Nominations for 2020 Chapter Executive Board have closed

Swearing in will take place at the Holiday Meeting: December 18, 2019

ASIS International ( is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Global Security Exchange (Seminar and Exhibits), as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public.  By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industry's No. 1 magazine – Security Management - ASIS leads the way for advanced and improved Security performance.

ASIS International Vision:  Be the recognized leader advancing security worldwide.

ASIS International Mission:  Promote excellence and leadership in the security management profession.

2019 Mid-Year Message from Chapter Chair


Greetings Chapter, and welcome to mid-year,

Thus far, we have met our midyear goals of hosting educational sessions that are provided at no cost to membership, i.e. through generous event and entertainment sponsorships (Thank you SAP, Comcast, and AMAG!!!).  Further, the LEAN event planning is in full swing, and looks to be another dynamite event.  Register to attend and/or sponsor this event via our home page registration link.

As we approach the second half of the year, however, we continue to seek sponsorships for our final two educational sessions; scheduled for June 27th and August 29th, 6pm – 8pm.  We are looking for 1) an unique event venue, and 2) a sponsor for each event to provide food/drink for the attendees (approx. $1,000).  If you can provide either, the membership would be most grateful!

The June 27th Education event will be a presentation on Security Preparedness and Awareness.  For the August 29th event, we are thinking of doing an Emerging Technologies (or Operations) session where we have multiple speakers presenting something bleeding/cutting edge.  If you have such a thing, and are interested in presenting, please let us know.

Last but not least is that one of our goals this year is to do a Student Membership Drive; now that ASIS International has reduced the student membership fee down to $20/yr.  We need, however, someone(s) to head this up.  I am convinced that we can find sponsors throughout our membership that would donate the membership fee for interested students, but we would need to start a communication campaign with local universities in order to identify students who are interested.  Volunteers anyone?

We’re all looking forward to the upcoming LEAN event, and special thanks to the LEAN Committee for pulling this together; a lot of work!  We also expect to execute our annual PSAN event, as well as the end-of-year Holiday Gala; always a classy gig!

Hope everyone is having a successful year, and looking forward to seeing you all at our upcoming events,


John V. Philippi, CPP, PSP

Greater Philadelphia Area ASIS Chapter Chairperson

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2019 Calendar


Topic:  Chapter Holiday Bonanza

Date and Time:  December 18, 2019, 6pm-10pm

Location:  Philadelphia Cricket Club - Wissahickon Clubhouse
6025 West Valley Green Road
Flourtown, PA 19031

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Topic:  Private Security Appreciation Night (PSAN)

Date and Time:  Thursday, November 14, 2019  

Location:  Spring Mill Ball Room 1210 East Hector Street, Conshohocken, PA 19428

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Note:  Chapter Board business to be conducted one-hour prior (at 5pm) to education session; open to all membership.

Topic: Security Awareness; a multi-scenario-based overview of the do’s and don’ts when faced with an active aggressor, followed by a Social Mixer.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits:  1

Date and Time:  Thursday August 29th, 6pm - 8pm

Location: 2 Liberty Place Executive Room, 50 S.16th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Topic:  Security Awareness; a multi-scenario-based overview of the do’s and don’ts when faced with an active aggressor, followed by a Social Mixer.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits:  1

RESCHEDULED - Date and Time: Thursday June 27th, 6pm - 8pm - RESCHEDULED

Law Enforcement Appreciation Night

Date and Time:  June 12th, 5:30pm Cocktails - 8:30pm

Location:  Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police - Hero's Hall, 11630 Caroline Road, Philadelphia, PA 19154

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of ASIS INTERNATIONAL is pleased to announce that our 21th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night has been scheduled and will be held on Wednesday June 12th, at the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #5

Topic:  Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)

Presenter:  Matthew R. Dimmick, CPP, PSP, CPD

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits:  1

Date and Time:  Thursday April 25th, 6pm – 8pm

Location:  Comcast Center

Sponsor:  AMAG

Topic:  ASIS in Review:  Chapter Mission, ASIS International 5 Year Strategy, & Standards and Guidelines.

Date and Time:  Thursday February 28th, 6pm – 8pm

Location:  SAP Headquarters, 3999 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073

Note:  Food, beer and wine provide by our generous sponsor, SAP.

Request for Sponsorships

Education Event Sponsor:  We will be hosting four (min) educational sessions in 2019, and are looking for sponsors for these sessions.  Our request is 1) a venue to host the education session (up to 40 people), and 2) food and beverages for the attendees.  In return, we would offer the sponsor the following (in addition to our immense gratitude…):

  • Banner placement/advertising at the event, to include a dedicated booth if desired.
  • A 10-minute introduction prior to the educational session, content at the discretion of the sponsor.
  • Logo (and hyperlink) presence on our website, as well as chapter e-mail communications.


 Chapter Mailing Address: ASIS GPC, PO Box 95, Fort Washington, PA 19034