January 2, 2017

Group 5 Regional update  


As we prepare for 2017 I want to first thank you all for your hard work and volunteer time in 2016. I had the chance to visit more chapters last year and to meet many members; this gave me the chance to see firsthand how we are supporting the membership. This year will be the year of changes for us at ASIS International, many new faces have joined the leadership team, we have a vision for the future and we must help support the changes. 


Of course change can also be difficult, and with our new leadership comes the moving on of old friends and staff support. As many of you know Matt Mantione has moved on to a new professional challenge after 10 years with ASIS, I am sure you will all join me in wishing him well and thanking him for being our “go to guy” for many years. He will be missed!!!!! 


So, as you’re 2017 Boards come together let us look to a new year and the challenges of our dangerous world. Our guest speakers at the September conference, the Secretary of Homeland Security and the F.B.I. Director shared their candid concerns with us and asked for our help. Their message was clear, now more than ever “we need you in the private sector”, let’s make this our goal for the new year. 


Now, I also ask that you look to your local Chapter, what can you do this year to help support the volunteer leadership? You don’t have to take the big step yet and take a board position, but there are many committees you can work on to make the year a success! Consider getting more involved and learn more about what ASIS has to offer you. I can tell you from experience, once you get involved you will see the return on investment. 


I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New year; feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance to you this year.  




Bob Johnson 


SRVP, Group 5 




ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 37,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry’s No. 1 magazine—Security Management—ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.