CHAPTER CHAIR WELCOME MESSAGE

Welcome to the Boston Chapter!

Hello and thank you for taking the time to check out the Boston Chapter of ASIS. As one of the oldest chapters in the US, the Boston Chapter of ASIS International prides itself on assisting security professionals from all industries and at all levels to develop and grow as a security practitioner. Whether you’ve been in the industry for 30 years or are just entering the field, we hope to be a resource to assist you in your journey. The relationships built, trainings held, and our certification prep courses are just a few of the ways we are here to support you.

2020 was an interesting year to say the least bringing us challenges and uncertainties in different ways. With those challenges came creative solutions, a lot of updates, and coming together in an effort to get through all that 2020 brought. As we kick off 2021, we see the fruits of those labors and a finish line in sight.

In 2020 the chapter was able to hold many virtual events where members (new and veteran) came together to discuss various topics, learn new things, and just say hi as well as check in with colleagues. Though we missed out on our 2020 Expo, in 2021 we look forward to bringing an “in person” EXPO this year! We are having our first ever Virtual CPTED course where we partnered with the Toronto ASIS Chapter. Speaking of virtual, we are planning our certification prep course for CPP, PSP, PCI and APP, too!

We look to collaborate with other Chapters and other organizations to continue to bring relevant content to our members! Your participation in what we have in store this year is eagerly anticipated and sincerely appreciated!

I would like to congratulate the rest of the 2021 Chapter Officers! Paul Baratta has returned as our  Vice Chairman and Kelsey Carnell has returned as our Secretary. I’d like to thank Nick Biagioni who served as Treasurer last year and will continue this year as Vice Treasurer. I want to thank all committee chairpersons who put in a lot of time and dedication to ensure that our Chapter is moving in the right direction.

Our goal is still to sustain, grow and create a succession plan for the Security Industry here in Boston. This goal can’t be achieved without the participation, mentoring and collaboration of all of our members! Please stay in the loop with us and allow us to be a resource to you and your organization! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or would like to get more involved!

Thank you,

Stephen Bertoni
Chapter Chair
ASIS International Boston Chapter