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2019 Pittsburgh Polar Plunge
The Polar Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support local Special Olympics athletes by jumping or running into icy cold waters. Last year, Pittsburgh Polar Plunge participants took a quick dip in the icy cold pool to raise nearly $460,000 for Special Olympics Pennsylvania, the state’s largest year-round organization devoted to sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
In 2018, Team ASIS Pittsburgh had 3 participants. We hope to have a better turn out this year.
Check back for updates on Team ASIS Pittsburgh 2019 Polar Plunge.
End Users ’20 under 40′ 2017 -John Baranski II
Congratulations to ASIS Pittsburgh Chapter Secretary John Baranski II, Senior Physical Security Specialist, BNY Mellon Pittsburgh. He is the youngest SSN 20 under 40 End User Class of 2017 award winner, he has accomplished quite a lot in his career thus far.
Congratulations to ASIS Pittsburgh member Commander Shawn Ellies, CPP® on the completion of his CPP® certification.
Commander Ellies started his career with the University of Pittsburgh Police Department after graduating from the Police Academy in 1997. Through the years, he has served as Patrol Officer, Shift Sergeant, Shift Lieutenant, Administrative Lieutenant, Commander of the Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), Commander of Operations, and now Commander of Pitt Police and Director of Security.
Shawn has also served in the United States Army for 23 years where his leadership and skills helped his unit mobilized to the Middle East region. He earned a doctorate degree from the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh (Administration & Policy Studies), master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Pittsburgh’s GSPIA program, and a Master’s degree in Leadership and Management from Duquesne University.
Congratulations to ASIS Pittsburgh member David Campbell, CPP®, CFE on the completion of his CPP® certification.
David Campbell is the Vice President of Corporate Security for Dollar Bank, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As Vice President, he is responsible for physical security, investigations, fraud prevention, and security training initiatives.
David joined Dollar Bank in 2009 from Target Corporation where he served as an Executive Team Leader in Assets Protection. In such capacity, he was responsible for investigating internal and external theft and fraud, shrink reduction strategies, and the apprehension, interviewing, and criminal prosecution of retail theft offenders.
David is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and a Certified Protection Professional (CPP)® through ASIS International. He holds dual Master of Science Degrees in Homeland Security and Law and Public Policy from California University of Pennsylvania, a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Forensic Science and Law from Duquesne University School of Law, and both a Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.