January 2019 Print

President's Report

Welcome to the San Diego Chapter!

The Chapter had a fantastic 2018 exploring different locations throughout San Diego. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you, our sponsors, and volunteers, for all of your support to the Chapter in the previous year. Your continued support and sponsorship was key to the success we achieved in 2018.

I am honored to be the Chair of ASIS San Diego Chapter for 2019. I would also like to welcome Kelly Senados (Treasurer), Lisa Lindgren (Secretary), Brian Poirier (Law Enforcement Liaison), Virginia Richardson (Women in Security Liaison), and Patrick Galligan (Young professional Liaison) to the 2019 Executive Board Roster. The 2018 Board voted to experiment with the structure and location of the luncheons. This year, we are looking forward to inviting our members to return to our beautiful old stomping grounds at the Admiral Baker Clubhouse. I also want to thank Sara Santana for her valuable service in 2018. Sara has had a long history of volunteering her time to the Chapter, and has contributed to its continued success by serving as the Chapter Treasurer in 2017 and taking on other chapter roles in previous years.

As we head into 2019, the volunteer members of the Executive Board and Committee Chairs are dedicated to serving you and maintaining the vitality of the Chapter in the coming year. We strive to provide you with professionally beneficial chapter events, high-quality education sessions, and valuable certification classes.

We want to remind you that your 2019 ASIS International Membership Fee is due for renewal. Remember that your Chapter receives no financial support from ASIS International, with all programs and activities paid for through locally organized Chapter events. Please use the below link to pay for your 2019 dues now.

Renew Your ASIS International Membership

We have a full calendar for 2019 and we sincerely hope to see you at the following events:


2/21: Membership Drive/ Board Review


3/21: Law Enforcement Appreciation Day


4/18: Young Professionals Event


5/23: Women in Security Event


6/20: AI, Drones and Information Technology


7/18: Cybersecurity


8/15: District Attorney Presentation


9/8: ASIS International GSX Security Summit in Chicago, IL.

9/19: Las Colinas Women’s Jail Tour


10/17: CPP/PCI/PSP Review classes


11/21: 2020 Executive Board Elections


12/19: Holiday Celebration with Border Patrol

I also want to take this opportunity to remind members that we are always looking for new volunteers on the volunteer Executive Board or Committees, to share goals and visionary ideas for the Chapter. Please visit the Chapter website, which is a great resource for you for upcoming events, industrywide events, the Chapter newsletter, and other valuable information. We want San Diego to be a successful chapter. Please feel free to reach out to any Board members or Committee Chairs with any questions, comments, or suggestions that you may have. This is your chapter, your input is greatly valued!

Thank you,

Melissa Quintana

Chapter Chair

ASIS International San Diego Chapter

[email protected]

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