The Monitoring Association Selects Ivan Spector as Next President

Spector is president of Montreal-based Sentinel Alarm Co., a full-service security and monitoring provider for more than 40 years.

VIENNA, Va. — Members of The Monitoring Association (TMA, formerly CSAA), have selected Ivan Spector to serve as the next president of the association.

The election vote was conducted during TMA’s recent general membership meeting, held during the Electronic Security Expo in Nashville.

Spector is president of Montreal-based Sentinel Alarm Co., a full-service security and monitoring provider for more than 40 years. The company’s custom-designed central station is ULC-listed and Five Diamond certified.

“I am very honored and humbled to serve in the position of president,” says Spector. “I look forward to continuing our successes and I thank all of our members for their support and participation.”

In addition to his ownership of Sentinel Alarm, Spector is a leader in advancing alarm management in both Canada and the United States. For CANASA, he has served on the Board of Directors, was national president, and chair of the response committee. In that role, he is credited for driving many false dispatch reduction initiatives. He was a founding member and longtime board member of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC). Currently, he serves on the executive committee of TMA.

Spector is a Superior Court of Canada-acknowledged and accepted expert witness. He is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal. He and his wife Jodi reside in Montreal and have four children.

In addition to the election of Spector, officer positions for the next two years were proposed and accepted by vote of the membership: Don Young, ADT; Morgan Hertel, Rapid Response; and Steve Butkovich, CPI will become vice presidents of the Association and Alan Gillmore IV, Gillmore Security, will become treasurer.

“Congratulations to Ivan and our other new officers,” says TMA President Pamela J. Petrow. “I have had the pleasure of working with all of them during my presidency, and know that the Association will be in very good hands under their leadership.”

These leadership changes become official at the conclusion of the TMA Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz., October 7-11.

In addition to voting on these leaders, members approved several proposed changes to the Association bylaws sections pertaining to officers and committees. The revised bylaws are posted online at

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