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The ASIS 2020 Global Board of Directors, from left: Peter J. O’Neil, CAE; Malcolm B. Reid, CPP; William D. Moisant CPP, PSP; Bernard D. Greenawalt, CPP; Joe M. Olivarez, Jr.; Pablo Colombres, CPP; Jaime P. Owens, CPP; John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP; Malcolm C. Smith, CPP; Ann Trinca, CPP, PCI, PSP; Timothy M. McCreight, CPP; Darren T. Nielsen, CPP. (Not pictured: Godfried Hendriks, CPP; Cy A. Oatridge, CPP)

January 2020 ASIS News

Introducing the ASIS Global Board

As part of its strategic plan to better serve the international security community, ASIS International has seated its first ever Global Board of Directors. This is a major step in the association’s transition to a new global governance structure that will allow ASIS to serve members significantly better at the local, regional, and global levels.

New with this transition is an updated selection process for at-large directors. In July, ASIS members elected three of their own to serve on a nominating committee chaired by 2018 Board President Richard E. Chase, CPP, PCI, PSP.

From a pool of 26 candidates, the nominating committee selected Pablo Colombres, CPP, of Brazil and Malcolm B. Reid, CPP, of the United States as new appointees to the Global Board. The committee also selected Timothy M. McCreight, CPP, of Canada to continue his expiring role as an at-large director.

The Global Board’s inaugural Executive Committee spans three continents—featuring President Godfried Hendriks, CPP, of The Netherlands; President-
Elect John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, of the United States; and Secretary/Treasurer Malcolm C. Smith, CPP, of Qatar. The full membership of the Board also includes representatives from Canada, Brazil, and Panama.

Also new to the Global Board in 2020 are ex-officio representatives from ASIS volunteer groups. Below are brief profiles of the 2020 president and new appointees to the inaugural ASIS Global Board:

Godfried Hendriks, CPP
Business and Product Development Director Europe, Revolution Retail Systems

Hendriks has been active in the field of security and crime prevention since 1989, specializing in retail security and crime prevention. An ASIS member since 1992, he was first appointed to the Board of the Directors in 2014. He becomes the first president of the ASIS Global Board of Directors after having served as president-elect in 2019.

At-Large Directors
Malcolm B. Reid, CPP
Managing Director, Brison LLC

A globally recognized leader in the fields of risk management and cyber resilience, Reid has been a member of ASIS since 2005—in recent years serving on the Commission on Standards and Guidelines and as regional vice president for ASIS in Latin America. He has been selected to serve a three-year term on the Global Board, through 2022.

Pablo Colombres, CPP
Regional Director Latin America, GIF International

Colombres has been involved in regional leadership with ASIS since 2011, most recently serving as senior regional vice president for South America in 2019. Highly respected in his region and in the realm of investigations, Colombres will serve on the Global Board through 2020.

Ex-Officio Members (Voting)
Cy A. Oatridge, CPP
CEO/President, OSG Inc.

Having served the ASIS Foundation as a member of its Board of Trustees since 2013 and as its president in 2019, Oatridge serves as its representative on the ASIS Global Board in 2020. Oatridge has been an ASIS member for more than 25 years.

Joe M. Olivarez, Jr.
Vice President, Global Security, Jacobs

As the ASIS CSO Center 2019 president, Olivarez represents the Center on the Global Board. In his role as the vice president for global security and resilience with Jacobs Engineering, Olivarez has built and led the $15 billion company’s first integrated global security strategy.

Ex-Officio Members (Non-voting)
Bernard D. Greenawalt, CPP

Following his role as president of the ASIS Commission on Standards and Guidelines in 2019, Greenawalt will serve as its representative on the Global Board in 2020. Greenawalt retired from Securitas USA in 2019 after 46 years of service to the organization. He held several management positions, including vice president/general manager of Chicago operations.

William D. Moisant, CPP, PSP

Moisant will sit on the Global Board in 2020 as a representative of the Professional Certification Board; he was its president in 2019. He served as a U.S. Army military police soldier for 29 years before transitioning into a role as chief of protection for the Army Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Eustis in Virginia.

Members of the previous Board of Directors who will continue to serve on the new Board are Jaime P. Owens, CPP; John A. Petruzzi, Jr., CPP; Malcolm C. Smith, CPP; Ann Trinca, CPP, PCI, PSP; Timothy M. McCreight, CPP; and Darren T. Nielsen, CPP. ASIS CEO Peter J. O’Neil, CAE, will also join the Board.

In 2020, the Global Board will oversee the continued development of the ASIS global governance initiative—with planning underway to establish regional boards around the globe. When fully realized, each regional board will have a representative seated on the Global Board.

ASIS aims to install new North American and European regional boards in time for 2021. To learn more about ASIS global governance and the Global Board appointment process, visit

ASIS Education 2020

When you’re looking for professional development opportunities—whether to deepen your security knowledge, build your management and leadership skills, or identify continuing education activities toward recertification—ASIS International’s broad range of learning opportunities should be the first place you look.

ASIS security-focused education programs and activities provide high-quality, relevant content delivered by industry-leading subject matter experts. From best practices built on standards and guidelines, to peer-tested strategies and techniques, to emerging trends, you can depend on the expert-led learning experiences to build your knowledge and expertise at all stages of your career.

Understanding the need for flexibility and convenience, ASIS offers a variety of formats and delivery options to fit your schedule, budget, and learning style. Over the past six months we have seen the expansion of the types of programming (more online offerings, content collections, virtual study groups), as well as the release of new certification study resources (study guides and flash cards), and the work continues full steam ahead in 2020.

Over the next year, ASIS will launch even more certification resources, including a new Associate Protection Professional (APP) certification review course, APP study guide, and flash cards for the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®) and Physical Security Professional (PSP®) exams. ASIS is your premier source for best-in-class certification study materials.

For those who prefer the in-person environment that facilitates knowledge assessments, discussions with colleagues, and guidance from board-certified instructors, all four certification review programs are coming to San Antonio, Texas, 9–10 March. Register before the early-bird deadline of 9 February to save $100 off the standard rate. ASIS members save even more!

For information on all learning opportunities, visit

ASIS Europe 2020 Education Sneak Peek

ASIS International’s next annual flagship event for the European region will take place on 1–3 April in Prague, Czech Republic. ASIS Europe—From Risk to Resilience combines the best ASIS education, networking and career advancement opportunities under one roof.

Central to ASIS Europe’s success is an exceptional educational program. For 2020, a wide range of cyber–physical security risk outlooks, leadership and management topics, case studies, and analyses will be provided. A variety of learning formats will be employed, allowing attendees to choose from expert-led presentations, facilitated debate, and hands-on learning.

Following the announcement that Bernhard Maier, CEO of ŠKODA Auto will be the opening keynote speaker and the conclusion of the call for presentations, ASIS has been hard at work defining the rest of the conference program.

Here are just a few sessions that illustrate the diverse learning included in the roughly 70 sessions spread across six tracks.

Management and Leadership Case Studies:

• From Resilience to Antifragility, J. Nicole McDargh, CPP, Richemont

• Convergence in Action: A Mastercard Case Study, Gavin Henderson, Mastercard

• Developing and Implementing Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity from Scratch, Marlon Guimaraes,

• How to Strategically Align the Executive Protection Program with the Business, Benjamin Coleman, Facebook

Research Highlights:

• Extreme Weather Risk, Michael Szoenyi, Zurich Insurance

• Trends in Security Convergence: Global Research by the ASIS Foundation, John Petruzzi, Jr., CPP, G4S Secure Solutions (USA), and Brian Allen, CPP, EY

Scenario-Based Training Exercises:

• Investigations: Collaboration and Tension between Security and HR, Eva Mueller, Hilti

• Building a Business Case for Security, Lynn de Vries, CPP, PCI, DutchRisk, and Stephanie Bergouignan, Uniprotect

Security Risk Outlooks:

• The Explosive Drone Threat: A Physical Security Paradigm Shift, David Lecompte, Royal Military Academy, Brussels

• Terrorism in Europe @2020: Threat Management Update for Corporations, Glenn Schoen, Boardroom@Crisis

New for 2020, the session recordings will be made available for an even better learning experience. The recordings are included with the All Access Pass; advance rates are available until 13 February. Learn more and view the full conference line-up at

New Chapter Chartered

The new ASIS Hyderabad, India Chapter was formed on 30 October 2019 and is now the fourth chapter in India. Hyderabad is the capital city of India’s Telangana state and home to vibrant infrastructure and many international organizations such as Microsoft, Amazon, GenPact, and a future U.S. Consulate. Welcome to ASIS!

ASIS Chapter Anniversaries

Congratulations to the ASIS chapters that celebrated milestone anniversaries in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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