DiMartino Earns Criscuoli Award
The 2015 winner of the E.J. Criscuoli Jr., CPP Volunteer Leadership Award is Christopher DiMartino, CPP. The Criscuoli Award specifically recognizes a member who deserves special recognition for volunteer leadership at the chapter level.
"When it comes to seeking the definition of a true supporter of ASIS International and a person who has committed many years and hours of volunteer leadership Chris DiMartino provides a perfect example for all to follow," wrote Rick Youngblood in putting forth the nomination.
DiMartino currently is chair of the Richmond Chapter--a position he has held since 2013. He is also chair of the ASIS Investigations Council, and is a member of the Women in Security Council. Since joining ASIS in 1997, he has attended every Annual Seminar and Exhibits as a paid attendee.
DiMartino has held numerous leadership positions in the Richmond Chapter. In addition to his current post, he was chapter chair in 2002 and 2010. He was the chapter's vice chair in 2001 and its treasurer in 2000 and 2005. He also served on the chapter's Legislative Committee from 2005 to 2007 and again in 2009.
In addition, DiMartino actively worked on CPP Review courses at the chapter level and helped to ensure that many members studied for and passed the exam. He wrote the chapter's newsletter and organized an annual golf event to raise money for the chapter's scholarship fund. He created Gmail, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages for the chapter in an effort to double attendance at meetings.
When approached about representing ASIS at the regional level, DiMartino agreed to become an assistant Regional Vice President in 2005. After two years in that position, he became a Regional Vice President, a post he held from 2007 to 2011.
Moving onto the ASIS council scene, DiMartino became a member of the Physical Security Council from 2012 through 2014. He joined the Investigations Council in 2013 and worked to ensure that all members were active and committed to its success. To ensure that the council stays on a good path, DiMartino is continuing to serve as its chair. In the same manner, he became a member of the Women in Security Council to share his history of professionalism and volunteer leadership with the many women in the security profession.
The Criscuoli Award recognizes DiMartino's tireless interest in fostering the programs of his chapter, the region, and ASIS councils. But the recognition includes more than applause and a plaque. The Criscuoli Award also includes complimentary registration, transportation, and accommodations at this year's Seminar and Exhibits plus a significant donation to the ASIS Foundation and the recipient's chapter in his name.
ASIS President Dave N. Tyson, CPP, will present the Criscuoli award to this most deserving chapter volunteer during Tuesday's Networking Luncheon.