Welcome to the Boston Chapter!
I am honored to return to Chair the Boston Chapter and I look forward to a great year. We have some veterans returning to their 2016 roles as well as some who have moved to new volunteer positions. I also welcome Joe Crowley and Pam Perini in their elected positions as Vice Chair and Secretary respectively. While longtime ASIS members, they are new to the Chapter leadership and will bring some fresh perspectives to our strategy for the year. Jim Healey was re-elected Treasurer and will maintain stability in this important position.
The 2017 Chapter Officers and Executive Committee have already been hard at work planning 2017. We will kick off the year on January 19 at the Sheraton Needham. This is a not-to-be-missed meeting with our guest speaker, Steve Kurkjian. Steve is a retired Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist. Our CPP Review course is scheduled for April 3, 4 and 5 at AXIS Communications. Put it on your calendar now and look for an email later this month. The EXPO Committee has also made tremendous progress in planning a superb program. The EXPO team always delivers a top slate of speakers, the opportunity for our vendors to showcase their companies and products, and a great opportunity to network with colleagues during the show and luncheon, and this year promises to be the best yet. Be sure April 20 is marked on your calendars and stay tuned for more Chapter Happenings!
Our primary goal this year is to deliver value to the entire membership with a good mix of speaker meetings, networking opportunities and security education. If we aren’t hitting the mark, we need to hear from you. But we also need your active participation. The majority of the volunteer leaders are old hats who have been doing this for a while. If you are a member who wants to see more out of the Chapter, then get off the bench and join us. The executive Committee meets an hour and a half before every monthly meeting and all members are welcome to attend. You can also write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. I promise you will receive a response.
Let’s kick off this year with a bang by doubling our attendance at each meeting! I challenge each of you to invite a new or inactive member to the next meeting. See you there.
ASIS International Boston Chapter