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Capital Chatter

Monthly Newsletter for the ASIS National Capital Chapter

Issue #09, September 2017

In This Issue
  • Chairman's Corner
  • ASIS NCC Valued Sponsorship Program
  • ASIS 2017 FREE One-Day Pass Military & Law Enforcement
  • ASIS International 63rd Annual Seminar & Exhibits News
  • October 2017 Golf Tournament
  • September Meeting Recap-Career Transitioning
  • NCC Young Professionals Event in October
  • 2017 National Conference on Cultural Property Protection
  • ASIS Certifications
  • About the ASIS Foundation
FREE One-Day Pass for Military & Law Enforcement at ASIS 2017

Law Enforcement & Military Appreciation Day honors the individuals who make our communities and world a safer place. As a thank you for your service, all active-duty law enforcement, military, and first responders get FREE admission ASIS 2017 on Wednesday, September 27.

Click for more information and to register

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

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 that will help you go deeper in your defined interest areas.

Headshot Studio

ASIS International is pleased to offer

a valuable benefit for attendees and exhibitors alike. Join us on the show floor for free, professional head shots taken by an award-winning

photographer—with makeup artists present for touchups. Available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Donations are appreciated and

accepted to support the ASIS Foundation.

Booth 155 on the exhibit floor:


Tuesday, September 26 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 27 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 28 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


Get FREE career coaching or a resume review with @klavinder at #ASIS17 in the onsite career center!
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The Smithsonian Institution is pleased to announce that the 2017 National Conference on Cultural Property Protection will be hosted by the Art Institute of Chicago. The Conference will feature two days of presentation sessions, November 1-2, and an opportunity for hands-on, interactive workshops on November 3rd.

This annual event unites participants from museums and cultural properties around the nation and the world. Heritage preservation is their core strength with exemplary skills in security, facilities construction and management, risk assessment, and collections stewardship.

As a sponsor, you will have a unique opportunity to showcase your business for more than 100 decision makers responsible for the most recognized and visited museums, libraries, and culturally significant properties globally. Three vendor levels are being offered:

Bronze Sponsors:

$250 per vendor – your marketing materials will be included in each attendee’s Conference gift bag.

Silver Sponsors:

$500 per table – you will sponsor a lunch table and your company’s sponsorship recognition will be the centerpiece for a table from November 1-2, 2017. Your marketing materials will be included in each attendee’s Conference gift bag.

Gold Sponsors: Sold Out

The buzz around the Conference is this year is high, but the Silver and Bronze Sponsorships are still open. Open enrollment for attendees was also just announced.

For more information contact Hugh Meehan, or Frank Sulzer

About the ASIS Foundation

The ASIS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering research and education opportunities that enhance the security profession.  

The topics researched by the Foundation produce valuable and actionable knowledge for the security professional. Additionally, through the awarding of scholarships, the Foundation ensures that those pursuing a career in the field of security management are able to realize the highest academic achievements.

Foundation programs are supported solely by contributions from individuals, ASIS chapters, and other organizations who share its vision of advancing both the security profession and the professional.

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. 

Autumn Cap

Chairman's Corner


We are now in the midst of ASIS 2017, but there is still much news being generated by our ASIS National Capital Chapter.


The NCC is happy to report it will host a Young Professionals Happy Hour and Networking event on October 11th in Arlington, VA. More details and a link to the event details are provided below.


We are also approaching our Annual Golf Outing to be held Tuesday October 24th. Trophies will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finish, along with longest drive and closest to pin competitions. This event, which includes a luncheon, will be held at the Twin Lakes Golf Course – see below for further details.


Proceeds from the Golf Tournament will benefit the ASIS National Capital Chapter Security Education Fund and the ASIS International Foundation. For more information on the ASIS Int'l Foundation, please see the Foundation facts in the left column of this newsletter.


We all recognize that strong networking is a vital key to business development, and crucial to success. According to many reports, at least 80% of jobs are found through networking.

Networking, however, is not how many business cards you collect, but listening and sharing to create real connections. If you are genuine, and willing to give without expecting a return, you will build friendships, a resource which takes communication and time. This is what we do at ASIS NCC events - build relationships that go beyond the surface.

To those of you now attending ASIS 2017, enjoy the many benefits of ASIS 2017 and I hope to meet with you soon!

John E. Gallagher

NCC Annual Golf Tournament 2017

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​The National Capital Chapter will again be sponsoring our annual golf tournament on Tuesday, October 24th

at the Twin Lakes Golf Course-Oaks Course. The course is located at 6201 Union Mill Road in Clifton, Virginia.

Registration begins at 8:00 am
Shotgun start begins at 9:00 am

Individual - $95 (includes luncheon)
Foursome - $360 (includes luncheon)
Luncheon only - $25

Additionally, we are seeking corporate sponsors to assist us in meeting our fundraising goals:

Event Sponsor, Naming Sponsor $700
Lunch Sponsor, $350
Beer Cart Sponsor $250
Hole Sponsor $100
Mulligans $5, maximum 3 per player

Trophies will be awarded for first, second and third place finish, along with longest drive and closest to pin competitions.

Sign up early to join your fellow security professionals, chapter members and golf enthusiasts for one of the chapter’s premiere events.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the ASIS National Capital Chapter Security Education Fund and the ASIS International Foundation.

For more information, Click here to respond

September Meeting Recap -
Career Transitioning with Kathy Lavinder

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Left, NCC Chair John Gallagher thanking Kathy Lavinder, Right, Kathy Lavinder presenting at September Chapter Meeting

Ditch the resumé template.  Be creative.  Most a good listener. 


Kathy Lavinder, Founder and Executive Director of SI Placements offered these and many other recommendations during her presentation at the September National Capital Chapter meeting held in Washington DC.

Kathy engaged the audience of 31 members and guests with insights learned during her 17 plus years of experience recruiting and placing investigators and security managers in valuable employment positions.


Networking was brought forward as a critical job search strategy, and a skill our members benefit from at each ASIS NCC event. The attendees also listened attentively

as Kathy explained resumé preparation guidelines and advice for achieving success during the telephone and in-person interviews. The audience was provided so much constructive information they were ready to hit the ground running and confidently compete for that new position!


And don't forget to email a note of your appreciation after meeting with your interviewer. Tell them you appreciate their time - it is the polite thing to do!


If you would like more career tips and help, the ASIS 2017 Career Center will be a great resource with recruiters on hand, free head shots, and more.

Kathy Lavinder will also be speaking in the Career Center during ASIS 2017 on Tuesday, September 26th,

where you can get FREE career coaching or a resume




The ASIS National Capital Chapter of Young Professionals hopes you will join them at the Happy Hour and Business

Card Exchange to be held October 11, 2017, from 6 pm to 8 pm.


The event will be held in Arlington at the Continental Beer Garden, 1301-1347 19th St N, and is free to attend. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.


The ASIS Young Professionals Group holds as their mission the development and education of young careerists in the

in the security industry.

This group is open to those new to the profession, starting a second career, and open to anyone passionate about our Young Professional mission.

Our group is established upon high standards for members, ethical conduct, quality offerings, and a progressive program for the development of young professionals.


Learn more

“Succeeding in business is all about making connections."
 — Richard Branson


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
Annual Golf Tournament

October 24, 2017
8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Shotgun Start
Lunch & Awards
to follow play


Young Professionals
Happy Hour

October 11, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Arlington, VA - Continental
Beer Garden


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


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


Advantages of Wireless for Commercial Security
ASIS International Webinar
November 8, 2017

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Job Postings

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