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ASIS International Announces Appointments to its 2020 Global Board of Directors

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New 14-member Global Board features members from four continents and six countries

Alexandria, VA (September 9, 2019)ASIS International, the world’s largest association for security management professionals, today announced the full slate of directors for its new Global Board during the opening General Session at Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019.

The installation of the ASIS Global Board of Directors is a major landmark in the association’s transition to a new global governance structure that will allow for ASIS to service its members significantly better at the local, regional, and global levels.

When the Global Board is officially seated on January 1, 2020, Pablo Colombres, CPP, of Brazil, Timothy M. McCreight, CPP, of Canada, and Malcolm B. Reid, CPP, of the United States, will become the first at-large directors selected through the new governance processes.

These directors were chosen by a Nominating Committee comprised of ASIS Chairman of the Board Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP; Board Directors Gail Essen, CPP, PSP, and Richard F. Lisko, CPP; and member representatives Melissa Bostick, CPP, Rachelle Loyear, and Gary Miller, CPP, PCI, PSP.

Bostick, Loyear, and Miller were chosen in an open election of ASIS members in July.

In August, the Nominating Committee selected Colombres, McCreight, and Reid from a pool of 26 candidates to join the Global Board. 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 ASIS Board of Directors has dedicated years of thoughtful planning and execution to realize the goal of a Global Board supported by members in every region around the world,” says Chase, chair of the Nominating Committee. “Appointing our first at-large directors to the Global Board is a significant stride toward reaching that goal while meeting the expectations of our global membership. Those expectations were front and center throughout the selection process.”

The Global Board’s inaugural Executive Committee spans three continents—featuring President Godfried Hendriks, CPP, of the Netherlands; President-Elect John A. Petruzzi Jr., CPP, of the United States; and Secretary/Treasurer Malcolm C. Smith, CPP, of Qatar. They are joined by ASIS Chief Executive Officer Peter J. O’Neil, representing ASIS staff headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

Also new to the Global Board in 2020 are ex-officio representatives of other ASIS volunteer groups, namely:

  • ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees president Cy A. Oatridge, CPP (voting member)
  • CSO Advisory Council president Joe M. Olivarez, Jr. (voting member)
  • Commission on Standards & Guidelines chair Bernard D. Greenawalt, CPP (non-voting member)
  • Professional Certification Board president William D. Moisant, CPP, PSP (non-voting member)

Continuing as at-large directors from the 2019 Board are Darren T. Nielsen, CPP, PCI, PSP; Jaime P. Owens, CPP; and Ann Y. Trinca, CPP, PCI, PSP.

In 2021 and beyond, ASIS will establish regional boards to support members in every region around the globe. When fully implemented, each regional board will assume a seat on the Global Board.

As a first step, a Board-appointed group will meet in Prague in October to lay out the framework for the European Regional Board, which is set to debut in 2021.

To learn more about the ASIS global governance initiative and 2020 Global Board of Directors, visit


About ASIS International

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange (formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits)—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets.  Learn more about the work we do at