Charles J. Knight
The following is information that was developed with the help of ASIS International headquarters personnel as well as the personal records and recollection of Mr. Guido R. Massimei, who was a personal acquaintance of Mr. Knight.
Charles J. Knight joined ASIS in 1958. With his considerable insight and personal experience, he helped found the first ASIS Chapter in West Central Florida which was called the St. Petersburg Chapter, chartered January 16th, 1959. He became the first chairperson. He also served as the ASIS Regional Vice-President for the Florida South East Region during the years 1959 and 1960. In 1974, the St. Petersburg Chapter became what is known today as the Florida West Coast Chapter 30.
The recipient of the Charles J. Knight award receives a plaque marking the event and a cash award of $250.00. In addition, the Chapter will donate another $250.00 to an established charity of the award winner’s preference.