ASIS International Chapter 119 hosted the 2014 Law Enforcement Appreciation Banquet at the PNC Arena on December 16, 2014. The banquet is an opportunity to show gratitude and appreciation for local men and women in law enforcement.
The guest speaker for the event was Greg Baker. Gregory K. Baker became commissioner of the Law Enforcement, Division, Dept. of Public Safety, on Sept. 10, 2013. Prior to this appointment, Baker lead DPS’s Alcohol Law Enforcement section since May 2013. Baker was a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation serving as a manager of FBI’s Criminal Investigative Programs at both the national level and the field office level. He served as a special agent in the Raleigh FBI office since 2008. He also served five years in the FBI’s Charlotte office and two years in the FBI’s Washington D.C. headquarters as a supervisory special agent.
Kevin McQuade was elected to the position of Secretary of the ASIS Chapter 119 for 2015 Kevin held this position in 2013 and 2014. He was installed in his position at the Law Enforcement Banquet.
ASIS International is the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities, and the public.
ProNet Systems hosted their annual Executive Briefing on December 9th, at the City Club in Raleigh, NC. The event was titled, “Keeping up with Security Trends and Technologies. Some of the key speakers included:
• Alan Jelley, ProNet Systems, Inc. – New Technology Advancements and Trends
• Nathan Schroeder, Focus Sales; Ryan Bach, Avigilon – Totally Integrated Access & High Resolution Video
• Rusty Gilmore, Computer Forensic Consultant, Risk Management Consultants – Hacking and Computer Security 101
• Lou Tunno, HID – Latest Credential And Biometric Development The Smart Phone as a Credential
• Nathan Schroeder, Focus Sales; Ryan Bach, Avigilon – Advances in High Definition Video and Video Analytics
Dana Frentz and Emily Liner of RMA attended the ProNet Systems seminar.
The 12th Annual Gingerbread Benefit to support Triangle Family Services took place on Sunday, December 7, at The Umstead Hotel and Spa. The Sneak Preview, Tea with Santa and the Evening Benefit were all successful! Over 25 chefs participated in the event by creating beautiful and innovative Gingerbread House designs. This year’s winning chiefs are:
1st Place- Corinna Morris of Prestonwood Country Club
2nd Place- Robin Bilodeau of Searstone
3rd Place- Emma Isakoff of Fearrington House
Every dollar raised from the event goes directly to the 5,000 families served by Triangle Family Services each year. Thanks to all that made the Gingerbread Benefit a success! Visit Triangle Family Services to view photos of this wonderful event!
Since 1937, Triangle Family Services has been helping families and individuals overcome life’s challenges by giving them the tools they need to move away from crisis and into more stable and healthy life situations. Our community is stronger when we eliminate family violence, improve financial stability, and address the emotional well-being of individuals and family members in need. The more than 7,000 individuals and families TFS helps each year live and work throughout the Raleigh-Durham Metro region.
Christine Peterson and Rusty Gilmore presented Enemies at the Gate or Are they Already Inside? The presentation was given to a group of small business professionals hosted by RBC Wealth Management and sponsored by DJK HR Consulting, LLC, ABEO Insurance Agency, LLC, and SOULE Employment Law Firm on December 3, 2014.
Small business owners often display a combination of guts, grit, competency, and work ethic. They have everything to gain and everything to lose. They have bought into the idea that a security program is a cost they cannot afford instead of the reality which is a framework for the businesses stability and prosperity. The attendees at the seminar got a crash course in the people side of business and the concept that even “good” people make “bad” decisions once they have justified the rational for their actions. Focusing on the protection of the “secret sauce”, the program encouraged interaction between the attendees, presenters and sponsors in a discussion of physical security, IT security, BYOD (Bring your own device to work), and compliance considerations.
On behalf of Triangle Family Services (TFS) Christine Peterson attended Governing for Nonprofit Excellence at Harvard University, Harvard Business School (HBS) October 26 – 29, 2014.
The Executive Education class “Governing for Nonprofits Excellence” is an intense 3 day program exploring the nonprofit board’s critical role, and best practices that enhance the contribution of outside board members and chairs to the nonprofit organization. The attendees will improve their capacity to define, oversee, and adjust the organization’s mission; create strategic plans; and assess and measure performance. As a result, the board will be better able to build financial sustainability and improve overall performance.
Nonprofit organizations like TFS require strong, innovative leadership. As the President of Risk Management Associates, Chris brings the same passion and leadership to the TFS as a member of its Board of Directors as she has as a leader at Risk Management Associates.
Harvard Business School (HBS) focuses on four core nonprofit governance competencies: board leadership, strategic stewardship, performance measurement, and financial oversight.
Through this program attendees gain the skills needed to maintain mission clarity, forge effective relationships with CEOs, structure and manage important alliances, and achieve financial sustainability. Harvard Business School Executive Education program is developed and taught by HBS faculty who are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors. Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, HBS faculty leverage their business expertise and field-based research to develop enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is an Executive Education teaching team whose groundbreaking insights challenge participants’ thinking and enable them to become superior business leaders.
Since 1937, Triangle Family Services (TFS) has served as a safety net for the community. TFS’ accomplishes its mission of, “Building a Stronger Community by Strengthening the Family”, through its commitment to empower families physically, mentally and financially.
Kevin McQuade, CPP of RMA attended the 2014 Tyco Security Design and Technology Symposium in Florida. This symposium was a three day event that focused on security related technology products offered by Tyco Security. The symposium focused on the Tyco technologies in intrusion detection, access control, real time location systems and video management systems. They also presented information pertaining to the Tyco Physical Security Information System (PSIM) and how multiple manufactures, not just Tyco security products are able to be monitored by a single user interface. The last presentation was a roadmap to where Tyco is headed in the future which a complete unification of their security products.
At the request of Nia Singletary an intern at RMA and a student at Meredith College along with her team members Melinda Maldonado, Alejandra Patrick, and Michelle Ramirez, Christine Peterson presented Targeting Our Assets as part of the International Business program at Meredith College. Stephanie Hurt, Ph.D., Associated Professor of Strategic and International Management had charged the class to partner with a business professional to explore “real life” business examples of international business. After Nia, Melinda, Alejandra and Michelle made their presentation on economic espionage, Chris was able to draw from her experience as a security professional to specifically apply the concepts to companies and governments with “real life” examples, target methods, and estimated losses. She was also able to illustrate to the class and future business leaders that security programs are not a cost center but instead a framework for business stability and prosperity.
Chartered in 1891, Meredith College is one of the largest independent private women’s colleges in the U.S. Meredith also offers coeducational graduate programs in business, education and nutrition, as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs in pre-health and business, a dietetic internship program, a didactic program in dietetics and a paralegal program. Meredith’s programs – undergraduate and graduate — challenge each individual student to think deeply, push hard, discover new strengths and grow even stronger. Meredith has been cited as one of the “best colleges” in the region and the country by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Forbes.com.
RMA is a supporter of USO North Carolina and believes in what they do to support our troops here in North Carolina. RMA has sponsored a BBQ and been a supporter of the USO Gala to raise funds for USO North Carolina. This year, the entire RMA team has collected the items needed to create “Rack Packs” for our military men and women. The purpose of the Rack Pack Program is to provide our warriors with the basic necessities needed for the first 48 hours after returning home.
In November, RMA packed the Rack Packs and delivered them the USO Center at RDU. Each pack was filled with the following items:
Travel Size Shampoo
Travel Size Conditioner
Travel Size Body Wash
Gum/Snack Items (i.e. beef jerky, peanuts, cookies, crackers, hard candy, etc)
Kool-Aid/Tea/Crystal Light Individual Drink Mixers
Travel Size Toothpaste
Makeup Remover Pads
If you would like to participate in the Rack Pack program or to learn more about the USO North Carolina, please visit their website http://uso-nc.org/.
Russell Gilmore attended an Active Threat Training program sponsored by Orange County Emergency Management. The course provided a history of active shooter events and included a tactical movement lecture and demo along with a skills overview. The objective of the training session was to review and learn from past events so as to be better prepared to respond and manage active shooter events in the future.
The program was conducted by Dr. Stephanie Crapo, Orange County Assistant Medical Director, UNC Emergency Medicine ED Fellow.