Welcome to MN ASIS Chapter #25!

Our Chapter serves the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota, supporting the mission and goals of ASIS International.

Monthly membership meetings are generally held over the lunch hour, on the second Thursday of each month, featuring a catered lunch with informative guest speakers and presentations on a variety of security-related topics. Meetings are hosted at member sites throughout the Twin Cities.
Annual membership in ASIS Chapter 25 also provides access to certification study groups, job postings and opportunities to network with other local, regional and national security professionals representing a wide range of organizations, including: manufacturing, education, healthcare, real estate, property management and government, financial, utilities, along with current and former law enforcement and private security.

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Announcements / News

February Chapter Meeting: Enterprise Security Risk Management

Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) has been an emerging topic in the industry over the past year. Please join us for our February 2018 Chapter Meeting as we deliver a presentation and forum discussion on the implementation of ESRM; including identified benefits, initial lessons learned, current progress and identified challenges.

The speakers:
Jon Harris, CPP, PSP: Associate Director – Security, Property & International Trade Compliance for the Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) business unit of UTC Aerospace Systems.
Emily Stroud: FSO, BCP Lead – Rosemount Aerospace, Inc.
Nathan Olson: Manager – Enterprise Security & Risk Management for the Sensors & Integrated Systems (SIS) business unit of UTC Aerospace Systems.
Brandon Beyl: Facility Control Official for AMFMS.

Please see the EVENTS tab to register for this event!

Monthly Meeting Locations

As 2018 planning continues by the Board of Directors, please consider hosting a monthly chapter meeting at your place of business. Over the last handful of years, the Board of Directors has made a conscience effort to move and showcase each monthly meeting at a different members’ place of business. If you have a space within the greater twin cities metropolitan area that can comfortably hold 50-75 with AV/Media options, we’d enjoy hearing from you! Please email Lisa Mountain, Membership Chair (lmountain@ptnet.com) if you’re interested.

Volunteerism 2018

Have you changed jobs, retired or just have more time on your hands? Want to maintain both personal and professional connections within the chapter? Please let us know who you are! As we move into 2018 there will be multiple opportunities to help out the local chapter leadership with various items, tasks, meetings and/or events. We’d enjoy it if the ASIS MN Chapter remains a place that you continue to network and dedicate your volunteerism towards. Please email current Co-Chair, Nate Zoellner (nate.zoellner@vtisecurity.com) or current Membership Chair, Lisa Mountain (lmountain@ptnet.com) if you’re interested in additional volunteer opportunities.


June 21, 2018
  • MN ASIS Leadership Conference

    June 21, 2018  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington - Minneapolis South, 7800 Normandale Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55439, USA

    Please Join Us For The MN ASIS 2018 Leadership Conference
    The Art of Tactful Self-Promotion at Work
    Thursday, June 21st, 2018
    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington - Minneapolis South


    12:00P-12:20P REGISTRATION
    12:25P-12:30P Opening Remarks
    12:30P-12:45P Breaking Free
    12:45P-2:00P Keynote Speaker
    2:00P-2:15P Break
    2:15P-3:00P Break-out Sessions
    3:00P-3:15P Break
    3:15P-4:00P Break-out Sessions
    4:00P-5:00P Panel-Network-Raffle-Reception
    The Art of Tactful
    Self-Promotion at Work
    Tactful self-promotion is a critical competency for all leaders, whether you’re:
    … a leader wanting to create more visibility for your department and coach your staff;
    … interested in expanding your influence and work on your own career mobility;
    … in transition, looking for that next opportunity;
    … a contractor or consultant looking for work in the gig economy.
    Everyone needs to increase their visibility if they want the opportunities, recognition and the rewards that they deserve.

    You will learn practical strategies for:
    • Positioning yourself in ways that highlight your value, differentiators and accomplishments
    • Cultivating strategic relationships and expand your network of influence
    • Gaining constructive visibility by leveraging social media, especially with LinkedIn, and building an online platform
    • Promoting your team and your department
    This fast-paced, interactive presentation will help even the most reserved to increase their visibility without violating their integrity and values (and without triggering a panic attack!).

    Break-out Session A:
    Shaping Your Personal Brand
    Richard Dodson and Nancy Burke
    Whether you like the idea of personal branding or not, you already have a brand – it’s your reputation. You might not know what it is, and it might not be the one you want, but you have one. The process of defining your brand requires a bit of soul searching, but it’s worth the effort.
    In this breakout session, we will explore some of the questions that go into developing your brand statement:
    • What do you want to be known for?
    • What value do you add for clients and customers?
    • What benefits do your clients/customers/colleagues receive because of what you do?
    • What are your unique gifts and talents?
    • What differentiates you from your peers?
    Participants will have a chance to draft and practice a value proposition that can be used for interviews, networking or casual conversations.
    Break-out Session B:
    LinkedIn Strategies that Will Grow Your Security Business
    Carol J. Kaemmerer
    LinkedIn is not just for job seekers. A LinkedIn profile is essential for anyone wanting to grow their professional reputation, activities, opportunities and influence. But a poor LinkedIn profile does not serve you well – others seeking your type of expertise may not find you, and those who do find you may not be encouraged to engage with you. As a security professional, it is essential that people view you as trustworthy. You can lay the groundwork for establishing trust through your LinkedIn profile and then proceed to reinforce your credibility and expertise with each interaction. This webinar will show you how.

    You will benefit from this seminar by learning:
    • How to be found: the two factors that control where you show up on someone else’s LinkedIn keyword search and how to optimize both factors
    • How to build your “know, like and trust” factor through visual and written aspects of your LinkedIn profile
    • Effective strategies for communicating your expertise
    • Specific strategies you can use to keep yourself “top of mind” with your clients and ideal prospects
    • How to use LinkedIn as a warm communication tool to maintain and enhance your relationship with your clients and prospects

    Key Note Speaker:
    Nancy Burke
    Nancy has spent the last two decades helping people find their best places in the work world. She grew up in Human Resources roles at Pillsbury, USBank and Jostens followed by an SVP role with Lee Hecht Harrison, a leading global career services firm where she led the Midwest and Twin Cities career transition practices for years. Now, Nancy provides coaching through her company, FuturePerfect, and is also a founder and principal of Burke&Penn, a business that helps people 50+ plan their futures in life and work.

    Richard Dodson
    Through his writing, speaking and consulting, Richard empowers careerists and entrepreneurs to raise their visibility, unlock opportunities, and earn more recognition and reward. After years as a VP with Lee Hecht Harrison, where he coached more than 1000 clients through tough career challenges, he recently launched Artisan Digital, an agency focused on digital publishing, e-commerce and launching experts into the digital space to increase their impact and income. Richard’s career began at age 14 with his first paying job as…a magician!

    Carol J. Kaemmerer
    Is the author of the book LinkedIn for the Savvy Executive: Promote Your Brand with Authenticity, Tact and Power. She is a popular speaker, coach and corporate trainer who helps businesses and executives leverage the power of LinkedIn to increase their visibility and influence and engage with their ideal audiences. Carol believes that your personal brand – well articulated on LinkedIn – is your best protection against business factors beyond your control.
    Specializing in strategies for using LinkedIn as a personal branding and business development tool, Carol has helped brand-name leaders and C-suite executives use LinkedIn powerfully, creating positioning and messaging that reflects their business passion with authenticity. Businesses engage Carol to polish their brand and expand their footprint on LinkedIn, to teach employees at all levels about LinkedIn and online visibility, and to provide one-on-one coaching and profile development for their top executives. When employees look good on LinkedIn, the company looks good too.


    STUDENTS $25.00


    "Power your Career: The Art of Tactful Self-Promotion at Work"

    Thank you to our Sponsors!  

    Platinum Sponsors: 
    Axis Communications
    Parallel Technologies, Inc. 

    Gold Sponsors:   
    American Security
    VTI Security

    Silver Sponsors:     
    Charter Communications
    Travelers Insurance
    US Bank

    Bronze Sponsors:   

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