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New ASIS CEO William "Bill" Tenney (right) speaks with Security Industry Association CEO Don Erickson at the 2024 Security LeadHER event on 25 June in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Anthologie for SIA and ASIS)

ASIS News: Meet the New ASIS CEO, Get Fit with the Foundation, and More 

Meet the New ASIS CEO

William “Bill” Tenney will begin as ASIS International’s eighth executive on 1 July 2024. Tenney has been a security professional for more than 35 years, with experience in both the public and private sectors.

Most recently, Tenney served as chief security officer and senior vice president at MetLife. Previously, he worked in security leadership roles for Bloomberg and Target Corporation. Tenney also served in a civilian role in the national security community and as a U.S. Naval Officer for eight years.

As ASIS International’s CEO, Tenney will spearhead the organization's strategic vision, working closely with members, partners, and stakeholders to advance the mission of fostering excellence in the security profession worldwide. With a commitment to collaboration, and continuous improvement, he is poised to lead ASIS International into a new era of growth and impact.

We are excited to join all of you in extending a warm welcome to Tenney as he joins our association!



Get Fit and Give Back

Join the ASIS Foundation Fitness Challenge! Compete with security professionals around the world to meet your fitness and fundraising goals. Compete solo or as a team to complete challenges to help the ASIS Foundation fund certification scholarships, practical research, member hardship grants, and more, all while staying active. You can also earn digital badges to show off your success.

Don’t wait; the challenge has already started, but you still have plenty of time to reach your goals. The Fitness Challenge ends 30 August 2024, so get out there and get moving.

You can also share your Fitness Challenge journey on social media with #ASISonTheMove and #ASISFoundation. We can’t wait to see where this challenge takes you.

On your marks, get set, go register!


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Build a Smarter, Safer Africa

From 24-26 July, security professionals from across Africa and beyond will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Sub-Saharan Africa Security Conference. The conference will feature daily keynotes, expert panels, hands-on workshops, and a security tech exhibition.

The conference will have four primary pillars: cybersecurity and digital resilience; empowering security professionals in the digital age; sustainable security solutions; and technology in countering terrorism and political instability.

ASIS members get $100 off an all-access pass. Register now!


That’s a Wrap: Security LeadHER

The second annual Security LeadHER conference just closed in Phoenix, Arizona. The one-of-a-kind conference focused on advancing, empowering, and connecting women in security. More than 400 attendees came to the day-and-a-half event, featuring electric keynotes, dedicated networking, and industry-leading presenters.

"Following the tremendous success of our inaugural event, we're thrilled to see Security LeadHER 2024 sell out with over 400 attendees from seven countries," says Mary Gamble, Esq., MBA, CPP, chair of the ASIS Women in Security Community. “This partnership between ASIS and SIA has proven to be a catalytic force to develop and promote the success of women in the security industry and will have a positive impact for years to come.”

ASIS International and the Security Industry Association are excited to continue this partnership next year with Security LeadHER 2025 on 9-10 June in Detroit, Michigan. Keep an eye on for more information on next year’s conference as it becomes available.