Gary S. Miville of Warwick, Rhode Island, has been named the 2014 Council Chairman of the Year of ASIS International, a leading association for security management professionals worldwide. Awarded annually since 1980, this prestigious award honours individuals for outstanding contributions to both ASIS and the security profession.
A 32-year member of ASIS International (ASIS), Miville is chairman of the Cultural Properties Council, which serves as the leading resource for education, outreach, and suggested protection for cultural institutions including museums, libraries, faith-based organisations, performing arts centres, and cultural facilities. As chairman, he sets the direction for council activities including newsletters, white papers, webinars, and education sessions for the Annual Seminar and Exhibits.
“Gary possesses all the critical competencies required of a leader including; creativity, strategic planning, decision making, drawing out the maximum performance of others, and being persuasive in influencing others to succeed,” said David J. Gibbs, CPP, ASIS Council Vice President. “He is by far one of the most effective and committed leaders for ASIS that I have had the pleasure of knowing. I can think of no one more deserving of this award than Gary S. Miville.”
The Regional Vice President for USentra/RIBI Security, a full-service New England-based privately-owned contract security company, Miville’s 40-years of security management experience includes tenures as a Security Coordinator with The Travelers and Area Vice President with Securitas. He became involved with cultural properties while working closely with talented professionals like William Powers at the Clark Art Institute and Steve Layne of the IFCPP.