July 1, 2013

Dear ASIS Member:

With your support, ASIS International (ASIS) has grown steadily over the past decade and has evolved to meet the diverse needs of security management professionals worldwide. Like many other professional associations, ASIS must periodically review its operating costs and the anticipated future improvement of benefits, programs, and services. A thorough financial review undertaken by the ASIS Board of Directors has determined a need to implement a dues increase of $45—to $195 annually— effective January 1, 2014. Our dues were last raised in 2003.

Prior to making this decision, the Board thoroughly explored all alternatives to this action, but determined that this is necessary if ASIS is to continue to provide the scope, breadth, and quality of current services, while also building offerings for future generations in the profession. A few of our major membership-related developments since 2003 are:

      o 38,000 members today vs. 33,000 in 2003
      o 45 newly chartered chapters since 2003
      o Four Regional Advisory Councils created—Europe, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Latin America
      o Eight new Standards published since program began in 2008
      o Eight new Guidelines published since 2003
      o CSO Roundtable established to meet the needs of senior security professionals from the largest and most influential organizations in the world
      o Two new certifications introduced in 2003—PCI and PSP
      o Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East Bureaus opened
      o Four global conferences added—New York, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe
      o Digital offering of Security Management magazine
      o Increased offerings of alternative education delivery systems for members, i.e., webinars

As we move forward, the Board, along with the volunteer leadership and staff, plan to continue to build upon our strategic initiatives and expand the services we provide to the membership globally.

ASIS remains dedicated to the promotion of excellence and leadership in the global community of security management professionals. In line with this commitment, we appreciate your membership and your support.


Geoff Craighead, CPP
ASIS International