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Lehigh Valley ASIS Past Events

Monthly Meeting of February 2020

Location: B. Braun Medical - Allentown Manufacturing

901 Marcon Blvd. Allentown, PA 18109


James Cratty                                                                                   Richard Jones
Chief Protective Security Advisor Region 3                                 Protective Security Advisor
U.S. Department of Homeland Security                                       U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency                    Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

They will be presenting specifically on the Protective Security Advisor program and the other programs, services and training offered by the new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency of the Department of Homeland Security. Don't miss this opportunity to network and create a vital link to a valued government agency. Take a look at their website at

Chris A. Quintanilla
Sector Chief of Staff and Board Secretary
FBI Infraguard - Philadelphia

Chris presented on the FBI Infraguard program, and also add specific information on local events, training and how to become involved with our local chapter based in Philadelphia.


November 2019 Monthly Meeting

The Dime Restaurant

12 N 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18101

Presentation on

Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM)

by Charles Thiel

Charlie is the chapter's authority on ESRM after having attended numerous training sessions at GSX 2018 and 2019. He also applies the principles wherever he can see a benefit for his many clients.

ASIS members receive free digital access to the new ESRM Guideline at Nonmembers may purchase a softcover or read-only copy of the Guideline online in the ASIS Store.

Lehigh Valley School Security Seminar 2019

August 13, 2019

I am hopeful that we are moving forward as a community to stop the plague of school violence, particularly mass shootings. This day long training event was attended by almost 150 professionals from education, law enforcement and security who all care deeply about the safety of our chidren and communites. They came from points as far as Harrisburg, Philadelphia and New Jersey to hear the first hand account of the response to Sandy Hook Elementary by Lt. Rich Robinson. He left the crowd speechless!

We were able to deliver this training with the assistance and cooperation of many sponsors and agencies, namely the Department of Homeland Security and County of Lehigh Emergency Management. Special thanks to DeSales University and all of our speakers for sharing this critical information with all of us.

We hope that everyone will put the valuable information to practice so that we may keep each other safe!

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to get any additional information, training or just have a question! 

Scott H. Gwinn, Chair - ASIS Lehigh Valley Chapter     Email:


House of Worship Seminar April 13, 2019

We recently hosted a House of Worship seminar for the Lehigh Valley and surrounding communities to implement safety and security at their places of worship. We were happy to have a multitude of speakers come out for this event to spread awareness about protecting your house of worship in today's world. 

House of Worship

ASIS Certifications and Foundation Scholarships

March 27, 2019

We were happy to host our Regional 5C Vice President Stephen Molinelli CPP, PSP, to speak at our meeting about the vast opportunity's ASIS has to offer with Certificates and Scholarship programs. 




We were excited to hold a panel discussion with several local experts around the topic of Terrorism Soft Targets. The increased appeal of soft targets such as the likes of shopping malls, sports arenas, hotels, restaurants, hospitals, and movie theaters has made it imperative for those entities security personnel to be more vigilant with their efforts to protect these venues.


Networking with Local security professionals.



    Leverage private security resources to aid you in your anti-crime efforts. We have eyes and ears in many places where LE does not, which can be advantageous for you during both pre and post incident investigations.


Networking with Local Security Professionals

A healthy dialogue with private security practitioners can help Law Enforcement better understand private security professionals concerns which, at many times, aligns with what LE is concerned with as well. The private security folks “touch” many people helping to drive awareness within our communities.


A potential second career in Security.

Monthly Meeting of December 2020

Location: Virtual

Date: Thursday, December 10th 

Time: 2:30pm (Presentation starts at 3pm)


Developing Realistic and Meaningful Security and Emergency Response Exercises

Presented by Albert Samano


Highly rated program delivered at 2020 GSX+

This presentation includes case studies for security management practitioners regarding the development of highly realistic and meaningful drills and exercises. Discuss the purposes of exercises and good and bad examples or each. The presentation imparts the following drill/exercise concepts to the participants: the purpose of drills/exercises, exercises as part of a security and emergency management program, the direct and tangible benefits of exercises, characteristics of poorly designed/conducted exercises, the Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP), additional exercise development strategies and best practices. In addition, case studies have been included regarding previously conducted discussion and operations-based exercises. Participants will go back to their organizations armed with the concepts for developing and evaluating more realistic and meaningful drills/exercises.

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