Jaime P. Owens, CPP, is security branch supervisor for The Panama Canal. He is a member of the ASIS International Board of Directors and the Globalization Task Force.
Q. What security issue do you believe is being overlooked?
A. I strongly believe that security is science, art, and philosophy. Perhaps the philosophical part has been overlooked.
Q. A mentor who inspired you?
A. There are many, but Alex Omar Garrido comes to mind. He was the first CPP in Panama and my mentor as I prepared to become a CPP.
Q. What book/movie/play title describes your life?
A. I was fortunate to grow up around many books at home. One of the best ones is Og Mandino’s The Greatest Salesman in the World.
Q. Your favorite ASIS moment?
A. There are so many. The foundation of the Panama Chapter, the first certification exam in Panama, and announcing that certification exams would be given in Spanish.
Q. What is your proudest moment or accomplishment?
A. When I was elected as the first Latin-American member of the Board of Directors of ASIS International.
Q. What does ASIS mean to you?
A. ASIS is critical from a security knowledge and networking standpoint. It provides the educational foundation necessary for me to keep building my career.