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ASIS International Appoints Shannon Burch as New Vice President, Events and Business Development


Alexandria, Va. 2016-06-06

ASIS International (ASIS) has announced Shannon Burch, CEM, as the new Vice President of Events and Business Development. Burch, who previously served as Director of Exhibits, now oversees the entirety of the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as overall business development. ASIS is the leading organization for security management professionals worldwide.

“We are pleased to have Shannon step into this expanded role,” says Peter J. O’Neil, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, ASIS International. “Her vast institutional knowledge and longtime success with the Exhibits portion of our Annual Seminar make her ideally suited for this new Vice President position.”

Burch has been with ASIS for twenty-four years and has overseen the growth of the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, which tripled in size from 80,000 square feet to 225,000 square feet. During her tenure, the show has evolved from a niche event to a broad show encompassing the entire security spectrum. Burch is positive about the future of ASIS, “We want to implement and utilize new event technologies, engagement, and learning techniques to make ASIS International not only the leading provider of education and events in the security industry, but also to be known as a leader of innovative events.”

The 62nd Annual Seminar and Exhibits, taking place September 12-15, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, will be the first conference under Burch’s leadership. With more than 20,000 cyber and operational security professionals expected to attend and a tradeshow floor with new educational opportunities such as the Systems Integrator track and Residential Security Pavilion, this year’s program is shaping up to be a memorable year. O’Neil concludes, “We’re confident that Shannon’s tradeshow expertise and security industry knowledge will help grow ASIS International this year and in the years to come.”

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ASIS International (ASIS) is the largest membership organization for security management professionals that crosses industry sectors, embracing every discipline along the security spectrum from operational to cybersecurity. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of security professionals at all levels.

Through hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS develops and delivers board certifications and industry standards, hosts networking opportunities, publishes the award-winning Security Management magazine, and offers educational programs, including the Annual Seminar and Exhibits—the security industry’s most influential event. Whether providing thought leadership through the CSO Center for the industry’s most senior executives or advocating before business, government, or the media, ASIS is focused on advancing the profession, and ensuring that the security community has access to intelligence, resources, and technology needed within the business enterprise.