Hello Fellow IAPSC Members and Dear Friends,
First, let me say that I’m grateful for the opportunity to lead this fine association, which has given so much to me. It is a pleasure and an honor to serve our membership and to be able to give some back for all that I’ve gained from my membership. Back in 2006, when I first explored the idea of becoming a security consultant, I attended the Successful Security Consulting (SSC) workshop and the IAPSC Annual Conference in Carefree, Arizona. The experience solidified my plans to become a consultant. There, I met many Consultants that offered great advice, served as mentors and role models to me, and many who have become dear friends. Over the next five years, I continued to network with the IAPSC and some of the members that I met in Carefree; I attended most all of the successive annual conferences; and I became a member in 2011. Since joining the IAPSC, I’ve frequently assisted with delivering the SSC workshop at ISC East and ASIS International’s Annual Seminar & Exhibits. I’ve also served as the Association’s Secretary and Vice President. All of these opportunities have assisted me with growing my network and developing new friendships with fellow members. I have found great value in being a member of the IAPSC, as a result of becoming an engaged and active member. I’ve enjoyed teaming opportunities working for fellow colleagues and have recently employed the help of other members as well. I highly encourage all members, both new and longstanding, to find a way to become involved in “our” association. I have found that the more I invest in the IAPSC, the more I’ve gained both personally and professionally.
I’m very excited about the future of the IAPSC; there is much to do and much to achieve. The next year will present numerous opportunities for members and prospective members, to become “engaged” with the IAPSC. I highly encourage you to join us at ASIS International in Dallas. A small group of us will be presenting the Successful Security Consulting workshop on Sunday, September 24th. Also on that day, we will have a Board of Director’s Meeting and a Welcome Reception. If you’re in town, please join us at the Welcome Reception. During the conference, the IAPSC will have a booth where we will be providing information about membership and promoting the RFP Tool. Please consider signing up to help man the booth or stop by and visit.
I’m currently making efforts to evaluate our current standing and ad-hoc committees and re-invigorate them to bring needed change and advancement to the IAPSC. Please reach out to a committee leader or myself directly, if you have any interest in becoming involved in a particular area or just want to offer help where it may be needed. The more members that we have engaged, the more we can achieve together for the benefit of the IAPSC.
We have started planning for next year’s Annual Conference and have selected San Diego as our destination. We are also discussing involvement at other industry events and have other on-going initiatives, so please read the newsletter regularly and review the meeting minutes on the member side of the IAPSC website to stay informed.
Thanks for your support! I hope that all members will find a way to engage themselves in our Association, and I look forward to seeing everyone at ASIS in Dallas and at our conference in 2018.
With great gratitude,
Alan H. Brockbank CPP, CSC
President & Principal Consultant