Gary S. Miville of Warwick, Rhode Island, has been named the 2014 Council Chairman of the Year of ASIS International, the leading association for security management professionals worldwide. Awarded annually since 1980, this prestigious award honors individuals for outstanding contributions to both ASIS and the security profession.
A 32-year member of ASIS International (ASIS), Miville is chairman of the Cultural Properties Council, which serves as the leading resource for education, outreach, and suggested protection for cultural institutions including museums, libraries, faith-based organizations, performing arts centers, and cultural facilities. As chairman, he sets the direction for council activities including newsletters, white papers, webinars, and education sessions for the Annual Seminar and Exhibits.
“Gary possesses all the critical competencies required of a leader including; creativity, strategic planning, decision making, drawing out the maximum performance of others, and being persuasive in influencing others to succeed,” said David J. Gibbs, CPP, ASIS Council Vice President. “He is by far one of the most effective and committed leaders for ASIS that I have had the pleasure of knowing. I can think of no one more deserving of this award than Gary S. Miville.”
The Regional Vice President for USentra/RIBI Security, a full-service New England-based privately-owned contract security company, Miville’s 40-years of security management experience includes tenures as a Security Coordinator with The Travelers and Area Vice President with Securitas. He became involved with cultural properties while working closely with talented professionals like William Powers at the Clark Art Institute and Steve Layne of the IFCPP.
“This award is the highlight of my 32-year experience with ASIS. For me, this is truly a team award—one that I share with every member of the council," said Miville. "Council Vice President David Gibbs, CPP, has guided and supported our work and I am sure that we would not have been as successful without his mentorship.”
Miville believes that the benefits received from supporting ASIS are returned tenfold. “Every member should try and give back to our profession and to help raise the bar. As we mature we should reach back to others and become a mentor.” He has two young professionals on the Cultural Properties Council, which he says are vital to the achievement of the Council’s goals.
“We are a community that shares knowledge and helps others by opening doors. You always have a peer you can call for advice when you belong to ASIS and nowadays you end up having relationships that are worldwide.” Learn more about ASIS Councils and apply online.