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ASIS News November 2016


Last July and August, the members of ASIS International cast online ballots and chose eight of their peers to represent them on the ASIS Board of Directors for the next three years. The ballots were received and tallied by an independent agency. The newly elected board members were introduced during ASIS 2016. The following members have been tapped by their peers for these important leadership positions. 

Charles Andrews, CPP, is chairman of the board, Friends of Chuck, and a global security ​advisor. He has been an ASIS member since 1991 and joined the CSO Center for Leadership and Development in 2012. 

Before being elected to the board, Andrews was regional vice president (RVP) for Region 3C (Texas). A member of the Houston Chapter, Andrews has served as both its vice chair and chair. He has also been active with several ASIS councils, most recently the Crime Prevention and Loss Prevention Council. 

Andrews began his security career in 1977 as a law enforcement police explorer and ended as a chief of police. He has served in security management position throughout Texas for the last 20 years, including chief security officer with Butchko, Inc., NSS Labs, Inc., First Data Corp-TeleCheck, and Jumping Jack Cash. 

Andrews received a BS degree in law enforcement and police science in 1985 from Sam Houston State University where he now serves as an adjunct graduate professor. In 2012, he completed a master of security management for executives at the University of Houston—Downtown. Throughout his career, Andrews has been active in local professional associations covering specialties such as fraud, investigations, and crime prevention.  

Howard Belfor, CPP, is president of Belfor & Associates, Black Mountain, North Carolina. He began his career in 1976 and has held security management positions for 30 years. He has been a national and regional business develop­ment manager for several computer- based security control system manufacturers, owned a security integration company, and was president, Southern Mid-Atlantic Region, for Security Services & Technologies. Belfor was director of education and training for ADT Security Services until 2011, when he moved on to form his own firm. 

An ASIS member since 1981, Belfor was a council vice president until being elected to the ASIS Board and chaired the Physical Security Council from 2008 to 2011. He received a BS degree from Montclair State University in 1972 and became a provisional auditor for the ASIS Standard SPC.1 in 2009. He has authored articles on industry topics and presented at the 2014 International Industrial Security Seminar in Seoul, South Korea. 

For the past two years, Gail Essen, CPP, PSP, has held the position of enterprise senior consultant, integrated security solutions, for Honeywell in Golden Valley, Minnesota. She began her career in 1987 and has spent 15 years in security management. From 1987 to 2004, Essen held sales and marketing management positions with leading security system manufacturers, including Cardkey, ITI, and Simplex. For the next two years, Essen was president of her own company before joining Siemens as enterprise security manager in 2006. She is currently completing a bachelor of science in security management from the University of Phoenix. 

A member of the ASIS Minnesota Chap­ter, Essen was active as the chapter’s Wo­men in Security liaison and certification chair. She served as vice chair of the Women in Security Council and became its chair in 2015. She is also a member of InfraGard and the Overseas Security Advisory Council. 

Radek Havlis, CPP, has been vice president, security cooperation, for Deutsche Telekom AG, in Bonn, Germany, since 2014. He began his career in 1999 and has served for nearly 16 years in security management positions with such international companies as RadioMobil, T-Mobile Czech Republic, and Deutsche Telecom AG.

Havlis joined ASIS in 2004. Before being elected to the ASIS Board of Directors, he had been senior RVP (SRVP), Group 9 (Europe), since 2014, and RVP of Region 9F for the previous two years. A member of the Germany Chapter, Havlis has served in both the vice chair and chair positions. 

A 2009 recipient of a master of business administration in business and finance from Sheffield Hallam University, Havlis previously earned a master in law and legal science from the University of West Bohemia in 1998. Since 2010, he has served as a fellow with The Security Institute, United Kingdom, and is a Chartered Security Professional.

Since 2002, Godfried Hendriks, CPP, has served as managing director/consultant for GOING Consultancy, BV, Alkmaar, The Netherlands. He began his security career in 1986 and has logged 27 years in security management positions. From 1995 to 2002, he was managing director, LBC Beheer BV/Bree & Weber Beveiliging BV. 

An ASIS member since 1992, Hendriks was reelected to the ASIS Board, having first joined the leadership team in 2014. He brings extensive experience to his position, having served as SRVP group cochair, Eastern Hemisphere, between 2009 and 2013.

A member of the Benelux Chapter, Hendriks served on its board from 2005 to 2007. He has also been a member of the ASIS European Advisory Council, Awards Committee, Strategic Planning Commit­tee, and Advisory Council on Public Pol­icy. From 2014 to 2016, Hendriks was a member of the ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees. He is also treasurer of the European Security Intelligence Foundation. 

Richard Lisko, CPP, began his career in 1980 and has amassed 36 years in security management positions. He was a longtime vice president for AlliedBarton Security Services (now Allied Universal) in Dallas, Texas. He served in sales management positions with Spectrum Management and Mosler, Inc., between 1997 and 2002. Previously, Lisko was group director of asset protection for Bank One and director of corporate security for Meridan Bancorp. 

Lisko joined ASIS in 1979 and has been reelected to the ASIS Board of Directors for a second term. He is also a member of the Professional Certification Board and held the post of chair in 2012. Lisko has served as both an RVP and an assistant RVP (ARVP) and chaired the Banking and Finance Council in 1998. He is a member of the North Texas Chapter. 

Lisko is also active in numerous industry associations, including the American Fuel & Petroleum Manufacturers, the Energy Security Council, the Bank Administration Institute, and the Building Owners and Managers Association. He attained an MS in human resources and industrial relations from St. Francis College and a BA in criminology and business from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Timothy McCreight, CPP, was recently named director, advisory services, for Above Security­—a Hitachi Group Company in Blainville, Quebec. He began his career in 1981 and has 20 years in security management positions throughout Canada. He has held increasingly more responsible positions with such companies as Suncor Energy Services, Seccuris, EPCOR, MTS AllStream, Bell Canada, PPM 2000, and Alberta Government Telephones. From 2009 to 2013, he was the chief information security officer for the government of Alberta. 

A member of ASIS since 2001, McCreight recently held leadership positions with the IT Security Council and the Women in Security Global Liaison. He was both an RVP and an ARVP from 2010 to 2015. A member of the Edmonton/Northern Alberta Chapter, McCreight has been the chapter’s membership chair, vice chair, and chair. He has published articles in Canadian Security Magazine, IT World Canada, and the Winston Report. He is currently a director-at-large with (ISC)2 and has received its CISSP and CISA certifications.

In 2015, McCreight received a master of science in security and risk management from the University of Leicester, UK. In 2000, he attained a Computer Systems Technology Diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. 

Malcolm Smith, CPP, is head of group security for Sasol in Johannesburg, South Africa, a position he has held since 2015. While he began his career in 1983, he has 15 years of experience leading security management teams. In addition to being a past CEO and director, Checkport & MCS Associates, Smith has served in security leadership roles with Nedbank; Diago plc; Shell, Sub Saharan Africa; Old Mutual; Olive Group plc; and G4S Nigeria. He was a member of various military services from 1983 to 2001, and was unit head for the National Prosecuting Authority. 

Smith chaired the South Africa Chapter of ASIS in 2012 and led its certification office from 2007 to 2009. He also was an SRVP or RVP from 2009 to 2015. Smith has participated in the New York Mentoring Program, the ASIS Strategic Planning Committee, and the CSO Center’s Leadership and Development Committee. 

Smith received a law degree from the University of South Africa, Pretoria, in 2007 and an MBA from the Henley Business School, UK, in 2011. He holds memberships in numerous international organizations, including the UK Security Institute, the Institute of Risk Managers SA, and the Institute of Directors SA. He has also been treasurer of the Africa Security Management Association.