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ASIS President Christina Duffey Looks Back at 2019

My ASIS Colleagues, serving as your president this year stands among the highlights of my career. I am forever grateful to this organization for putting me in a position to meet with so many of you and hear the stories about the risks and challenges you combat every day in your security roles.

As my term as president nears its end, it is my great hope that you appreciate the accomplishments realized this year by your Board of Directors and headquarters staff—with an eye towards transforming our association for the better and enabling ASIS to support the security profession in ways we never have before.

In addition to the networking and professional development benefits you enjoy through your ASIS membership, your commitment to the association is an investment in the future of security practice around the globe.

Allow me to briefly recap some of the many strides we have taken this year:

• We launched the Associate Protection Professional (APP) certification, representing the first step on a security management professional’s career ladder.

• We rolled out the framework for a new global governance structure that will allow ASIS to serve our members better at the local, regional, and global levels. What’s more, your first ever Global Board of Directors will be seated when my good friend Godfried Hendriks, CPP, assumes his role as our president on 1 January 2020.

• We published a new Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) Guideline and updated our Private Security Officer (PSO) Selection and Training Guideline and our Conformity Assessment and Auditing Management Systems for Quality of Private Security Company Operations (PSC.2) Standard—designed to help organizations around the globe strengthen their security practice.

• Reinvesting in the value of ASIS membership, we introduced free members-only webinars that tackle some of the timeliest topics affecting security professionals today.

• In addition to implementing the revamped CPP Accelerator program to sponsor a CPP or PSP exam for each ASIS chapter, your ASIS Foundation pioneered groundbreaking research on the state of security convergence at organizations around the globe.

• Through the new CPE Preferred Provider Program, we are establishing formal partnerships with other organizations that offer continuing security education. We aim to identify a wide array of opportunities available for ASIS certificants to earn credits towards their recertification.

• We reaffirmed our commitment to customer service by rolling out the new “Going the Extra Mile” program, which enables headquarters staff to provide value-added services and benefits to our members, customers, and partners. Satisfaction is guaranteed, or we will make it right.

You can rest assured that ASIS is not slowing down. In 2020, you can look forward to increased activity from our new ESRM Community and a full-service ASIS mobile app—your portal to both ASIS online offerings and your global network of security peers on ASIS Connects. Your Global Board will also continue the work of establishing regional boards that support members in every region around the globe.

Your support of ASIS International aids in our mission to fortify the security community for decades to come. I hope you cherish our efforts to elevate the security profession around the globe just as much as you cherish the world-class ASIS professional development and networking opportunities you personally enjoy.

Thank you for joining ASIS on our mission of advancing security worldwide. Although my presidency will end soon, I remain committed to ASIS and our shared goal. I look forward to working with you toward a more secure world for years to come.

By 2019 ASIS President Christina Duffey, CPP