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ASIS International’s Young Professionals Community has been an enthusiastic and effective contributor and ambassador to the broader security community. It regularly hosts community events with featured speakers, partners with other communities and chapters to deliver exceptional content, and it’s a go-to resource when headquarters needs an inspirational ASIS story to tell.

One thing was missing, though. The name of the community, “Young Professionals,” was falling flat. For some, the term implies amateurish or even lack of maturity. To better capture the spirit of the community, it will now be called the NextGen Community.

“We felt this change was necessary to authentically represent our community,” says Christina Pryka, who serves NextGen as its engagement chair. “While age is a factor, our members’ experiences and abilities were not fully represented under the previous brand. This change also positions our community as a support for other communities. NextGeners are dynamic members of other subject area communities in tandem. The rebranding is a public declaration of our purpose and aspirational impact.”

The focus of NextGen continues to be professionals younger than 40 who are new to the security industry. For more information, visit the NextGen Community on ASIS Connects.

In addition, check out the entire roster of 36 ASIS communities. Some are focused on particular industries, others on specific security disciplines. All are open to any ASIS member and are built to foster collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and, well, community.

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As originally published in the GSX Daily on 13 September 2022.