ASIS History

With more than 38,000 members, the ASIS International is the world's largest organization of security professionals. Its members are dedicated to protecting the people, property and information assets of a diverse group of private and public organizations.


ASIS members are management specialists who formulate security policy and direct security programs for banks, cleared government facilities, communications networks, hotels, museums, educational institutions, hospitals, shopping malls, domestic and foreign governments and countless other businesses and institutions. Security administrators from the nation's leading firms distinguish the current membership roster.


Since its founding in 1955 as a professional, individual-type membership association, ASIS has continued to grow. In recent years, ASIS has accepted an average of more than 4,000 new members annually. Committed to advancing professionalism in the field of security, the Society is organized on local, regional and international levels, in a global network of more than 230 chapters.


ASIS members are charged with initiating and supervising loss-prevention programs to thwart internal and external offenses ranging from acts of terrorism, the pirating of classified documents, industrial/economic espionage, and counterfeiting, to insurance fraud, arson, employee theft, white collar, computer and organized crime. They are also responsible for preventing or minimizing losses from such natural or man-made disasters as fire, riots, strikes and other civil disorders.


Representatives of companies or organizations that supply security equipment, materials and services used by security practitioners as well as security/administration of justice students can also be members.


Learn more about ASIS, its executive leadership and vision for the security industry by visiting the ASIS International website, "Who We Are" page.


2017 Orange County Board Members


Chapter Chair

Earle Graham, CPP


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Vice Chair

Paul Scauzillo


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Kelly Becker


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Ed Hoffman


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Region 1D

Vice President



2018 Committee Positions

ASIS Foundation Liaison: Scott Hewitt                                                     Law Enforcement Liaison: Paul Scauzillo


Women in Security Liaison:                                                                      Young Professionals Liaison:


Finance Committee Chair: Tom Beringer

Past ASIS OC Chapter Chair Positions

William Cornet (1973 - 74)


Herbert R. Force (1975)


Jack R. Brick (1976)


Norman E. Doughty (1977)


John L Wiggins, CPP (1978-79)


Frank P. Sano, Jr. (1979-80)


John G. Lyle, Jr. (1981)


Frank E. Clatanoff (1982)


Garry A. Lapides, CPP (1983)


Edward Klosterman, Jr. (1984)


Louis L "Bud" Jones (1985)


Ray V. Johnson, CPP (1986)


Laurin M. Hogans (1987)


Mary B. Estrada (1988)


Pete Hopkins, CPP (1989)


Thomas C. Lawson, CFE, CII (1990)


Rick Berry (1991)



Robert L Sorenson, CPP (1992)


Bob Battani (1993)


Jurg "Bill" Matman, CPP (1994)


Chris M. Wright, CPP (1995-96)


Charles L. Baxter (1997)


Pete Byrne (1998)


Chris M. Wright, CPP (1999)


Marion Bellemy (2000)


Marjorie Mitchell (2001)


Rick Olson (2002)


Chris Lether, CPP (2003 & 2004)


Sherri Morehouse  (2005 - 2008)


Gary Moore, CPP (2009)


Rick Hofmann (2010)


Jason Keyz (2013)


Candy Delgado, CPP, CFE (2014)


Russell Mallette, CPP (2015 & 16)


Cris Granados (2017)

ASIS Orange County Sponsors


ASIS Orange County is committed to the professional development of the security practitioner.  Training, mentoring and professional partnerships are what makes ASIS International and its Regions and Chapters the premier security association in the world.  Much of local chapter support depends on our generous sponsors.  If you are interested in sponsoring ASIS throughout the year or for an event, please contact us.


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