April 18, 2014


Providing Networking and Professional Development

Opportunities for Central Wisconsin ASIS Security Professionals


ASIS Central Wisconsin MeetingsCentral Wisconsin ASIS Chapter 067 meetings are held on the third Wednesday of each month.

ASIS Chapter 067 meetings are hosted by employing companies of Chapter 067 members. Meetings are generally scheduled from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM and include a presentation or round-table discussion of a current and relevant security topic followed by a short business meeting.

Meetings are not scheduled for the months of July and August unless an ASIS International Webinar is offered in these months.

The ASIS Chapter 067 golf outing is held on the third Wednesday of August and is hosted by one of the many Madison area fine golf courses.

Special Note: The date and time of a monthly meeting may be changed if an ASIS International sponsored webinar is scheduled on the same day. These changes will be noted on the website Front Page, in the Meetings Page, and also on the Webinar Page.

2013 Meeting Dates

The following dates are scheduled for the remainder of 2013.  Meeting announcements will be published the month prior to the scheduled meeting.  Please sign up on this website for eNews Announcements.

February 20, March 20, April 17, May 15,  June 19, August 21 (Golf Outing), September 18, October 16, November 20 and December 18

October ASIS Executive Board Meeting

Chapter Executive Committee Training

Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Time: 10:00 AM (Training could take at least 4 hours.)

Location: MPI Security
2418 Crossroads Drive, Suite 12
Madison, WI
(Training will be held in Third Floor Board Room

Lunch: Lunch will be order

Topic: Executive Committee’s Role, Responsibilities and Accountability

Trainer: Laurie Simmons, ASIS RVP – Region 2b

The training itself will be for just the Central Wisconsin Board Members. Simmons would also like
to learn more about the chapter and its members, and help develop sustainable plan for the rest of 2013 and 2014.

Although the training is designed for Executive Board Member, all Central Wisconsin Members are welcome to attend.

Next Meeting

April 2014 Chapter Membership Meeting

Date:   Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Location:   Midwest Patrol & Investigative, Inc.

Address:   2418 Crossroads Drive, Madison, WI – Third Floor Conference Room

Time:  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Lunch:   A Light Meal Will Be Served

RSVP Requested:  Please RSVP to 608-243-7946 and identify yourself by name and as an attendee of the ASIS Membership Meeting

Agenda Items:

- Discussion and Review of Proposed Changes in Statewide Armed Security Officer Standards

SPECIAL NOTE:  Police Firearms Instructors and a Government Official have been invited to speak on and participate in this the discussion of this critical Armed Security issue.

- Chapter Student Membership Scholarships

- Planning for Joint Chapter Mini-Conference with Greater Milwaukee and Fox Valley ASIS Chapters

- Planning for a 4 hour Active Shooter Presentation by Chief Susan Riesling






Date:  Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Time:  11:30 AM

Location:  Midwest Patrol & Investigative, Inc.
2418 Crossroad Drive, Madison, WI
(Third Floor Conference Room)

Topic:  Monthly Executive Committee Meeting

Agenda Items:

a.  Chapter Updates

b.  Student Member Internships

c.  Office Holder/Committee Responsibilities

d.  Calendar of meetings and events for balance of 2014.

e.  Immediate Security Regulatory Concerns.  Department of Safety and Professional Services, Armed Security     Officer proposed changes.   Current Regulations:  http://dsps.wi.gov/Documents/Credentialing%20Forms/Business%20Application%20Forms/fm2156.pdf

Lunch:  Will be provided





General Membership Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Location: Delaney’s Charcoal Steaks

Address:  449 Grand Canyon Dr, Madison, WI 53719

Time:  5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Refreshments:  Light “Finger-food” Will Be Served

 Meeting: 1 – Meet Your Officers…  2 – Meet New Members…  2014 Officer Election…  3 – Networking…  4 – Roll Out of 2014 Plans

This will be the Chapter’s last meeting in 2013 and there are many items that the Executive Committee would like to visit with you about and discuss with you on Wednesday night.

2014 Chapter Elections  (New Officer Elections are usually held in December of each year so the Officer’s are ready to resume their positions in January of the next year.)

PLEASE NOTE:  The current Executive Committee has agreed to hold their positions until December of 2014 since 2013 has been a “rebuilding year” for the Chapter,. They feel that one more year would be very beneficial to the Chapter.  They would however, be appreciate your VOTE and show of confidence on Wednesday night.

Current Chapter Officers are:  1. Chairman, Shawn Smith, Midwest Patrol & Investigative, Inc. 2. Vice Chairman,  Adam Smith, Dean Medical Systems  3. Secretary, David Koenig, CPP, Capital Lock, Inc.  4. Treasurer, Toni Furan, Per Mar Security

Brooke Richardson, American Security, is a new member that will oversee building Women in Security for our chapter.  Meet her on Wednesday night.

Your Executive Committee will also be excited to share some of the very impressive Chapter Management training and materials they received from Regional Vice President, Laurie Simmons on Wednesday, October 30th.  This was real and pertinent training that all Central Wisconsin ASIS Members should have the opportunity to receive.  Clear, important, and so very helpful.  Laurie’s training was welcomed by your Executive Committee and…will…help them and others that were able to attend, lead and direct our Chapter more efficiently and effectively.


Thank You!





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Previous Meetings

General Membership Meeting Minutes


On December 4, 2013, a Chapter Meeting was held at Delaney’s Charcoal Steaks at 449 Grand Canyon Dr, Madison, WI.

Members enjoyed a “year-end” social and networking with new members, held election of Chapter Officers for 2014, received Secretary and Treasurers Reports, and discussed chapter events for year 2014.

 Attendees Included: Shawn Smith, Adam Smith, Toni Furan, David Koenig, Rich Woldt, Gwen Bromme, Rich Bertrang, Jacob Weinberger, Brandon Starks, Norm Arendt, Mike Burns



1.      Elections were held for Chapter officers for 2014. Nominated were Shawn Smith for Chair, Adam Smith for Vice-Chair, Toni Furan for Treasurer, and David Koenig for Secretary.

Norm Arnedt made the motion to elect the slate above;  Rich Woldt seconded the motion. The ensuing vote was unanimous.

2.      Jacob Weinberger turned in his application for a Chapter Scholarship.

3.      Three individuals indicated some interest in forming a study group (Adam, Gwen, Brandon).

4.      There was discussion about putting the Chapter Roster in “Members Only” section of website.  Both Mike Burns and Adam Smith need help with getting passwords/logins for Members Only section.

5.      It was noted that we need to survey the membership on what programming it would like to see. Attending members were reminded how important to complete when sent out.

6.      One potential program idea was presenting the case study on American Semi-Conductor which nearly went out of business because of internal theft.

7.      It was mentioned that getting Chief Susan Reisling back for a longer presentation would be good.

8.      Meeting was adjourned at 7pm.





Date: Thursday, August 22, 2013

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Per Mar Security
2851 Index Road
Madison, WI, 53713

Topic: Monthly Executive Committee Meeting



On Thursday, April 25, 2013 a Chapter Meeting was held at Delany’s Charcoal Steaks in Madison, WI.

UW-Madison Police Chief Susan Riseling had the undivided attention of a packed full room of security practitioner’s as she spoke on the timely subject of identifying people who might commit the heinous crime of mass shootings. There were times you could have heard a pin drop as Chief Riseling shared her experiences with recognizing early warning signs and the importance of intervention with potential and mass shooters.

The attendees, members and guests from Central Wisconsin Chapter 067 and other Wisconsin ASIS Chapters, overwhelming indicated they wanted to learn more from Chief Resiling on this important topic. The Chief offered to conduct a four hour seminar on this issue for Chapter 067 and has begun working with the Executive Committee to select a date, time, and place.

Watch your e-mails and keep an eye on our website for this upcoming event. asiswisconsin.org

A Special Thank You to Chief Riseling for taking time out of her busy schedule to speak to our Chapter.

A Thank You is also in order to Delany’s for providing outstanding food and a very comfortable meeting space.


On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, a Chapter Meeting was held at Capital Security and Fire on Regent Street in Madison, WI.

It was a well attended and very productive meeting.  The election of the 2013 Executive Committee was ratified and other exciting motions were presented and approved.

One very exciting and positive motion that was approved lowered the Chapter Membership Dues to $50.00 from $75.00.  Other actions included offering five Student Memberships free to students working on security manage or related degrees.  Another positive program involving the earning of a Free Pass to the 2013 ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits being held in Chicago, IL was announced and approved.

Last, but not least, the speaker for the Chapter’s April 25, 2013 Chapter Meeting was announced.  Members definitely will not want to miss hearing this prominent local speaker from our law enforcement community discuss the topic of Responding to Active Shooters.




Social Network Investigations an Background Checks Webinar

On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Central Wisconsin ASIS Chapter 067 held its February meeting at CUNA Mutual.

The large group of attendees heard and saw a webinar on Social Network Investigations an Background Checks presented by Cynthia Hetherington of The Hetherington Group.

The information presented and discussed was eye opening and very informative. As the group learned…what once was described as secret, confidential and personal information in now “public information” due to the public’s exchanging personal information over social networks and the open access to social media.

The attendees were provided examples of how social media sources can become a useful tool for researching persons that might be considered for employment, completing Due Diligence on contractors and service companies and finding out what information might be being exchanged about their employers and the own companies.

The webinar offered a list of social searching and tracking sites and video media sites that are currently available to the public.

Thank you to all of the members who attended.  A “special” thank you to CUNA Mutual for hosting the meeting and opening its Cafeteria to our members.





On Thursday, January 26, 2012 Central Wisconsin ASIS Chapter 067 held its 2012 “Kick Off” meeting at WPS Insurance Company.  The room was filled with a large number of attendees who offered feedback to the Executive Committee about 2011 Chapter activities and provided suggestions for Chapter activities in 2012.

The Executive Committee presented its 2012 Chapter Calendar to the attendees and asked the attendees for comments and suggestions for 2012 program topics, meeting places and times and encouraged the attendees to become more involved in 2012 to help make the Chapter a greater success.

Chairman Michael Ramstack announced that this year, 2012, Chapter 067 is celebrating its 40th Anniversary.  Chairman Ramstack also announced that  Central Wisconsin ASIS Chapter 067′s website was selected “2011 Website Of The Year” from Group Two Chapters by ASIS International.  Chapter 067 is one of 39 chapters around the world that have between 44 and 71 current members. More information about this award will follow.  Congratulations…Chapter 067!

Thank you to all of the members who attended and voiced their concerns and offered their support to our Chapter and our Executive Committee.  A very big “thank you” to WPS Insurance for hosting the meeting and opening its Cafeteria to our members.




On Wednesday, December 14th Central Wisconsin ASIS Chapter 067 members gathered at the Nitty Gritty Restaurant · Bar for a Year-End Social and Review of 2011 Chapter successes and accomplishments.

Members were provided comments about 2012 Chapter Goals Objectives by Michael Ramstack, Chapter Chairman for 2012.  Members were also presented Region 8B Goals and Objectives by John Harmon, our newly appointed Regional Vice President.

A special thank you to the members and guests that joined their fellow members for this Year-End event.  A very special thank you to the Nitty Gritty Restaurant · Bar for providing a great atmosphere and wonderful hors d’oeuvres.

Date:   Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Time:   5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location:  Nitty Gritty Restaurant · Bar
223 North Francis Street (Second Floor)
Madison, WI

Topic:  Chapter “Year End” Social

Speakers:  Michael Ramstack, 2011 Chapter Chairman
Todd Jansen, 2012 Chapter Chairman
John Harmon, 2012 Regional Vice President, Region 8B

Join Chapter members and guests in celebrating a successful 2011.   Meet Central Wisconsin ASIS Chapter Officers for 2012 and also meet and congratulate John Harmon our new Regional Vice President for ASIS International Region 8B.




Date:   Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Time:   8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location:  CUNA Mutual Group
5910 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI

Topic:  Data Breach Management and Digital Forensics In The Corporate World

Speaker:  Bradley J. Krueger, IT Risk Management, CUNA Mutual Group

The Central Wisconsin ASIS Chater 067 heard a powerful presentation by Brad Krueger, IT Risk Management, CUNA Mutual Group that emphasized the importance of security professionals working together to protect their companies from cyber attacks.   Mr. Krueger provided “real-life” suggestions for security practicions who are serious about being a part of this important role for their companies.

Brad has been with CUNA Mutual for over 13 years working primarily in IT Risk Management.  In his current role, Brad is responsible for IT investigations, e-Discovery and Disaster Recovery.

Thank you to CUNA Mutual Group for hosting this meeting.   A “Special Thank You” to Brad Krueger for his willingness to discuss this very timely topic with our members.

Central Wisconsin Chapter 067 would also like to thank Amy Huizenga, a Manufacturers Representative for Sony, for attended our Chapter meeting  yesterday.  Welcome to Central Wisconsin ASIS and Madison, WI..Amy.






Unfortunately due to an emerging security situation in Pakistan, Rashid Ali Malik, Brigadier Pakistan Army (Retired), the scheduled speaker, had to cut short his visit to the United States and had to return to Pakistan.

The scheduled InfraGard/ASIS meeting was held and substitute presenter Special Agent Douglas Raubal provided a very enlightening presentation on National Security Cyber Threats;  including examples of recent incidents that have affected companies in Wisconsin and the City of Madison.

Date:  October 27, 2011

Time:  6:00 PM

Location:  Middleton Fire Station
7600 University Avenue
Middleton, WI

Speaker:  Special Agent Douglas Raubal, Madison FBI Resident Agency

Topic:  Special Agent Raubal provide a presentation titled “Summary of National Security Cyber Threats to the United States”.

Important Sub-Notes To This Meeting

SA Raubal referred to numerous public article that have been pubished on the topic of Cyber Crime and the devastating affects Cyber Crime has had on American businesses.

To better understand the wide-spread impact of Cyber Crime you might wish to read an enlightening artcle on recent data breaches that have been reported.  This article can be found at — http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/revealed-operation-shady-rat  Download the PDF version of Operation Shady RAT report

The author, Dmitri Alperovitch, Vice President, Threat Research, McAfee, Inc. writes –”I am convinced that every company in every conceivable industry with significant size and valuable intellectual property and trade secrets has been compromised (or will be shortly), with the great majority of the victims rarely discovering the intrusion or its impact.  In fact, I divide the entire set of Fortune Global 2000 firms into two categories: those that know they’ve been compromised and those that don’t yet know.”





Public and Private Partnership Homeland Security Grant Programs At The Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI

Speaker:  David Duecker, Program Manager, Citizen Corps and Public and Private Partnership Homeland Security, Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance

Mr. Duecker presented information on his work with the U.S.Department of Homeland Security and discuss the changes and trends that are taking place across the country in government programs and policy regarding Homeland Security.

Mr. Duecker also presented information on the Public/Private Partnerships for Community Preparedness and Resilience Program the Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance has created to develop and support state-wide and regional partnerships to enhance community resilience when responding to emergencies.

More information is available at we-partner.org  We Partner can also be found by going to asiswisconsin.org and clicking on “Security News” and “Local News”.

A special “thank you” to Mr. Duecker for his time and presentation.  Another “thank you” goes to Rich Bertrang and the Overture Center for hosting this meeting.




On August 25th Central Wisconsin Chapter 067 hosted its Annual Golf Classic at Foxboro Golf Club in Oregon, WI.

Members and guest were greeted to Foxboro with a beautiful Wisconsin summer day and a wonderfully manicured course that would have been a challenge even to a PGA celebrity. In addition to a great day of golf players enjoyed panoramic views of Wisconsin’s endless green and splendorous countryside and a scrumptious pig roast.

There were many hero’s of the day.

Closest To Pin In One – Brian Kobishop. Shortest Drive In Fairway – Chris Matson. Longest Putt Made – Todd Jansen. Longest Drive In Fairway – Mark Considine.

Lowest Team Score was 63 shot by the foursome including (pictured left to right) Ryan Tafs, WI Department of Corrections, Matt Elmore, Covance, Jacob Towns, Monroe Police Department and John Harmon, Covance.

Thank You to all members and guests who helped make the Annual Golf Classic a successful event for Central Wisconsin ASIS Chapter 067.

A Special Thank You to the companies whose generous sponsorship made the Golf Classic possible.

Event Sponsor – Fearing’s Audio – Video – Security, Madison, WI
Event Sponsor – Keyscan, Inc., Whitby, Ontario
Event Sponsor – Per Mar Security, Madison, WI
One Hole Sponsor - Badger Security Integration, Sun Prairie, WI
One Hole Sponsor
- Fearing’s Audio – Video – Security, Madison, WI
One Hole Sponsor – Herzing University, Madison, WI
One Hole Sponsor – Midwest Patrol Investigation and Protective Services, Madison, WI

MAY MEETING – ASIS International Certification Programs

On Wednesday, May 25, 2011, Rich Bertrang, CPP, Certification Program Committee Chairperson presented an informative overview of the three Certification Programs offered by ASIS International; Certified Protection Professional (CPP®), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®) and Professional Certified Investigator (PCI®).

The roundtable discussion that followed generated helpful comments and suggestions from members who are already certified and a lot of great questions from those who are preparing to take the examinations this coming fall at the ASIS Annual Seminar in Orlando, FL.

Today’s security professionals are finding security certifications to be a pre-requisite for employment in the security profession.  Central Wisconsin ASIS Chapter 067 Officers and Certification Program Chairperson Rich Bertrang are available to answer questions about the ASIS International Certification Programs and direct members to study materials that will help them prepare for taking the certification examinations.

A “special thank you” goes to Rich Bertrang for his excellent presentation.  A thank you also goes to WPS Health Insurance for hosting the meeting in their state-of-the-art meeting facilities.


On Thursday, April 21, 2011, Central Wisconsin Chapter 067 hosted a Happy Hour meeting at the Coliseum Bar on East Olin Avenue in Madison, WI. Attendees and guests had the opportunity to visit with Chapter Officers and Committee Chairpersons in a relaxed and casual setting. The comments received and suggestions offered by the attendees were greatly appreciated and will used by the Chapter Officers and Committee Chairpersons as they plan Chapter events and represent the security industry in Central Wisconsin throughout 2011. A sincere thank you to the members and guests that were able to attend.


On Wednesday, March 16, the Central Wisconsin ASIS  Chapter hosted a successful Private Security/Criminal Justice Professional Forum for students enrolled in colleges and universities offering Criminal Justice programs and our security industry representatives.

The Forum gave students a chance to meet private security professionals and learn first-hand what type of security career opportunities are available to students graduating with Criminal Justice Degrees.

The Forum also gave representatives from companies that have private security departments and organizations that provide private services to meet these students and representatives from their perspective colleges and universities.

A special thank you is extended to the following colleges and universities and security industry representatives that made this “first-time” event a truly enjoyable experience.  A very special thank you and acknowledgement to the many students who attended.  Last, but not least, a sincere thank you to Covance, Inc. for providing the venue for this wonderful event.

2450 Rimrock Road
Madison, WI 53713

Director of Career Services
608-288-6301 ext. 6324

5218 East Terrace Drive
Madison, WI 53718

Jeff Westra
Career Services Director

2310 Crossroads Drive
Madison, WI 53718-2416

Tamera Wagner
Director of Academic Affairs


Deputy Haley Collins-LaFevre

Capital Lock, Inc.

Covance, Inc.

JBM Protection and Patrol Corporation

MPI Midwest Patrol and Investigative, LLC

Per Mar Security Services

S’curo Group LLC

Thrivent Financial


“Understanding the Legal Responsibilities and Requirements of Video Surveillance” was the topic covered during the Central Wisconsin ASIS Chapter meeting held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.

A large group of chapter members had the privilege to hear a “no-nonsense” and “to-the-point” presentation on the serious risks and obligations users of video surveillance assume when using state-of-the-art surveillance and monitoring systems.

Robert E. Gregg, an attorney with Boardman, Suhr, Curry & Field LLP discussed the serious responsibilities and potential consequences the new Wisconsin Electronic Records Law effective January 1, 2011 brings to all private and public institutions using video surveillance.

Mr. Gregg reiterated the fact that video recordings are “electronic records” and must be managed as electronically stored information (ESI).  Per statute, ESI is described as “Writings, drawings, graphs, charts, photographs, sound recordings, images, and other data or data compilations stored in any medium from which information can be obtained”.

Attending members were invited to register for Robert Gregg’s Legal Update which he publishes on-line each month. Members can send their request and e-mail address to Bob Gregg at rgregg@boardmanlawfirm.com

A “special thank you” goes to Rich Bertrang and the Overture Center for the Arts for hosting our February meeting.  A great job Mr. Bertrang!


Central Wisconsin Chapter ASIS held its December meeting and Year-End Dinner on Wednesday December 15th.  Attending members enjoyed a recap of 2010 activities from 2010 Chairman John Harmon and met the following 2011 Chapter Officers and Committee Chairpersons.

2011 Chapter Officers and Committee Chairpersons

Chairman – Michael Ramstack, Covance Labs
Vice Chairman – Todd Jansen, Covance Labs
Secretary – Joe Laeser, CUNA Mutual
Treasurer – Steve Feiner, WPS Insurance
Membership Chairperson – John Harmon, Covance Labs
Program Chairperson – Curtis Haugen, S’curo Group
Chapter Newsletter Editor – Curtis Haugen, S’curo Group
Legislative Representative – Shawn Smith, Mid-West Patrol
ASIS Foundation Representative – Joe Laeser, CUNA Mutual
Certification Represensentative – Rich Bertrang, Overture Center
Law Enforcement Liaison – Jim Mankowski, JBM Security
Private Security Services Council Representative – Toni Furan, Per
Mar Security Services

A special thank you to Monona Garden Restaurant for great service and wonderful food.

A very special thank you to all of the above members who will be leading our Chapter during in 2011.

November Webinar and Meeting

On Wednesday, November 17th, our Chapter enjoyed another outstanding ASIS International sponsored webinar.  The webinar – Good to Great – Building High Performance Security Programs was packed full of suggestions and examples of how struggling security programs were re-built into high performance security programs.

These “real-life” examples were provided by Edward P. Halibozek has been with Northrop Grumman Corporation, Tom Langer, Vice President of Security for BAE Systems, Inc. and Charles S. Phalen, Jr.,Director of Security for the Central Intelligence Agency.

Attendees were presented a list of members that have volunteered to serve as 2011 Chapter Officers and Committee Chairperson candidates.  This list will be published on www.asiswisconsin.org prior to the December 15 meeting at which time members will be asked to vote for and approve the our 2011 leadership team.

A “special” thank you to Covance for hosting our webinar/meeting.

October ASIS Roundtable Meeting

On Wednesday, October 20th, Central Wisconsin ASIS members and guests enjoyed an informative Roundtable discussion with Mark Considine from Fearing’s Audio, Video and Security on current CCTV system trends and options.

Mark had just returned from the 56th ASIS Seminar and Exhibits in Dallas, TX and was able to offer invaluable information on what products the security industry is currently marketing and selling to the end user in the area of digital and IP cameras as well as small and large scale digital recording and storage systems.

Many of the questions posed by the attendees related to legal issues surrounding the use the  advanced monitoring features offered by IP cameras such as sound recording capabilities.

Thank you Mark for your time and contribution to our Chapter.

A special thank you to Mark Theisen our ASIS Regional Vice President who attended our Roundtable and shared information on current happenings at ASIS International and activities taking place in our Region.

A very “special” thank you to SVA and Cindy Bong for hosting our August Roundtable.