ASIS International has announced the 2005 Professional Certification Board (PCB), which oversees ASIS' three professional designations: the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), considered to be the "gold standard" in the security industry; the Professional Certified Investigator (PCI); and the Physical Security Professional (PSP).
The CPP designation, currently held by more than 4,800 active security professionals, is the security industry's highest recognition of its practitioners. CPPs are board certified in security management, which indicates that they have at least seven to nine years of experience in the field, and have passed an examination that gives an objective measure of a person's broad-based knowledge and competency in security management. The PCI and the PSP, introduced in 2003, recognize the professional competency of two technical fields of the security profession, just as the CPP credential recognizes the professional competency of those who manage security. Members of the 2005 Professional Certification Board The 2005 PCB president is John W. Gehrlein, CPP. The Board's vice president is Robert L. Martin, CPP - Manager, Security North America, Colgate-Palmolive Co. in New York City.
The other board members are:
Patrick C. Bishop, CPP - General Manager for Profile Investigation, Inc., in Toronto, Canada.
Darryl R. Branham, CPP - Security OPS Center Manager for the Imation Corporation in Oakdale, Minn.
Edward P. De Lise, CPP - Vice President, Operations for Wackenhut Consulting & Investigation Services in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
Kenneth M. Freeman, CPP - General Manager, Protection Tech, Los Alamos, in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Linda A. Kirksey, CPP - Vice President of Kirksey & Associates in Arlington, Tex.
Edward F. McDonough, Jr., CPP - Director, Security for Tyco Fire & Security in Boca Raton, Fla.
Carla Naude, CPP - Security Technology Manager for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
Jaime P. Owens, CPP - Security Branch Manager for the Panama Canal Authority in Balboa Ancon, Panama.
John D. Rankin, CPP - Regional Vice President for Group 4 Falck in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
Gregory L. Sanders, CPP - Headquarters Security Advisor for the United Nations Development Programme in New York City.
Lynn A. Thackery, CPP - Engineer for Preventure Security, Inc., in Acworth, Ga.
Dave N. Tyson, CPP - Manager, IT Security for the City of Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Allan R. Wick, CPP - Regional Security Manager for Xcel Energy in Denver, Colo.