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Capital Chatter

Monthly Newsletter for the ASIS National Capital Chapter

Issue #08, August 2017

In This Issue
  • ASIS Int'l Member-Get-A-Member! Now Over
  • ASIS NCC Valued Sponsorship Program
  • ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar & Exhibits News
  • Chairman's Corner
  • August Meeting Recap-Controlled Unclassified Info
  • August Event Recap-AFSFA/ASIS Security Seminar
  • Upcoming September Chapter Meeting
  • ASIS Certifications
  • 2017 Golf Tournament

ASIS Int'l Member-Get-A-Member Now Over

Get Member

ASIS International thanks all of the International Cup participants.

A total of 461 new members were recruited in just three months!


The ASIS International Cup challenged ASIS members to compete

in recruiting new members between May 1 and July 31, 2017.​​

Participants who recruited even just one member are to be recognized

on and entered into the grand prize raffle to win a

complimentary ASIS Seminar package.

ASIS NCC Valued Sponsorship Program

The ASIS National Capital Chapter relies on your financial support to provide our members with opportunities to learn from industry experts, network with fellow security professionals and participate in special programs such as Women in Security, Young Professionals and Mentoring.

Bring attention to your organization through sponsorship with ASIS International's leading Chapter.  We are offering several Chapter sponsorship packages as well as sponsorship opportunities for specific programs. 

Learn more about our Valued Sponsor Program.

ASIS 2017
ASIS International
63rd Annual Seminar & Exhibits
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63rd Annual Seminar and Exhibits
September 25–28, 2017
Dallas, Texas USA

For every threat and security challen​ge that exists—there’s a solution to be
d​iscovered at ASIS 2017.

Join us in Dallas for Future-Focused Learning -From certification review courses to one-day intensives, jam-packed educational offerings co-located with the ASIS Annual Seminar will help you go deeper in your defined interest areas:


-CPP, PCI and PSP Reviews

-IT Security for Physical Security     Professionals In Plain English

-Security Risks and Mitigation Strategies for Financial Institutions

-Successful Security Consulting

New in 2017

Education Sessions

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Expo Floor Features

Networking Events


Are you ready to achieve your professional best?
Reach new heights in your career by earning a board certification from ASIS International. Recognized worldwide, ASIS board certifications are a mark of professional excellence in security

Attaining the Certified Protection Professional (CPP®),
Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®), and
Physical Security Professional (PSP®) credentials identify you as the "best of the best" in security and provide high value:

-Validation of security expertise
-Global recognition by peers and the industry
-Competitive edge in the marketplace
-Enhanced career and earnings
-Personal and professional

All three ASIS certifications are transferable across all industry sectors and geographic borders. Security professionals in 85 countries proudly
maintain their ASIS board certifications.

ASIS National Capital Chapter
2017 Golf Tournament

Date: Wed October 11, 2017
Registration:    8:00 am
Shotgun Start: 9:00 am

Individual $95    (incl. luncheon)
Foursome  $360 (incl. luncheon)
Luncheon Only $25

Event announcement with registration and sponsorship options to be emailed on or about September 14, 2017.

Jim Saulnier (703) 592-4961
Tony Buscemi (301) 310-6074

Did you know?

CPPs, PSPs and PCIs can normally earn one (1) point towards recertification by attending monthly chapter meetings where educational sessions and briefings are included? 

You can also earn recertification points by volunteering to fill key chapter roles and by serving on committees. 

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Chairman's Corner


We recently concluded our annual 2017 ASIS NCC PSP Exam Review, and once again enjoyed a great turnout.
On behalf of the NCC Chapter I wish to personally thank
all those who instructed and/or assisted in this essential review process. I also extend our best wishes to those
who will soon be sitting for the world recognized PSP Certification Exam.

It definitely takes much work "behind the scenes" to put together the various programs we offer, and we are fortunate as a Chapter to have willing and able
volunteers. As we are a Chapter in constant service, there is always a need for additional volunteers to help with events.

If you can give of your time and talents to assist with an NCC event, please contact Scott Fischer CPP, our volunteer coordinator, who would be happy to find an
open event you could assist with.

Please mark your calendars for Wednesday morning, October 11th for the ASIS NCC Tenth Annual Golf Tournament. This popular NCC event will be held at the Twin Lakes Golf Course, 6201 Union Mill Rd. in Clifton, VA.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the ASIS National Capital Chapter Security Education Fund and the ASIS International Foundation. Contact Jim Saulnier or Tony Buscemi for more details.

Watch your emails on or about 9/14 for your Tournament invitation!

John E. Gallagher

August Meeting Recap

On August 9th, the National Capital Chapter held its monthly meeting which highlighted a presentation on “Controlled Unclassified Information”. Mark Tanner, CPP and Michelle Farr were the featured speakers at this event.

Mark Tanner has a wide range of experience in law enforcement, intelligence, security/risk management and business. As a Special Agent of the FBI he led criminal and counterterrorism programs, including Southwest Border Initiatives in Arizona and the Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force (FTTTF) established after 9/11. Following a 23-year career with the FBI he has held director and executive level positions in small, medium, and large companies. 

In 2011 Tanner founded his consulting firm, Law Enforcement and Intelligence Consulting, LLC which provides innovation and leadership to improve the mission of law enforcement and intelligence agencies.  His client companies are able to grow business, making use of his skills in establishing long-term relationships, problem solving, and organizing for success.

Mark also serves as Co-Chair of the FBI’s InfraGard, Cyber Security Special Interest Group (Cyber SIG) for the National Capital Region Members Alliance.

Michelle Farr is founder and CEO of Zofia Consulting, LLC, a global strategy, security and technical services firm in the Washington Metro area. With extensive cross-sector experience in research, analysis and strategic planning, Michelle specializes in helping organizations transform to achieve their highest potential with knowledge formed from experience
across government, non-profit organizations and commercial industry.

Farr is an intelligence and security strategist with over 25 years of experience in military, government, nonprofit and private sector environments shaping operations and public policy development. She is a US Navy Veteran (LCDR) and former government senior executive with experience spanning multiple national agencies with extensive global travel.

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Mark Tanner, CPP and Michelle Farr

August Event Recap: Security Seminar

The Air Force Security Forces Association (AFSFA), in association with ASIS International Region 5A-National Capital Chapter, recently co-sponsored a half day security seminar in Arlington, Virginia. The success of this first
time collaboration between AFSFA and ASIS should pave the way for many more jointly held events!

Following registration and networking, James R.
Saulnier, CPP
, Vice President, AFSFA, Vice
President, ASIS
International Region 5-A, and
John E. Gallagher, Chair, ASIS National
Capital Chapter, welcomed all attendees.

Three information packed sessions followed and
eventually the crowd became “standing room only” as
walk-in attendees flowed in.

Experts explored the topics: “Using Psychology in Preparation for Workplace Violence” (Chuck Tobin, CPP; Russell Palarea, PhD); “Domestic and International Terrorism Threat-Present State” (Lt Col USAF Ret
Joseph L.
Rector, CPP, PSP, PCI), and “21st Century Policing” (Henry P. Stawinski III, Chief of Police,
Prince Georges County, MD).


Top Left, Ret Lt Col Joseph L. Rector presenting; Top Right, Jim Saulnier
welcoming Chuck Tobin and Dr. Russell Pallarea; Below, Chief of Police Henry P. Stawinski III with Jim Saulnier


September Meeting - Career Transitioning in the Public/Private Sectors


We ask that you join us on Thursday, September 14th when Kathy Lavinder will speak on the topic of career transitioning in the public and private sectors. The event will be the focal point of our Chapter's September meeting, to be held at
the Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW in Washington, DC.

Kathy Lavinder has more than 17 years’ experience developing and interacting with candidates and job seekers in the security and investigative field. Her career has
bridged the worlds of investigations and journalism, providing her with unique insights and extensive contacts
in many industries.

Lavinder is founder/owner and Executive Director of
Security & Investigative Placement Consultants LLC (SI Placement), a niche executive search firm. SI Placement delivers highly qualified and diverse candidates, the best
of the best, to clients across the U.S. and around the world. Lavinder’s clients have included multinational corporations, financial institutions, accounting firms, law firms, consulting firms, academic institutions, insurance companies, healthcare organizations, and non-profits in the U.S. and internationally.

Kathy began her career as a broadcast journalist before moving to the DC area, where she applied her interviewing skills to the role of conducting and managing complex investigations for a risk advisory and corporate investigations firm. 

Lavinder is the featured expert in the ASIS Career Center, providing advice to job seekers and others trying to
advance their careers. She holds a leadership role with the ASIS Women In Security special interest group and is active with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the New York Electronic Crimes Task Force, InfraGard, and the State Department's Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC).

Lavinder is also frequently quoted in national publications regarding job market and career issues.   She has an undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University
of South Carolina and obtained a Master's degree from Georgetown University.

Watch your emails for further details on registering for our September event !

“It's not about ideas, it's about making ideas happen."



About Us

The ASIS National Capital Chapter official charter was issued on April 27, 1957 and our volunteers have been in constant service to ASIS and our chapter members ever since.

ASIS National Capital Chapter

ASIS National Capital Chapter
P.O. Box 2224
Reston, VA  20190-1722

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2017 ASIS NCC Leadership
John Gallagher
Scott Fischer, CPP, PSP
Denis Lynch, CPP, PSP

Patricia Gallagher
Programs Chair/

Brian Glynn, CPP
Committee Volunteers
Communications Chair
Chuck Webber
IT Security Committee Chair
Mark Fearer

Volunteer Coordinator
Scott Fischer, CPP, PSP
Certification Coordinator
Jim Saulnier, CPP
Dan Novak, CPP
Academic Programs Coordinator
David Gilmore, CPP
Terrorist Activities Committee Chair
David Gilmore, CPP
Law Enforcement Appreciation Committee Chair
Brian Glynn, CPP
Private Security Appreciation Committee Chair
Marty Mitzel
Golf Tournament Committee Chair
Jim Saulnier, CPP
Newsletter Editor
Patricia Gallagher
Young Professionals Liaison
Chris Czarnowski
Physical Security Committee Chair
Denis Lynch, CPP, PSP
Membership Committee Chair
Ben Casey, CPP, PSP

Budget Director
Eric Gutierrez

Upcoming Events
September Chapter Mtg
September 14, 2017
11:30 - 1:30
Career Transitioning
Public & Private Sectors
-Kathy Lavinder


October NCC Golf Outing
October 11, 2017

Twin Lakes Golf Course
Clifton VA

Watch for email invite!

Managing Risk An
Intelligence-Led Frame-
work Leveraging Social
Media and Online Data
ASIS International Webinar
September 13, 2017
Registration $0


Creating Effective
Emergency Management
Tabletop Exercises
ASIS International Webinar
September 13, 2017

Negotiating, Drafting,
and Enforcing Service
ASIS International Webinar
October 11, 2017
3pm - 4:00pm


Food Defense From
Theory to Reality
ASIS International Webinar
October 25, 2017
3pm - 4:00pm


CPP & PSP Certification
Online Reviews -
ASIS International e-Learning


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