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ASIS Cleveland Chapter, logo, Security Professionals, Advancing Security in Northeast Ohio       

ASIS Cleveland Chapter

~ Advancing Security in Northeast Ohio ~
(formerly the American Society
for Industrial Security

Site Review Date:  3-1-2018




General  Meeting Info


 ASIS Cleveland Events +


JAN 19, 2018

Bratenahl Place Bistro "Workplace Violence"


FEB 16, 2018
Bratenahl Place Bistro
"Sex Trafficking
in NE Ohio"


MAR 16, 2018
Bratenahl Place Bistro

Special Agent Christopher Peltier
"Working abroad? The Department of State Can Help"

Bratenahl Place Bistro
Zina Martinez
Peter Thomas

May 18
Bratenahl Place Bistro
Subject/Speaker  TBA

- Summer Recess -

September 21
Public Safety Training Center
TRI-C West,  Parma
Subject/Speaker  TBA

Sept. 23
ASIS Global Security
Las Vegas, NV

October 19
Public Safety Training Center
TRI-C West,  Parma
Subject/Speaker  TBA
Officer Nominations 2019

November 16
Public Safety Training Center
TRI-C West,  Parma

Subject/Speaker  TBA
Vote for 2019 officers




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ASIS Cleveland MEETINGS:  "...information and security perspectives you won't get anywhere person" 


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ASIS Seminar and Exhibits

ASIS Seminars & Exhibits - NOW ASIS Global Security Exchange

9/23 To 9/27, Las Vegas!

Local & dues-paid, ASIS Cleveland Chapter Members are eligible to win one
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NEXT MEETING:  FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018ASIS Cleveland Chapter, logo, Security Professionals, Advancing Security in Northeast Ohio


Location:  Bratenahl Place Bistro - Confirmed
 Address:   One Bratenahl Place
                     Bratenahl, OH 44108

Bratenahl Place Bistro, an excellent space, easily accessible, near east side location, only minutes from downtown Cleveland with ample parking. Eddy Road Exit, north toward the lake. Google it or Bing Maps or map/info here: Map to Bistro  downloads or opens, new window

Networking        11:30 AM
Lunch                   12:00 noon

Presentation      Noon or a little after - 12:45 PM, 1 at latest

"...information and security perspectives you won't get anywhere person"

SPEAKERS & TOPIC:  Meet and talk with...
Zina Martinez, Interim Director, North East Ohio Regional Fusion Center, and

Patrick Thomas, Intelligence Analyst, NEORFC - see BIOs below

             Please Attend - Announcements & Business - Register Below


      The NEORFC...
...anticipate and counter criminal activity, terrorism, and other hazards in coordination with the Ohio Fusion Center Network and the Intelligence Community.  

  • Introduction to the Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center, history and mission

  • Suspicious activity reporting - Identifying, reporting, and receiving  information

  • Intelligence Liaison Officer Program -  How you and your agency can participate and benefit from this program

  •  Q & A

BIO:  Sergeant Sgt. Zina Martinez is the Interim Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center (NEORFC) in Ohio Homeland Security Region II which covers a five county area and is located in Cleveland, Ohio.  She is responsible for the day to day operations, strategic planning, budgeting, grant management, outreach, and intelligence and information sharing functions of the Fusion Center.  She is a member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Committee and coordinates the Fusion Center Governance Board.

 Sgt. Zina Martinez has been a Cleveland Police Officer for over 21 years and previously worked as a Cleveland Police Dispatcher and Cuyahoga County Corrections Officer.   During her tenure with the Division of Police she has served in Patrol Operations, The Strike Force Unit (investigating crime trends and developing intelligence sources), Patrol Supervisor, Administrative Operations, and is the Administrative Sergeant for the Bureau of Homeland Services.  In this role she participates in Emergency Operation Center activations and in the planning and executing of large scale events such as; the Republican National Convention, National Senior Games, Rite-Aid Cleveland Marathon, Tall Ships Challenge, Cleveland Rocks New Year’s Eve 2013, 2014 and others.  Her Intelligence Liaison Officer (ILO) and Incident Command System (ICS) training, experience, and agency partnerships contributed to the safe success of these events. 

Sgt. Martinez is a proud United States Army Veteran, native New Yorker (NYC), fluent in Spanish, and has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership Management from Baldwin-Wallace University along with several related certificates.  Her commitment to service is evidenced by participation various committees and founding membership “2nd District Annual Baby Shower”,  for the Providence House, a crisis nursery committed to child abuse prevention and family preservation.

In her spare time she enjoys family time, traveling, from Iceland to the Caribbean, advocating for animals, and catching up on a good book. 

BIO:  Patrick Thomas is an Intelligence Analyst with the NEORFC. He studied Accounting at Cleveland State University later earning a MA in Security Policy Studies from Notre Dame College in South Euclid Ohio. Patrick has been a staff analyst with the NEORFC for four years and has operated as an All-Hazards analyst working on criminal and national security matters. Patrick worked extensively on early warning intelligence in the lead up to the RNC, and participated in a multi-agency social media intelligence cell during the event. In his free time, Patrick enjoys volunteering at his church and providing, many times unsolicited, investment advice.

Zina Martinez, Interim Director, North East Ohio Regional Fusion Center

PLEASE REGISTER BY the Monday of the week of the meeting, by noon,

if at all possible - food must be ordered.

Meeting fee is $20 and includes lunch

  1. To register, send an email to to say that you will attend.

  2. Credit card payments are accepted ONLY IN ADVANCE on the website here at Dues-Payments  page to pay in advance.

  3. Members should register for guest, guest can pay for themselves or member can pay for their guests.

  4. Optionally pay at the door by check or with cash. Checks should be made payable to Treasurer, ASIS Cleveland.


"Working abroad? The Department of State Can Help"

Security and Informational Resources from the U.S. Government


Special Agent Christopher PeltierChris Peltier
U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service

From the U.S. Embassy and the local chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce to the Overseas Security Advisory Council and Regional Security Office there are many resources available to individuals and companies working, living and traveling internationally. Special Agent Christopher Peltier will help navigate through these resources and provide context based on his experience advising international businesses and working in various countries around the world. Focusing on Security, Chris will discuss critical topics everyone needs to address before sending employees abroad.

Special Agent Christopher Peltier with the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service provides a safe environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. Chris has served in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Chris's experience includes touring the Niger Delta region with the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Evacuating employees from Bahrain during the Arab Spring and eating Pierogi with the founder of modern Polish Democracy.  As part of the lead U.S. law enforcement organization abroad, Chris protects U.S. diplomatic missions, U.S. diplomats, and visiting foreign dignitaries; conducts criminal, counter-terrorism, and counterintelligence investigations both domestically and abroad; advises U.S. ambassadors on security matters; and manages security programs worldwide.



Friday, FEBRUARY 16, 2018

“Sex Trafficking in Northeast Ohio”


  • Gregory Colbeck, Director of Operations, RAHAB Ministries

  • John morgan, Detective, special investigations unit
    cuyahoga County sheriff’s department

    Former FBI agent

Gregory Colbeck's Bio:  Bio               John Morgan's Bio:  Morgan's Bio

 “Ohio is one of the leaders in the U.S. in sex trafficking crime. It affects everyone.”

Meeting notes, photos, etc., here:  Meeting notes




FRIDAY, January 19, 2018 MEETING,

January SPEAKER & TOPIC:  Meet and talk with...
Rob Shuster                                              

Rob Shuster 
Vice President of Protective Services and Training


"Essential Best Practices for Workplace Violence Prevention and Management"

  • Introduction and objectives

  • Critical Mistakes that Organizations Make

  • Human Resources and Security- must work together

  • Developing Workplace Violence Policy – reasonable foreseeability

  • Defining Workplace Violence – categories of potential workplace violence

  • Employee Training - behavioral warning signs

  • Case Management Team - establish one and use them

  • Developing High Risk Termination Protocols

  • Third Party Assistance May Be Required

  • Proactive Measures and Response - preparation

  • Developing Specific Active Shooter Response Plans

  • Documentation of the Case Management Process


Meeting notes, photos, etc., here:  Meeting notes




ASIS Akron Canton January 25th, cocktails, mixer, Cleveland invited! Click here: 

[COMMENT/OBSERVATION:  About 30 attended, some from ASIS Cleveland, well attended overall, many interesting people to meet, good to have time to talk, good contacts to have..]




"...information and security perspectives you won't get anywhere else..."


TOM LEKANTom Lekan speaking...

Questions that were answered...

What does it take to defend your guards (In-house or Contract) in litigation?

What is asked mostly in discovery about your guards or guard company?

What do plaintiffs attorneys and expert witnesses focus on about your guards? 

Thomas J. Lekan, CPP
Security Consultant and Expert Witness

Security Guard Expert
(downloads or opens in new window)

     Background, credentials, Tom Lekan, and see website for more:  Tom Lekan

”Liability and Security Guards: 
Contract or In-house"

If you have security guards protecting your premises, or you are a security guard company, armed guards or not, or private police, this meeting was for you..”
Above, right:  Tom makes point after point on how to avoid liability with case examples.


"I'm so glad I attended this meeting. Great information. I'm going to review all post orders and other documentation."

"Informative, factual, and entertaining. He so obviously knows his stuff."


security guard meeting





"...information and security perspectives you won't get anywhere else..."

Meet Marvin Cross, Sr., CPP  BIO: 
Presentation on and discussion of:

“Security for High Profile Individuals and Organizations”

 Executive Security Group, Inc. (formerly Security Director, the Cavaliers)
an ASIS Cleveland member, is the featured speaker

Oct meeting photo

Members and guest listen carefully to Marvin Cross' interesting, informative talk.


Oct meeting photo

L to R:  Peter Lucic, ASIS Regional VP; Marvin Cross, Speaker; Ray Heintel, '17 Chair



Downloadable file on Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment


Paul Hugenberg, Info GPS



InfoGPS provides single use (Audit) and continuous software as a service solution (Monitoring) that finds sensitive non-structured data (for instance, account numbers and data that have been downloaded into an Excel spreadsheet) and then allows the user to determine if they need to better protect the data, delete it, move it, etc. Many data breaches have an origin in this unstructured data as the transactional, enterprise systems and their data is usually pretty well secured.

Paul Hugenberg, Info GPS


Info GPS






Most meetings are the 3rd Friday - most months. See schedule at page top, left.


Format for most all meetings is as follows:

Networking        11:30 AM
Introduction:       Noon, Chair opens meetings, introductions, announcements

Lunch                   12:00 noon
Presentation      Noon or a little after to about 12:45 PM, 1 at latest

Questions and answers


Certificate presentations, any closing business, announcements for the future

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