April 20th - Raymond V. Hall, Raymond V. Hall Training and Consulting

Providing a brief look back at security issues and trends which have plagued the U.S. for years, with a call to action for security professionals today.

March 16th - Tom Ahern, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Presenting on the gun violence epidemic in Chicago, including causes, contributing factors, and methods and strategies for combating the issue.

February 16th - Mark Giuffre, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

Discussing the Opioid / Heroin Epidemic, including its effects on the Chicagoland area and what local professionals can do to combat this growing problem.

January 19th - Annie Rohrhoff, National Counterterrorism Center

​Exploring current threats to the United States presented by ISIL, al-Qa'ida, and Homegrown Violent Extremists.

Third Thursday of Each Month

ASIS Chicago September 2017 Luncheon

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


Mark Brenzinger, Psy.D.

Dr. Brenzinger is a Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and is Vice President, Threat and Violence Risk Management at Hillard Heintze located in Chicago. For nearly 20 years he has conducted indirect threat assessments and direct violence risk potential evaluations with Fortune-ranked enterprises, mid-sized corporations, government agencies, and academic institutions. He is a designated trainer of the Workplace Assessment of Violence Risk (WAVR-21, Third Edition), which is a 21-item coded instrument for the structured assessment of workplace and campus targeted violence risk. He also conducts risk assessments for individuals attempting to get their FOID card reinstated in addition to psychosexual risk and fitness for duty evaluations.


Lessons Learned Involving the Spontaneous Decision to Terminate an Employee of Concern 

Dr. Brenzinger will briefly review best practice interventions to mitigate the potential for workplace violence involving both existing employees as well as those outside of the organization. He will review the intake process, discuss the differences between an indirect threat assessment and a direct violence risk potential evaluation, and provide safe termination protocols and case management strategies. These elements will be delivered in the context of an actual case which will highlight the missed opportunities, outcome and share the lessons learned. 

Erie Cafe

536 W. Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60606

Pre-Registration - $40

At-the-door - $50