ESA Introduces New Executive Management Professionals Group

IRVING, Texas — The Electronic Security Association (ESA) announces the launch of its new Executive Management Professionals (EMP) Group designed for individuals charged with the strategic and financial leadership of electronic security integration and monitoring companies.

The EMP group will provide its members with a range of information, ideas and networking opportunities focused on topics such as:

  • company valuation
  • financing
  • business model development
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • human capital development
  • executive leadership
  • change management

Over the last four years, ESA has created a number of professional groups with an aim to connect individuals from the association’s member companies who face similar challenges in their work as security professionals.

ESA’s Young Security Professionals Group was launched in 2009, followed by the Sales & Marketing Professionals Group and the Installation & Services Professionals Group in 2011. The EMP group will offer participants who have executive duties with opportunities to network, share best practices and identify common challenges. EMP products will include:

  • an annual ESA Executive Issues Survey of members
  • ESA’s Executive Management Insights, a quarterly publication providing key insights on top management issues in electronic security
  • an online resource center for executive managers in electronic security companies
  • seminars and general sessions at the ESA Leadership Summit
  • the Business Development & Management Track at the annual Electronic Security Expo (ESX)

Top executives from regular and associate member companies with responsibilities in the following areas will be qualified for membership in the group: company valuation, financing, business model development, mergers and acquisitions, human capital development, executive leadership and change management.

ESA has set a goal of growing membership to 300 individuals by the time of the group’s inaugural in-person meeting at the ESA Leadership Summit in Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 18-21, 2013). The group will also meet in-person at ESX 2013 in Nashville (June 17-21). Bi-monthly Webinars will provide another connection point for members.

Leading the EMPs will be chair Dee Ann Harn, CEO of San Jose, Calif.-based, RFI Enterprises and vice chair Michael Pope, president of Safety Technologies Inc./Audio Video Interiors in Cleveland.

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