ASIS International, the association for security management professionals, announces the full slate of directors for their 2021 Global Board. The Global Board of Directors, first installed in 2020, is a major step in the association’s transition to a new global governance structure that allows ASIS to better provide service to its members at the local, regional, and global levels. Global Board director Timothy M. McCreight, CPP, of Canada, was selected by the board to serve as Secretary-Treasurer in 2021. Serving second term McCreight joins President John A. Petruzzi Jr., CPP, of the United States; President-Elect Malcolm C. Smith, CPP, of Qatar; and ASIS Chief Executive Officer Peter J. O’Neil on the 2021 Global Board Executive Committee. The security leaders selected for three-year at large director terms beginning in 2021 include Pablo Colombres, CPP, of Brazil; Joe M. Olivarez, Jr., of the United States; Axel Petri of Germany; and Eddie Sorrells, CPP, PCI, PSP, of the United States. Colombres will be serving a second term as at large Director. Chiko Scozzafava, of the United States, was selected to serve the remaining year of McCreight’s at large term on the Global board. Committee evaluated candidates The new directors of the Global board were selected in October 2020 by a nominating committee The new directors of the Global board were selected in October 2020 by a nominating committee comprised of 2019 ASIS President Christina Duffey, CPP; McCreight and fellow Global Board member Jaime P. Owens, CPP; and member-elected representatives Melissa Mack, CPP, Gary L. Miller, CPP, PCI, PSP, and Werner Cooreman, CPP, PSP. The committee evaluated candidates according to core ASIS values and competencies—including management experience, knowledge of ASIS and the security profession, strategy development and visionary thinking, leadership skills, and cultural intelligence. The global board approved the new director slate on 10 November. Establishing regional boards Continuing as an at large director from the 2020 Global board is Malcolm B. Reid, CPP, of the United States. Serving as ex-officio representatives to the 2021 Global board are leaders from various ASIS volunteer groups, namely: Scott A. Lowther, CPP, PCI, representing the CSO Center Board (voting member) Cy A. Oatridge, CPP, representing the ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees (voting member) Bernard D. Greenawalt, CPP, representing the Professional Standards Board (non-voting member) Kristiina Mellin, CPP, PCI, PSP, representing the Professional Certification Board (non-voting member) In 2022, ASIS will establish regional boards to support members in Europe and North America. And, after that, every region around the globe. When fully implemented, each regional board will assume a seat on the Global board.
ASIS International, the association of security management professionals, is pleased to congratulate the winners of the ASIS Foundation’s 2019 scholarships and grants. In all, the Foundation awarded 54 scholarships totaling more than $38,000 — including 34 scholarships for ASIS certifications that were awarded to ASIS members in 15 countries and six academic scholarships awarded to students pursuing careers in security management. “The ASIS Foundation has no greater mission than to position security professionals for longterm success,” says Cy Oatridge, president, ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees. “The Foundation is grateful for the support of our partners, as we strive to strengthen our profession for the years to come.” Partners with Securitas and IFPO Industry specific professional certifications are becoming more valuable than some degree programs"These scholarships were made possible by the generous support of individuals, ASIS chapters, and supporting organizations like Securitas and the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO). For the first time, the ASIS Foundation partnered with IFPO to award 14 scholarships for IFPO’s Certified Protection Officer (CPO) and Certified in Security Supervision and Management (CSSM) programs. “Industry specific professional certifications are becoming more valuable than some degree programs,” says Sandi Davies, executive director, IFPO. “It delights us to partner with the ASIS Foundation to offer scholarships to deserving candidates, fast tracking their path to become future industry leaders.” Promoting excellence in security practice In addition to scholarship programs, the Foundation also awarded grants to promote excellence in security practice. The Public-Private Partnership Grant in honor of Matthew Simeone, made possible by the support of the ASIS Law Enforcement Liaison Council, is a $4000 grant awarded to a full-service law enforcement agency in support of an active partnership with the private sector. The 2019 recipient of this grant is the Hennepin County Sherriff’s Office (HCSO) in Minneapolis, MN, USA, in recognition of their HCSO Shield information-sharing program. With more than 1300 registered members, the HCSO Shield program is the largest Shield network outside of the New York Police Department (NYPD). The Security Education Grant in honor of Roy Bordes provides up to $10,000 in support of an ASIS chapter’s efforts to conduct a two-day, locally delivered security education program. The 2019 grant was awarded to the ASIS Asunción Paraguay chapter. The chapter’s resulting security management training will take place in 2020. The full list of 2019 ASIS Foundation scholarship and grant recipients is available on the ASIS website. The application window for 2020 scholarship and grant applications will be open from February 1 – April 15, 2020.