Chuck, Houston, Texas Howard J. Belfor, CPP, President, Belfor & Associates, Black Mountain, NC Michael R. Bouchard, CPP, Chief Security Officer, Janus Global Operations, Inc., Vienna, Virginia Gail M. Essen, CPP, PSP, President, Professional Security Advisors, Andover, Minnesota Radek Havlis, CPP, Central and Eastern Europe Regional Security Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prague, Czech Republic Jeffrey J. Lee, CPP, Principal Consultant, Industrial Security Operations, Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia Richard F. “Rik” Lisko, CPP, Security Manager, North America & Latin America, Willis Watson Towers, Dallas, Texas Timothy McCreight, CPP, Director, Strategic Alliances, Hitachi Systems Security, Calgary, Canada Darren T. Nielsen, CPP, PCI, PSP, Manager, Physical & Cyber Security Audits & Investigations, Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Salt Lake City, Utah Jaime P. Owens, CPP, Security Branch Manager, Panama Canal, Panama City, Panama Malcolm C. Smith, CPP, Head of Risk Management, Qatar Museums Authority, Doha, Qatar Ann Trinca, CPP, PCI, PSP, Senior Vice President, SecTek, Reston, Virginia The office of the Secretary was filled through an election by the Board of Directors on September 25 at the ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas. The newly elected Board will assume their positions on January 1, 2018.
The event recognises four female ASIS members whose contributions have furthered the growth of women in security industry Hikvision USA, the North American leader in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products and solutions, honoured women in the security industry at yesterday’s Karen Marquez Honours, presented by ASIS International’s Women in Security council. The annual event, now in its third year, recognises four female ASIS members whose contributions have furthered the growth of women in the security industry. The Women in Security council (WIS) provides support and assistance to women in the security industry and works to inspire those interested in entering the industry. WIS supports and promotes its global members by utilising collaborated skills and talents to strengthen leadership abilities. Karen Marquez honours “We stand on three pillars: support, inspire, and promote,” explained Gail Essen, CPP, PSP, chair of the WIS Council. “Our strategic plan and the work by our twelve committees encompass these pillars to increase the number of women in the security industry. The Karen Marquez Honours are one way we support and celebrate the efforts of such women.” Karen Marquez was the co-owner and executive vice president of MVM, Inc., a physical security services firm, and had a 23-year career in security. Her service as a member of Women Business Owners and the National Association of Female Executives allowed her to bring her hands-on expertise to global management issues. Ms. Marquez died in 2006 after a long battle with cancer. Her work is carried on today by the Marquez Foundation, an organisation that helps Hispanic students achieve college education, and by WIS. This year’s honourees Hikvision was a proud sponsor of the Karen Marquez Honours, and several women from Hikvision attended the event. This year’s honourees were Sandi Davies, executive director of IFPO International, Victoria Ekhomu, managing director of Trans-World Security Systems, Julieta Munoz Cornejo, regional vice president for ASIS Mexico, and Susan Walker, regional security manager at the Department of Homeland Security. Jeffrey He, president of Hikvision USA and Hikvision Canada, remarked on the company’s commitment to women in the security industry. “As Hikvision rapidly expands in North America, we continually seek to meet the needs of our diverse array of customers. By building a team that includes a diverse group of men and women, we strengthen our own capabilities with a broader set of backgrounds, and in turn ensure the future of the company’s success. Hikvision is pleased to support Women in Security and we offer our congratulations to the Karen Marquez Honourees.”