ASIS Boston Chapter Q2 News
Greetings from the ASIS Boston Chapter Board, Paul Baratta (Chair), Kelsey Carnell (Vice Chair), Matt Gagno (Treasurer), and Elliot Perkins (Secretary). It has been a very busy start to our new year. We held a Young Professionals event at Revolution Axe that had a nice attendance and just as a reminder, these events are open to all.
Boston Chapter's annual New England Security EXPO was a great success. With over 280 attendees, we were able to meet again at the Boxboro Regency and spend the day with our technology partners and members for a great day of education and most importantly, seeing each other again. Special thanks to the EXPO Committee led by Ashley Ditta, Jim Stankevich, Bonnie Michelman, Caroline White, Jen Goba, Craig McQuade, and Shannon Roddy. There are many volunteer hours spent to ensure a quality EXPO and bring it to our members and to New England ASIS Chapters.
This year we were able to hear from some incredible speakers and none of this would have been possible without the support of our technology partners who come and set up and meet with members in the Technology Pavilion. A special thank you to all our sponsors, who support our Chapter and are an important part of our success.
This will be the last year for Bonnie Michelman and Jim Stankevich on the EXPO Committee. Both have been instrumental in making this event a success, year after year. I would be remiss not to mention Caroline White, who is our glue with setting up meetings and keeping us all updated-on EXPO events. Bonnie has been an incredible leader not only for the EXPO but the Chapter itself and it would be the success it is today, without her guidance. Jim Stankevich volunteered for many years, ensuring our technology partners received their booths and during set up. After moving to Georgia, he continued to travel up to Boxboro for the EXPO and has been a huge asset to the Chapter. I personally would like to send the Chapter’s gratitude to Bonnie and Jim for all their years of volunteer service to the Chapter.
Another great event was our first luncheon event at the Chateau in Woburn. We were honored to have Anthony Amore speak about the Gardner Museum theft and museum security. This event was well attended, and we are looking at adding more luncheon events. It has been a challenge to hold events after hours and get attendance. I’m not sure if this is due to the pandemic and it changed the way we all work, both in the office and remote or it is just easier to attend a lunch meeting. Please let us know how we can improve our meetings and if you had any topics you would like to see or if you want to speak at an event.
Keep your eyes on our Chapter website for more events, some highlights include:
August – Young Professionals Mixer (open to all!) at the Flight Club (date to be announced)
October 19 – Joint Meeting with the Boston Chapter of IAHSS
October 23 – 26 our annual ASIS Certification Review, hosted by Axis Communications
November 4 – Great Gatsby Gambling Gala and Fundraiser Woburn Crowne Plaza
December 11 – Christmas gathering at Raso’s Medford
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Chapter, come to events, and especially those of you that have been volunteering your time to keep the Boston Chapter successful. Without you, we would not be the Chapter we are today.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting.
ASIS International Boston Chapter