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ASIS News July 2015

​ASIS Launches China Security Conference 

ASIS International has announced that it will organize its first international event in mainland China, which will be held at the beginning of December. The tentative dates are December 3 and 4. The ASIS China Security Conference (ASIS China 2015) will consist of one-and-a-half days of educational sessions, a networking reception, and a lunch. The event follows the establishment of the ASIS Shanghai Chapter in 2014, strong membership growth in China, and accords with the ASIS Board of Directors’ goal of increasing the Society’s global presence. 

 This first iteration of the event will bring together a potential 100 to 150 key decision makers in corporate security from China, Asia, and the rest of the world.​

Security Documents and Project Management Workshop

Fifty-two people attended the inaugural Security Documents and Project Management workshop in San Diego, California. This new two-day program offers a detailed look at how facilities and projects are documented today. Whether trying to work with a local security vendor on a specific upgrade or helping the facilities department create a new facility, the language of project documentation can be daunting to the uninitiated security professional. A fundamental knowledge of how security-related facility projects are done is key to a project’s success. Understanding the design and construction process and its related documentation enhances the value of an educated facilities security program team member.

The class was taught by leading secu­rity design architects, engineers, and secu­rity experts, who shared their experiences in completing cost-effective facility security designs and projects. They were: Rick Lavelle, PSP, principal architect and owner, Creador Architecture, LLC; Mark Schreiber, CPP, president and principal consultant, Safeguard Consulting, Inc.; and J. Kelly Stewart, managing principal and CSO, Newcastle Consulting, LLC.

The curriculum included document management, the project predesign phase, the project phase, the bidding and contract phase, security consultants, security program integration, security system documentation, managing project changes, and completing the process.

SRVP, RVP, and Council Chair Awards Given

Bill Bradshaw, CPP, senior regional vice president (SRVP) of ASIS International Group 6 (Canada) has been named the 2014 SRVP of the Year. Additionally, Charles Andrews, CPP, regional vice president (RVP) of Group 3-C (Texas), has been honored as 2014 RVP of the Year, and Gary S. Miville, chair of the ASIS Cultural Properties Council, has been named the 2014 Council Chair of the Year. The announcements were made, and the winners honored, during the ASIS Annual Volunteer Leadership Conference on January 22 in Arlington, Virginia.

The Annual SRVP of the Year Award recognizes the significant contributions made by an outstanding SRVP to the regions within their assigned group, to ASIS, and to the security profession during the SRVP’s term of office. The Annual RVP of the Year Award recognizes the significant contributions made by an outstanding RVP to the chapters within his or her region, to ASIS, and to the security profession during the Regional Vice President’s term of office. The ASIS Council Chair of the Year Award recognizes chairs who perform their volunteer leadership positions with exceptional dedication and excellence.

All three of the awards also highlight excellence in support of the ASIS Strategic Plan in adhering to the goals and objectives; promotion of activities within the group or region in the areas of growth, professionalism, and influence on behalf of ASIS; the degree of assistance to increase region and chapter participation in membership recruitment and retention; mentorship of potential, new and existing ASIS members; and overall leadership.

Bradshaw is director of Bill Bradshaw Consulting, which specializes in assessment, system design, and project management for electronic access control, closed circuit video surveillance, intrusion alarm, and security lighting systems for commercial, industrial, institutional, and government building applications. Bradshaw has more than 25 years of experience in the field of security systems. He also has extensive experience in electronic security hardware and software, industry installation best practices, and overall physical security.

Andrews possesses 35 years of law enforcement, corporate security, business risk, and consulting experience, as well as experience in training and education in both domestic and international venues. He is chief security officer (CSO) of Butchko, Inc., of Houston, Texas, which is a provider of innovative solutions to challenging security requirements and of professional services focused in and around CSOs and their programs.

Miville is regional vice president for USentra/RIBI Security, a full-service, New England-based, privately-owned contract security company. Miville’s 40 years of security management experience includes tenures as a security coordinator with The Travelers and as area vice president with Securitas.

Bradshaw, Andrews, and Miville have all contributed enormous time and energy to ASIS. Miville says he believes that the benefits received from supporting the Society are many and that giving back is vital. “Every member should try and give back to our profession and to help raise the bar,” he states.