Young Professionals (YP) Committee
YP Liaison – Ian Henderson
Ian has been in the security industry for approximately 20 years, and has worked in a variety of settings, including training, quality assurance, and account management. Ian currently oversees contract security operations in lower mainland shopping centres, and he is also involved in training security staff in control tactics.
Ian has been involved with ASIS for the last ten years, and has participated in the Young Professionals Committee since it was formed in 2012. Ian is currently serving as the co-chair of the Young Professionals national program, and in that role he assists other chapters in planning and holding events.
Young Professionals Committee Duties:
The Young Professionals Committee is aimed at providing education and development to young careerists by providing a forum to engage and learn from security thought leaders, get involved with ASIS programs and activities, and connect with peers.
This group hosts networking, social and development based events throughout the year, bridging the gaps between the upcoming and seasoned security professionals.
While a young professional is typically defined as under 40 years of age or an individual who has spent less than five years in the security profession, we encourage participation from anyone passionate about this initiative, regardless of age or experience.
Women in Security (WIS) Committee
WIS Liaison – Kim Sheridan, CPP
Kim brings over 20 years of law enforcement and security experience to her role as the Women in Security Liaison for the chapter. Since leaving her position as a police officer with the Delta Police Department after 8 years of service, she has taken on security management roles which have provided her with knowledge and expertise in emergency management, business continuity, security program development, and security personnel management. She also has extensive experience in the implementation of security and emergency management programs, strategic planning, conducting security risk assessments, and investigations. She is currently the Manager, Security Programs, for City Protective Services with the City of Vancouver.
Kim has education and training in the areas of emergency management, criminal intelligence analysis, police training, and criminology, and is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Public Administration program at Thompson Rivers University. She has held her Certified Protection Professional designation from ASIS since 2011.
Women in Security Committee Duties:
The Women in Security Committee is aimed to provide support and assistance to women in the security field, as well as inspire those interested in entering the profession.
This group hosts multiple events annually, targeted to engage the female security workforce and build a strong community. While this group’s benefits and programs are tailored for women, we encourage and welcome the participation of all members who are dedicated to the support of women in the security industry.