Chapter Meetings

The Greater Atlanta Chapter of ASIS International holds monthly meetings on the third Wednesday of each month. However, this month we have two chapter events. Our first event will be a social and learning event as we practice the art of securing the Arts. We will be visiting one of Atlanta’s greatest civil treasures – The Woodruff Arts Center. See below for more details. Later in the month, we will return to our normal routine and venue at Maggiano’s just outside Cumberland Mall at 1601 Cumberland Mall, Atlanta, GA 30339. We will hear from industry experts on how they protect soft targets in places of worship and at public schools. Stay tuned for further information.


ASIS of Greater Atlanta Chapter Meeting

Meeting Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Time: 11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.

Where: Maggiano’s

1601 Cumberland Mall SE

Atlanta, GA 30339

Fee: $35.00

Meeting Type: Presentation


“Soft Target Hardening Measures” – Application of solutions towards, preventing,
minimizing, and counteracting attacks at vulnerable institutions, such as schools,
and houses of worship.

Ralph Velez

Ralph Velez is a retired a member of the Jersey City Police Department, in New Jersey. He also worked on a special operation, for one year, with the U.S. Customs Service; after receiving training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Glynco, GA. His professional security leadership roles have taken place in NY, NJ, NC, and GA , over the past twenty years. Presently, he is the Director of Security Operations for the Atlanta Public Schools; and is a POST Certified Peace Officer in the state of GA. He holds a BS in Engineering, from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, M.A. in,Criminal Justice from Rutgers University, and an M.P.A. in Public Administration from N.Y.U.

Greg Wellborn

Greg Wellborn is a native of Atlanta with 36 years of experience in the fields of physical security, cyber security and security management. Currently he is the Director of Security for Portman Management Company at the SunTrust Plaza complex with a total of three million square feet of office, retail and parking facilities in downtown Atlanta.  Greg has a degree in Criminal Justice from Clayton State College and University and is a Certified Protection Professional as designated by ASIS International.  He is a state licensed classroom instructor and a certified trainer for the ALICE Hostile Intruder Response program.

Greg has given presentations and sat on the advisory board for the Partnership Against Domestic Violence for several years. He has given presentations at various churches on security matters and has written security policies for the Four Square Church.  Greg is a church elder having been elected multiple times by the congregation since 2003.  He sits on the Pastor’s Council and is sought for advice on vital church business and spiritual matters.

Special Instructions:

Maximum # of Attendees: 25 people (On a first paid registration basis)

Fee: $35 per person

RSVP/Register on the Chapter website at