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.
Allied Universal security officers and the company’s “Machines as a Service” robots will patrol the exhibit hall Allied Universal, a leading facility services company and the largest security force in North America with over 140,000 employees, will provide physical security at ASIS International’s 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits in Orlando, Florida, from September 12 to 15. Allied Universal security officers as well as the company’s new “Machines as a Service” robots will patrol the exhibit hall to help ensure a safe and secure environment. Security partnership “We are happy to partner with Allied Universal for security for the ASIS conference,” said Dan Taylor, Principal, Dan Taylor & Associates, LLC. “For five years we have worked together to provide a security presence that the ASIS organisation, exhibitors and attendees have come to rely on. Through this partnership we are taking security to a new level at the 2016 conference with the addition of robots to the team of high quality, responsive security officers.” Allied Universal has also been selected to present five educational sessions during the conference. Allied Universal is proud to support the security industry's premier event offering industry professionals the opportunity to exchange ideas, best practices, technology and solutions with the participation at these five featured events. Educational sessions presented by Allied Universal Attendees will be able tounderstand the tactics thatlitigators use to tear apart eventhe most carefully crafted policies and practices “Liability Arising from Appropriate Use of Deadly Force” is Monday, September 12, from 1:45 to 3:00 p.m. in Room W305AB. Attendees will be able to understand the tactics that litigators use to tear apart even the most carefully crafted policies and practices. Panellists include Geoff Craighead, Vice President, Allied Universal; Bonnie Michelman, Director of Police, Security and Outside Services, Massachusetts General Hospital; Kathryn Canale, Partner, Bradley & Gmelich; Jaimee Wellerstein, Associate, Bradley & Gmelich; Barry Bradley, Managing Partner, Bradley & Gmelich; and Gary Bradley, Chief Legal Officer, St. Moritz Security Services, Inc.“Get Ready for a Weather-Related Crisis” is Tuesday, September 13, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Room W311A. Attendees will learn how to leverage a security organisation in support of a weather-related emergency preparedness plan. Panellists include Alan Stein, Vice President, Marketing Services and Product Development, Allied Universal; Susana Mueller, Emergency Management and Business Continuity Director, TECO Energy, Inc; and Samuel Harvill, Jr., Security Operations Manager for Broward County.“Trends That Affect Today’s Security Industry” is Wednesday, September 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Room W308AB. This session will share best practices to combat major issues including the security industry’s role in preventing and responding to workplace violence events, designing a business continuity plan, protecting businesses from terrorism and meeting the demand for cybersecurity solutions. Panellists include Rik Lisko, Vice President, Business Development, Allied Universal; Michael Bouchard, Chief Security Officer – Sterling Global Operations, Security Dynamics Group, LLC; Godfried Hendriks, Managing Director, GOING Consultancy BV; Jeffrey Lee, CPP, Technical Security Advisor, Saudi Aramco; and John Petruzzi, Vice President, Enterprise Security Operations, Time Warner Cable.“Blueprint for Managing Table Exercises” is Wednesday, September 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room W311A. Attendees will learn how to create an effective tabletop drill that involves essential personnel. Presenters include Paul Caruso, Director of Higher Education, Allied Universal, and Alan Snow, Director, Safety and Security, Boston Properties. “Domestic Threats: Understanding Active Shooter Response” is Wednesday, September 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Room W307AB. Attendees will learn how to develop a high-level overview of terrorism awareness that provides insight for an effective emergency response plan. Panellists include Ken Bukowski, Vice President of Vertical Markets, Allied Universal; Rik Lisko, Vice President, Business Development, Allied Universal; and Danny Coulson, Consultant, Coulson, Jackson. Save Save