Earlier this month, the board met as part of our regular schedule. With a sunny backdrop of Ft. Lauderdale, the group was hosted at the FAM International headquarters and accomplished a lot for the (less than) 24 hours we were there. Although many topics discussed and worked on, here are some key takeaways:
New board executive officers
As part of the life cycle of the board, regular change of duties and responsibilities were voted and agreed upon. The new officers are:
Expanding our organized efforts to encompass future-facing projects as well as ensuring existing ones continue was a main theme of the meeting. As a result, the board agreed on six working groups (and board advisors) to be cornerstone activities:
If you have passion and energy in getting involved in a workgroup, please let the board know!
Standards and guidelines
Born from an effort being led by the ASIS Executive Protection Council, the board has joined in the effort along with the Corporate Executive Protection Council (CEPLC) to help create a template for standards and guidelines. It’s an important step forward as industry peers and groups are surpassing individual efforts and putting the need to develop a collective framework at the forefront.
Close Protection Conference AAR
As always, we looked back at the conference with pride and a desire to make it better and keep it cost-efficient for the attendees. We noted some minor improvements and potential new program changes. As we get closer, there will be more announcements. All agreed, however, the success of the conference is based on the discussions and involvement that the attendees and volunteers have. Thank you again to all who attended and gave time!
Stay tuned for a special announcement on the date!
The amount of effort the board puts in is tremendous, but the activities of the IPSB are reflected by those who volunteer their time to promote the professionalization and interests of our industry. As Fonda so aptly stated at the meeting, “It starts now!” The board remains dedicated to our mission of professionalizing and advancing this amazing industry. We thank you for doing your part!