Welcome to the Boston Chapter!

Welcome to the ASIS Boston Chapter web site. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season. I am looking forward to a great 2018 for the ASIS Boston chapter. I would like to start by thanking the 21 members on the Executive Board and Committees Chairs who comprised the 2017 Boston Chapter Board.  I would particularly like to extend my thanks to Jim Healey who has diligently served as chapter Treasurer for the past ten years; his commitment to the Chapter is greatly appreciated.  

I am looking forward to serving as the ASIS Boston Chapter Chairperson and working with Marty Patnaude Vice Chair, Paul Baratta, Treasurer and Bob Nicol as Secretary.

The 2018 Board met in December to start planning the meetings,  events, and activities for 2018. We are proud to recognize that 2018 is the Boston Chapter’s 60th Anniversary and a committee of volunteers is hard at work on a special event to recognize this achievement. 

The first chapter meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, January 25th at The Partners Healthcare Headquarters building in Assembly Row in Somerville. On line registration for the meeting is now open. Alan Yankowski , Senior Cyber Security Consultant for TRC Engineers, will be presenting “The alphabet soup of cyber security and what you should know to be secure,”.  This is a subject critical to all our organizations. Please join us starting with a cocktail hour from 5:00pm to 6:00pm followed by the meeting from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Other dates you will want to place in your calendar are March 15th for the joint ASIS / IAHSS dinner meeting, the CPTED Certification class which will be held March 19, 20, 21, and 22nd , and the New England Security Expo which will be held on April 26th. The EXPO Committee is hard at work developing a program of excellent speakers on timely topics in the security industry.  This is your opportunity to learn, network, and check out the latest in technology from vendors, all under one roof.

The November Chapter meeting was a meeting to network and celebrate scholarship winners and The Sheldon Goodman award presentation. The award was named for Sheldon Goodman, CPP who exemplified what an ASIS member should be. It is fitting that this award given in Sheldon’s memory was presented this year to Ashley Ditta. Congratulations Ashley! Over $9,000 in Manning Scholarship Fund scholarships were awarded to the following recipients at the November monthly meeting: Patrick McCurdy, Sam Buzzotta, Erik Lundbohm, Nicole McIrney, Brendan McIrney, Christopher Beaudry, Elizabeth Beaudry, Tanner Mills, Marina Goba, Paul Murphy, and Kathryn Murphy.

I am honored to serve as your chapter chairperson in 2018. We have a fantastic Volunteer Board this year.  I am asking that you help support the chapter, not only by attending chapter meetings but by reaching out to a chapter member who hasn’t been to a meeting in a while and bringing them with you. We are always seeking members to join the chapter volunteer Board and welcome your feedback. Working together we can build on the great legacy of the past sixty years of the Boston Chapter. I look forward to seeing you at our January 25th chapter meeting.


Joe Crowley
Chapter Chair
ASIS International Boston Chapter