Stacey D. Porter is a high-level security professional leader with more than 20 years of Department of Homeland Security experience. He carries a broad background in vulnerability assessment and mitigation, security planning, threat and risk assessment, and investigative management operations. He has been a member of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC) for just under two years.
Active on the IAPSC Communications Committee, Stacey has been able to meet monthly on association planning details with fellow members. They play an important role in the development of the monthly newsletter, website content, and updates as well as activity on social media.
“I recommend fellow members of IAPSC to find what committee work fits them and get involved as much as they can. This helps to ensure individual and association growth. We can create many levels of innovation and sustainability by being more active in the association.”
How do you network with other IAPSC members?
I found IAPSC over LinkedIn so I make sure to find and connect with IAPSC members online. A simple following allows me to make new connections quicker, especially when I have not been traveling as much, I learn something new from everyone and I get to support their business and progress.
However, the most impactful way for me to network is in person. This past October, I attended the Annual IAPSC Conference in San Antonio, Texas. As my first in-person IAPSC event, I felt it was well organized and I didn't have to worry about the capacity of people during this pandemic. I learned a great deal from each of the presenters and was able to network with consultants and vendors. We took advantage of the free evenings and got dinner together on the River Walk.
What was the last book you read?
I recently read Georgetown University's legendary Coach John Thompsons' book 'I Came As A Shadow'. I learned how much he had to endure as an African American basketball player during that period and how he persevered through all of his trials and tribulations to become a successful coach and human being.
What is one of your favorite memories from the past year?
I took up on-road bike riding. It has been an invigorating experience and I recommended it to others.
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