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April 2023 Chapter Newsletter

April 24, 2023 11:32 AM | Lisa Price (Administrator)

Word From the Chairman

I hope this newsletter continues to find all of our chapter members, friends, and families safe and healthy. Spring is here and I’m sure we’re all looking forward to warmer weather. We have had really good attendance at the monthly chapter events so far and we’re excited for what’s next.

The chapter board is very grateful for the time and efforts of the volunteers who have formed the showcase planning committee and have contributed a major effort in helping plan the 2023 Physical Security Showcase, namely:

  • Landon Jones
  • Michael Taylor
  • Tess Schorr
  • Mike Betten
  • Lisa Price
  • Brandee Gary
  • Andrew Warn
  • Elizabeth Hollinger

More information on the Showcase can be found in a below section; you won’t want to miss it! I hope this newsletter is beneficial to you all and I look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting.

Very best,

Jared Oakden, PSP

Chapter Chair

Past Monthly Chapter Meeting

Our March chapter meeting was held on March 2nd at Corporate Woods in Overland Park, KS on the topic of Building Management Technologies and Public Safety. We enjoyed a presentation by Jennifer Willett, a Wireless Business Manager for Wesco International. Many thanks to Wesco for sponsoring this chapter meeting.

Upcoming Monthly Chapter Meetings


Plan to attend our April chapter meeting to hear a presentation on Security and Premise Liability on Thursday, April 6th at 11:30 a.m.


Our May chapter meeting features a guest speaker from Titan Protection who will present about remote video monitoring technology and services on Thursday, May 4th at 11:30 a.m. Many thanks to Titan Protection for sponsoring this chapter meeting.

For more information and to register click HERE.


Our June chapter meeting will be the 2023 Physical Security Showcase and Luncheon held on June 8th. Details are in the section below.


For summer break, we will not hold a chapter meeting in the month of July.


Our August chapter meeting will be a security presentation at the Kansas City Art Institute on August 3rd. More details will be provided in the coming months.


The chapter will not hold an event in September and will encourage all members to attend ASIS GSX in Dallas, TX (virtually or physically) from September 11 – 12. Details can be found HERE.


Our October chapter meeting will be held at Garmin International’s headquarters on October 5th. More details will be provided in the coming months.


November chapter meeting will be held on November 8th and will include a speaker from the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The location is to be determined and more details will be shared in the coming months.


Our December event will be a casual networking event held at Crown Center. The exact date is still TBD but will be early December.

2023 Physical Security Showcase and Luncheon

The showcase committee has been planning the Greater Kansas City ASIS International Chapter's annual Technology Showcase. While a “Save the date” email has been sent, you will see the official registration email in the coming weeks. Please share with your other colleagues.

The “Save the Date” can be found here: LINK

Keynote speaker

Seeking Nominations for Chapter Awards

The Kansas City Chapter is seeking nominations for the following awards to be awarded at the June Showcase. The deadline for all three awards is May 1st, 2023! The details and nomination forms can be found at the below links:

Security Officer of the Year - LINK

Security Professional of the Year - LINK

Security LeadHer

ASIS International and Security Industry Association are hosting a day-and-a-half event on June 12-13, 2023 in Nashville, dedicated to the advancement of women in the global security industry. Security LeadHER will connect you with impactful keynotes, lively networking, small group breakouts and many opportunities to help you develop your security leadership skills.

Security LeadHER welcomes individuals of all backgrounds and genders. If you support our mission of advancing women in the global security industry, then this event is for you!

Register HERE.

New ASIS Certifications

Congratulations to our ASIS Greater Kansas City area chapter members for their recent certifications:

  • Jeremy Bain, CPP (12/14/2022)
  • Laura Freeny, PSP (12/16/2022)
  • William Gregory, CPP, PSP (5/9/2022)
  • Wes Griffith, CPP (1/3/2023)
  • Thomas Keary, CPP (1/9/2023)
  • Charles Murray, CPP, PCI, PSP (4/5/2022, 6/30/2022, 10/3/2022)
  • Dave Nicholl, APP (2/27/2023

New Chapter Members

Welcome to our new and returning chapter members. We hope to see you at the next chapter meeting!

  • Steven Svestka, Honeywell FM&T (3/20/2023)
  • Joseph Pfefer, Jade Alarm Co. (3/15/2023)
  • Matt Warton, Tech Electronics (3/11/2023)
  • Joshua Klusman, Alvarado Security Turnstiles (3/8/2023)
  • Corey Munzell-Johnson, Securitas Security Services, USA Inc. (2/23/2023)
  • Michael Crutchfield, KC ASIS (2/14/2023)
  • Jeff Bransfield, ASSA ABLOY (1/25/2023)
  • Don Gasch, LRG Inc. (1/25/2023)
  • Brandon Riley, U.S. Army (1/25/2023)
  • Andrew Warn, Cam-Dex (1/17/2023)
  • James Stach, Titan Protection (1/12/2023)
  • Michael Monahan, Burns & McDonnell (1/4/2023)
  • Aly Endicott, Burns & McDonnell (1/3/2023)

Contact Us:

PO Box 410043,

Kansas City, MO, 64141

Email: info@kcasis.org

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