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ASIS international has several resources available for media including the most recent ASIS Annual Report, an ASIS Fact Sheet, and timely security resources, including white papers, webinars, book excerpts, and recorded conference sessions, for security professionals worldwide to help deter, prevent, and minimize future attacks.

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Recent Press Releases

More than 13,000 Registrants from 85 Nations Participate in GSX 2022

26 September 2022

Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2022 has concluded at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The event offered discussion and idea exchanges for the global security community. Attendance exceeded projections, with more than 13,000 registrants from 85 countries along with more than 400 exhibitors demonstrating the latest security solutions.

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Executive Leadership

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Malcolm C. Smith, CPP

2022 ASIS International President

Malcolm C. Smith, CPP, is the 67th president of ASIS International.
Smith is a South African citizen with more than 30 years of international working experience in security and risk management. He has held several senior management roles in the public and private sectors. An ASIS member since 2004, he has been a regional volunteer leader within ASIS for more than a decade.
Smith holds a Henley Executive MBA, a (LL.B) Bachelor of Law Degree, Graduate Certificate for Executive Leadership in Information Assurance and an Associate Degree in Security Risk Management.
View a list of previous ASIS presidents.

Peter J. O’Neil, FASAE, CAE

Chief Executive Officer

Peter O’Neil assumed the position of CEO of ASIS International in January 2016. Prior to joining ASIS, O’Neil served as CEO of the AIHA, an international professional society representing 10,000 occupational and environmental health and safety professionals globally. In his professional career O’Neil has become known for transforming organizations by creating high performing, diverse, and inclusive teams and cultures.
He has served in several executive volunteer leadership positions over the past twenty years in ASAE, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, for-profit customer advisory boards, and various other association management organizations. He is an author and frequent presenter, facilitator, and speaker at conference events.
He is a graduate of Syracuse University and holds a Bachelor of Science in International Relations. Additional post-graduate work was conducted in public administration, knowledge management, and association management.

ASIS International Global Board of Directors
ASIS 2022 Global Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Malcolm C. Smith, CPP
Qatar Museums Authority | Doha, Qatar
Timothy M. McCreight, CPP
CGI | Calgary, Canada
Cy A. Oatridge, CPP
OSG | Tacoma, WA, USA
Chief Executive Officer
Peter J. O'Neil, FASAE, CAE
ASIS International | Alexandria, VA, USA

​At Large Directors

Pablo Colombres, CPP
GIF International | Sao Paulo, Brazil

Axel Petri, CPP
Deutsche Telekom AG | Bonn, Germany

Chiko Scozzafava
Ewa Beach, Hawaii, USA
Joe M. Olivarez, Jr.
Jacobs | Houston, TX, USA

M. Brian Reid, CPP
Palo Alto Networks | Santa Clara, CA, USA

Eddie Sorrells, CPP, PCI, PSP
DSI Security Services | Dothan, Alabama, USA

Ex-Officio Voting Directors

Brian J. Allen, CPP
Security Risk Governance Group | Norwalk, Connecticut, USA
Scott A. Lowther, CPP, PCI
PetroChina | Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada

Ex-Officio Non-Voting Directors

Werner J. Cooreman, CPP, PSP
Solvay | Kapellen, Belgium
Joseph Lee Rector, CPP, PCI, PSP
316th Security Forces Group | La Plata, Maryland, USA

Regional Board Directors

​European Regional Board of Directors
North American Regional Board of Directors
Eric de Vries, CPP, PSP
DutchRisk BV | Dinxperlo, The Netherlands
Donna M. Kobzaruk
JPMorgan Chase | Chicago, Illinois, USA

Subject Matter Expertise from the ASIS Community

ASIS members possess a broad scope of expertise ranging from Executive Protection to Enterprise Security Risk Management and emerging concerns such as IoT and blockchain security. Our councils provide expertise in 34 security practice areas.