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April 2019 ASIS News

​Building the Future of ASIS

Senior volunteer leaders from ASIS International councils, chapters, commissions, committees, and boards gathered at the annual Leadership Exchange at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Arlington, Virginia, USA, to discuss the Society's strategic priorities and vision, while sharing leadership techniques and experiences.

At the January meetings, attendees engaged with the Board of Directors in an interactive town hall, learned about the ASIS 2020–2024 strategic plan, and participated in a series of innovative leadership workshops. The event also provided opportunities for meetings of groups such as the Board of Directors, the ASIS Foundation Board of Trustees, the Professional Certification Board, the Commission on Standards & Guidelines, and the CSO Advisory Council.

With member-led sessions, including "The Art of Being a Volunteer," "Global Success Stories," "Chapter Bootcamp," and more, Leadership Exchange offered attendees examples of tactics they can implement to provide value to ASIS members.

The conference also featured remarks from President Christina Duffey, CPP, at the Annual Membership Meeting, in which she outlined key strategic priorities for 2019:

  • Laying the foundation for a new global governance structure
  • Launch of the 2020–2024 strategic plan, which revolves around the pillars of accelerating digital transformation, achieving recognition for the security profession, elevating the security function to influence organizational success, and serving global needs
  • Strategic succession planning
  • Conclusion of the CSO Commission charter—to determine the benefit to members of integrating a CSO position into headquarters staff.

She stressed to attendees the importance that ASIS keep an eye on the future. "Reaching the next generation of security leaders globally is critical for our organization's success," she added. "I challenge each of you to get involved and become a mentor to the next generation—to help advance our profession and ASIS."

ASIS celebrated the exceptional work by its volunteers, recognizing:

  • Robert Baggett, CPP, PCI, PSP, as Council Chairperson of the Year for his leadership of the Academic and Training Programs Council, overseeing its merger with the Leadership and Management Practices Council to form the Professional Development Council.
  • Larry Stanley, CPP, as Regional Vice President of the Year for his oversight of Region 2G—covering Kentucky, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, and West Virginia.
  • Enrique Tapia-Padilla, CPP, as Senior Regional Vice President of the Year for his work growing ASIS International throughout Group 7 (Latin America).

Featuring arcade-style games and Chicago-inspired food items, the Taste of Chicago Festival gave attendees a preview of the fare members will enjoy when Global Security Exchange (GSX) convenes in the Windy City this September.

At Leadership Exchange's concluding social event, the President's Reception, ASIS formally celebrated the beginning of Duffey's term as president with the ceremonial passing of the flag from 2018 President Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP.

ASIS leaders departed with plenty of takeaways for improving the member experience for 2019 and beyond.

To view more event photos, visit​.

Attending GSX From Abro​ad

It's never too early to make plans when traveling abroad. Now that registration is open for Global Security Exchange (GSX) 2019—formerly the ASIS International Annual Seminar and Exhibits—it's a good time to start booking your trip.

You may need to acquire a visa to enter the United States, so you are encouraged to register now. Once registered, you can download an invitation letter that is needed to obtain your visa. This can be a lengthy process—so get started well in advance of GSX, which begins 8 September in Chicago.

More than 20,000 security professionals from more than 110 countries will assemble for four days to learn, network, discover the latest technology, and return home better able to protect their assets and enhance their careers.

Are you coming with colleagues? The international program offers special discounts and other benefits to larger delegations. The International Lounge on the show floor is a great place to connect with peers from around the globe. Visit to learn more.

12th Annual CSO Summit

5–7 May

Washington, D.C., USA

Are you a chief security officer (CSO) seeking opportunities for intensive idea sharing, problem solving, and relationship building? In May, top security leaders from the world's largest and most influential organizations will gather at the Capitol Hilton in Washington, D.C., to engage with other executive leaders and discuss best practices for business continuity and strategic leadership in all disciplines.

Featuring a keynote presentation by NFL Senior Vice President of Security Cathy Lanier, the conference will address the important theme, "CSO Influence: Adding Value Across the Enterprise."

"Last year, through its focus on change drivers and emotional intelligence, the CSO Summit cemented itself as the premier event for security executives committed to becoming their organization's trusted risk advisor," says Joe Olivarez Jr., president, ASIS International CSO Center. "As security-

related issues become more pervasive in business, the 2019 summit expands the vista by bringing the voices of legal, financial, operational, and other executives to the discussion."

The CSO Summit is an exclusive meeting open only to CSO Center members and those eligible for CSO Center membership. Learn more and register at​.

Wo/Men in Security Leadership ​​Summit

16–18 May

Redmond, Washington, USA

Featuring a star-studded lineup of more than 20 speakers, the ASIS International Women in Security Council's mid-year Leadership Summit will be held at Microsoft Headquarters this May.

ASIS President Christina Duffey, CPP, will join representatives from Microsoft, Amazon, Disney, Facebook, Oracle, and more to share experiences and discuss how to support women in the security industry—including sessions like "Honing Entrepreneurial Leadership," "Building Your Own Path," "Taking Risks to Progress Your Career," and "Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail: What Women Need to Know About Navigating the Corporate Ladder."

To learn more about this and other Women in Security events, visit