At the ASIS conference a few weeks back (Jeez ... it still feels like it was yesterday. But that's probably because I keep having repeated dreams about being stuck in the convention center with all those escalators.) Michael R. Cummings was elected to be ASIS International's president in 2009. Cummings succeeds Tim Williams, who will become ASIS chairman of the board.
Both Cummings and Williams will also serve on the Board Management Committee of the Board of Directors. The Board Management Committee directs the activities of ASIS between meetings of the full Board. These volunteer leaders maintain the strategic continuity to the programs, products and services ASIS provides.
Sworn in at the same time as new members to the Board of Directors, the 2009 ASIS Board Management Committee is comprised of five people:
Michael R. Cummings, CPP, President; he is Director of Loss Prevention Services for Aurora Health Care; Joseph R. Granger, CPP, President-elect; he is Security Director, United Space Alliance; Raymond T. O'Hara, CPP, Treasurer; he is Senior Vice President, Andrews International;Eduard J. Emde, CPP, Secretary; he is Manager Consultancy for Interseco; and Tim Williams, CPP, Chairman of the Board; he is Director of Global Security, Caterpillar.
Also, two new members were elected and one existing member was re-elected, to serve on the 15-member Board of Directors for the 2009-2011 term. The new directors are:
John A. Petruzzi Jr., CPP, Vice President, Corporate Security/Emergency Management, Simon Property Group; and Richard Y. Yamamoto, CPP, Director, Corporate Security and Safety, Fannie Mae. In addition to the Board Management Committee, the following members will continue to serve on the Board of Directors:
Marene Allison, Vice President of Security, Medco
Chad Callaghan, CPP, Vice President, Enterprise Loss Prevention, Marriott International Inc.
Geoff Craighead, CPP, Vice President, High Rise & Real Estate Services for Securitas Security Services USA
David C. Davis, CPP, Director, Division Security for Northrop Grumman
Kaj Moller, Corporate Security Manager, Novo Nordisk
Dave N. Tyson, CPP, Senior Director of Information Security, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning, eBay
Gregory L. Sanders, CPP, Security Advisor for United Nations Development Programme
Richard E. Widup Jr., CPP, Senior Director, Security Operations/Corporate Security for Purdue Pharma LP
ASIS Board members serve a three-year term. The newly elected Board and officers will assume their positions on Jan. 1, 2009.