Committee Members

Committee Members

Golf Event Chair

Eric C Biernat

ebiernat@wbmi.com

Eric Biernat, CPP is a lifelong Wisconsin resident with 25 years of security management experience in the public and private sectors; the past 12 years as a manager in the Public Safety Department at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He earned his CPP in 2009 and MS in Management from the College of Business at Cardinal Stritch University in 2010.  Recently, he earned his Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA). Eric has been a member of ASIS since 1996.  He serves as a member of the ASIS International Pharmaceutical Security Council and sponsorship chair for the local chapter.

Golf Event Chair

Christian Raye Magnus

cmagnus@whelansecurity.com

Chris is responsible for growing the Chicago and Illinois market for Whelan Security, A GardaWorld Company, by proactively collaborating with clients and prospects to strategically evaluate enhancements for their security programs; then work as a partner to professionally implement our service offerings with each company’s needs to provide world-class Security Officer Services.  Chris has worked in the Security Industry since January 2013.  Chris joined Whelan in December of 2018 and has been in B2B Consulting since 1991. Chris is a member of BOMA, serving as a member of the Programs and Education Committee since 2013; ASIS Milwaukee Chapter (Security Association), serving as the Golf Committee Chair since 2013 and the Women in Security since 2014.  Member of ASIS Chicago Chapter since 2018. 

Partnership Event Co-Chair

Michael R Cummings

mike@cummings-security.com

Mike Cummings, CPP is currently the president and owner of  Cummings Security Consulting.  Mike began his career in 1973 and spent the first 12 years in the retail sector.  Since 1985 he has practiced in health care security. Cummings has served on both local and national boards and as president of ASIS.  In addition to his work on this Board, he currently serves on the Standards and Guidelines Commission and Chairs the Ethics Committee.  Mike graduated with his Bachelor’s from Marquette, earned his Masters Degree in Business and Organizational Security Management at Webster University, and achieved the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) distinction. 

Council Liaison

Donald C McInnes

dmsecspec@aol.com

ASIS International Physical Security Council (2018 Vice Chair of Membership, Past Chair of Education; Member since 2012): The ASIS International Physical Security Council, promotes standards, guidelines, and certifications through education, training, and leadership in all aspects of the physical security industry. Establishes best practices and educational opportunities in security assessment, planning, systems integration, and management of physical security concepts, devices, and systems from the initial barrier to the protected asset including policies, procedures, people, and equipment.

Certification Committee Member

Michael L Schaefer

ml2schaefer@gmail.com

Michael Schaefer, CPP is the Water Security Manager – Milwaukee Water Works. Mike has provided security management to public and private sector organizations for more than 30 years. ASIS Member since 1986 and a CPP since 2001. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Masters of Arts Degree from Webster University in Business and Organizational Security Management and in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Co-Law Enforcement Liaison

Julie A Schneider

jschneider@mcts.org

Foundation Liaison

Michael L Schaefer

ml2schaefer@gmail.com

Michael Schaefer, CPP is the Water Security Manager – Milwaukee Water Works. Mike has provided security management to public and private sector organizations for more than 30 years. ASIS Member since 1986 and a CPP since 2001. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a Masters of Arts Degree from Webster University in Business and Organizational Security Management and in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School.

Webmaster

Steven J Beaudry

steve.beaudry@axis.com

Steve Beaudry, CPP, PCI, PSP, CSPM is an Area Sales Manager for Axis Communications.  He joined Axis Communications in 2015, bringing more than 11 years of experience to the organization. Prior to Axis, Mr. Beaudry was a Detective with the UW System and an integrator with two local partners. As a Detective, Steve was involved with security reviews, building and managing the physical security systems on campus, emergency operations planning, and other law enforcement duties.  During his tenure as a system integrator, he was a Director of Physical Security with an integrator in the region responsible for building the division and increasing sales and relationships with clients. Steve is a member of ASIS and holds the ASIS CPP, PCI, PSP, certifications.

Military Liaison

Kris Zhea, Lt Col, Ret, FBINA #224

kzhea@aol.com

Kris has over 25 years of experience as a security and law enforcement executive having worked for two Fortune 500 companies, an international retailer, a gas and electric utility company, the US Air Force, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the Canadian Forces.  Kris is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session 224. He has a Masters Degree in Homeland Security and Defense, plus a Masters Degree in Security Administration.  Kris is one of the inaugural recipients of the ASIS International Military Liaison Committee Scholarship.