About Us

ASIS International, with more than 38,000 members, is the largest international organization for professionals responsible for security, including managers and directors of security. In addition, corporate executives and other management personnel, as well as consultants, architects, attorneys and federal, state and local law enforcement, are becoming involved with ASIS International to understand the constant changes in security issues and solutions.

ASIS International is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security practices by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security concerns.

By providing members and the business community with access to a full range of programs and materials, ASIS International leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.

No other organization possesses the vast array of knowledge, expertise, and experience.

Chapters are the heart and soul of the ASIS community, creating professional development and networking opportunities at the local and regional level.  ASIS members are assigned to one of 240+ chapters around the world.

The Pittsburgh Chapter was chartered January 21, 1957, the 9th chartered chapter in the United States. the original elected officers were:

William McLaughlin- Chair

Glenn Dunlap and Frank Hammack- Vice Chair

Ted Tracker- Secretary/Treasurer

Since 1957, the chapter has grown to over 250 members in Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and Northern West Virginia.  The chapter holds monthly meetings with educational sessions, an annual golf outing, an annual Law Enforcement appreciation luncheon and other events.

The Chapter has announced plans for enhanced member education, new initiatives for Women in Security and Young Professionals and creating stronger partnerships with area colleges, Law Enforcement and Emergency Management organizations.