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ASIS International Announces 2024 Global and Regional Board Appointments and Other Governing Boards

08 December 2023

ASIS International has announced updates to its Global Board of Directors for 2024, including Cy A. Oatridge, CPP, rising to President; Joe M. Olivarez, Jr., rising to President-Elect; and Eddie Sorrells, CPP, being named Secretary-Treasurer. ASIS has also seated the first complete edition of the Latin America Caribbean Regional Board.

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Tim M. McCreight, CPP

2023 ASIS International President

Tim M. McCreight, CPP, is the 68th president of ASIS International.

McCreight is a Canadian citizen with more than 40 years of experience working in the security sector. He started his career as a security officer in a hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba and has held leadership roles in both the physical and cyber security realms. McCreight has been a member of ASIS twice in his career, and has been volunteering for over 20 years with ASIS.

McCreight has a diploma in Computer Systems Technology from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and a Master of Science in Security & Risk Management from the University of Leicester.

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

Timothy M. McCreight, CPP
CGI | Calgary, AB, Canada
Cy A. Oatridge, CPP
OSG | Tacoma, WA, USA
Joe M. Olivarez, Jr.
Jacobs | Houston, TX, 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

Danny Chan, CPP
Mastercard International, Inc. | Singapore

Axel Petri, CPP
Deutsche Telekom AG | Bonn, Germany
Karen Frank, CPP
KPMG | Raleigh, NC, USA

Rick Kelly, CPP
Chubb | Mechanicsburg, PA, USA

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

Ex-Officio Voting Directors

Brian J. Allen, CPP
Security Risk Governance Group | Norwalk, CT, USA
Lisa Oliveri, CPP, PCI
National Democratic Institute| Aldie, VA, USA

Ex-Officio Non-Voting Directors

Werner J. Cooreman, CPP, PSP
Solvay | Kapellen, Belgium
Joshua Villines, CPP, PCI, PSP
The Human Intelligence Group | Atlanta, GA, USA

Regional Board Directors

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

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