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KC ASIS September Newsletter

October 06, 2020 9:59 PM | Richard Dunn, CPP (Administrator)

September 2020
Chapter 50 Newsletter



60th Anniversary 1960 - 2020

I hope that our members, colleagues, families, and friends continue to stay healthy and safe.  It feels that we are now in a new normal, things are opening up but with new protocols.  GSX+ took place completely online, schools have opened in-person, virtually and hybrid, and businesses are learning how to operate in this new environment.  Even our beloved Royals and Chiefs have taken the field, with minimum fans in the seats. 

This month we had the opportunity to honor and present the Clarence M. Kelley Award to Chief Thomas Hongslo, Lenexa, KS Police Department.  Bill Carroll, Chapter Vice-Chair presented the award with Kansas City Crime Commission President, Rick Armstrong.  The presentation was recorded and presented at the Crime Commission virtual annual luncheon ceremony.

The chapter was honored at the recent GSX+ with the Best Website Award, and was runner-up for Best Newsletter Award. This year has been challenging, but we have continued to persevere to be the best chapter possible.  The chapter board looks forward to the time when we can all meet again in person, sometime in mid-2021.  We will continue to plan and host informative events and find ways where we can socialize virtually. Thank you for your support, and I look forward to seeing everyone at our next virtual event.  

Best Regards,

Rick Dunn, CPP
KC ASIS Chapter Chair

  CHAPTER PAST EVENTS                       


The Greater Kansas City ASIS Chapter held the 2020 Award Ceremony at the World War I Museum and Memorial. Parkville Police Chief Chrisman and Chapter Chair Rick Dunn presented the following Awards.

Security Officer of the Year: Danny Calsing

Security Professionals of the Year: Britney Hommertzheim and Darwin Dupree
Thomas R. Meyers Award: Officer Ryan Kaighen


Julia Pearson, Manager of Security operations, Security Infrastructure, and Physical Access Management was the guest speaker for the September Chapter meeting.  She reviewed and shared how American Family Insurance (AFI) developed its own in-house Threat, Vulnerability, and Risk Assessment (TVRA) program. She explained the pros and cons of formulating and conducing an in-house program vs. hiring an external 3rd party vendor (security consultant) to conduct the assessments.

  NEWS FROM CHAPTER COMMITTEES                       

A major chapter function that we will commence with the October Luncheon is opening the election for the 2021 board. Most of the 2020 board would like to continue our tenure on the chapter board. Due to work commitments, Sean Burns is stepping down as Chapter Secretary, and Jared Oakden would like to transition to that position.  If anyone is interested in the open Chapter Treasurer position or would like to run for Chapter Chair, Vice-Chair, or Secretary please send an email to chairman@kcasis.org.  We will put your name on the ballot, and open the online voting 15 October.


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Please welcome our newest chapter members:

Will Gregory                                    

Michelle Stutheit                                           

Robert Gibson - University of Kansas Medical Center Police Department

Valorie Windsor - Seagate

Gregory Archbold - US Army

Kendra  Cooper - Evergy

Tim Kile - NBKC Bank

Lindsey  D'Agostino                                       

Melanie Millaway - PetSmart

David Nelson, CPP - Black & Veatch

Mike Crutchfield - Prime Healthcare

Christopher Sandefur - GARDAWORLD SECURITY

Stephen Birdsall - CAPSOL,LLC

Jason Asper - Kansas City Missouri Police Department


October Chapter Meeting - October 15, 2020, Zoom
We are commemorating 60 years of Security excellence in Greater Kansas City.  The Greater Kansas City Chapter was chartered on October 6th, 1960. The chapter has witnessed a lot during these past decades. 
Our guest speaker will be ASIS President - 
Godfried Hendriks

November Chapter Meeting - TBD
We will honor our veterans and announce the 2021 board.

December Chapter Meeting - TBD
The new board will be sworn in. Afterward we will have a vitrual holiday party.

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