40 Chapter members enjoyed participating in an amazing Chapter meeting that included a packed agenda, Mission BBQ lunch, Scholarship Awards and nominations for 2020 Chapter Officers.
Thanks to Chapter Member Ron Grimes for coordinating the meeting, and to Ron and Ryman Hospitality Properties for providing the meeting space and sponsoring the lunch. Scholarship Awards were made to Chapter Members Mike Mann, Manny Vasquez, Doren Lockhardt, Devin Mickell, Brian Etchison, and Jason Grove in excess of $6,000 for tuition for a bachelor's degree, industry related training, PSP and CPP Certifications. Nominations for Chapter Officers were opened and yours truly nominated the slate of Chapter Officer nominees for Jan. 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2021. Mike Mann, PSP, CPP and Security Director for Smile Direct Club for Chairman, Jason Grove, Regional Security Manager for Bank of NY Mellon for Vice Chair, Dave Evans, Sr. Manager Global Supply Chain Security for Asurion for Secretary, Jim Snodgrass, VP Security for Schneider Electric North American Operations for Treasurer, and Glenn McLea, Director, Enterprise Security Ops for Bridgestone Americas as your Sergeant-At-Arms.
Following lunch and the meeting, members were treated to an extensive tour and history lesson on the Grand Ole Opry. An excellent turnout and a meeting to remember. Thanks to all of the new members who turned out to maximize their membership and start networking with colleagues.
I would be remiss if I failed to acknowledge and thank the current Chapter Officers - Brian Carpenter, Vice Chair, Greg Thompson, Secretary, Anthony Crawford, Treasurer, and Glenn McLea, Sergeant-At-Arms. Your Chapter Officers for 2019 were instrumental in advancing the Chapter and the recognition that we have received from the Region, Group and ASIS Leadership.
The next meeting will be held on Dec. 4, 2019 from 11 am - 1 pm at Allied Universal located at 565 Marriott Drive Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37214. More information will be published on the Events tab in the next few days. Let's close out a strong year and welcome the new Chapter Officers for 2020 - I hope to see you at the December meeting.