Long-time ASIS members, Arthur Kingsbury, CPP, and Michael Knoke, CPP, have been tapped by ASIS President Eduard Emde, CPP, to receive the prestigious President’s Award of Merit. The two men will be honored at Monday’s Luncheon.
Art Kingsbury, CPP, served as president of the ASIS Certification Board from 1974 through 1976, when the concept of certification was hotly contested by members of the ASIS Board of Directors.
Shaping certification from concept to reality in the mid 1970s took strong leadership from the newly formed Certification Board and its president. ASIS members supported the concept of a Certified Protection Professional credential, and the first CPP test was created by the board in conjunction with a professional examination service. At the end of 1977, when the program was launched, 610 individuals had been designated as CPPs.
Kingsbury, a member of the Detroit Chapter, continued to play a variety of roles in ASIS leadership positions. From 1975 to 1977, he served on the ASIS Foundation Board and in 1982 helped produce a videotaped “Living History,” during which nine former ASIS presidents talked about the Society’s development.
During the 1980s, Kingsbury wrote the “Lecture Outline Series,” a regular column in Security Management. In 2002, Kingsbury, then a Fulbright Scholar in Bolivia, received funds from the ASIS Foundation to present physical security seminars to the Bolivian vice ministry of culture. Ultimately, more than 150 individuals received the training.
Today, Kingsbury heads Kingsbury and Kingsbury Ltd. based in Bozeman, Montana. He is a Life Member of ASIS and a member of the Quarter Century Club. Unfortunately, Kingsbury can’t be with us today.
Mike Knoke, CPP, has been the central figure in the revision and reformatting of the Protection of Assets (POA) manual, long considered to be a staple on the bookshelves of security management directors and others responsible for asset protection.
Knoke was brought onto the project in 2004, shortly after ASIS purchased the POA. Under Knoke’s guidance, the print version of the POA has been transformed from a four-volume set of ring binders with periodic updates to eight hardcover bound books.
Knoke serves as managing editor for each volume, and more than 200 security subject matter experts regularly review and update portions of the POA under his guidance. All eight books were completed this year and are now available in the ASIS Bookstore. The books can be purchased as a set or individually.
POA is also available as an online subscription, another change instigated by Knoke. This option gives customers access to the complete searchable text of the POA for 12 months, and can be renewed annually.
Before taking on the POA, Knoke served as the 2002 president of the ASIS Certification Board. He is also a current member of the ASIS Commission on Standards and Guidelines.
Currently, Knoke is director of corporate security for Express Scripts, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri.