Summit 2016 is a Resounding Success!

Positive testimonials from attendees of this year’s Leadership Summit event are pouring in from across the electronic security industry! Over 250 security professionals met last week to discuss business, learn from industry experts and make valuable connections to help their businesses grow; and Summit attendees agree: there is no better leadership event in the country.

“This was my first ESA Leadership Summit, and I just wanted to say what a positive experience it’s been for me,” said Vision Technologies Vice President Rick Stuart. “I really enjoyed the speakers from outside of the industry who were very informative. There’s been a lot of interaction here with a lot of industry executives which I’ve appreciated, as well as the time spent with vendor sponsors learning more about products. It’s definitely something I’ll be looking to do again.”

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Photo and Video Highlights Now Online
Did you miss out on this year’s Leadership Summit event? Did you attend and want to relive the experience? Check out our highlight video and online photo gallery!

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Jackson and Weinstock Award News
Attendees at the 2016 Leadership Summit got to see two of their own win the two most coveted industry honors. Kelly Bond of Alarm Capital Alliance was presented with the 2016 Sara E. Jackson Memorial Award — an award that honors an ESA volunteer who has exhibited exceptional leadership skills as a member of an association committee, task force or board. The Jackson Award is sponsored by Honeywell. Marshall Marinace of Marshall Alarm Services Inc. was also named as the recipient of the 2015 Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year, sponsored by Interlogix. The Weinstock award acknowledges the outstanding achievement of an individual and his/her continued efforts on behalf of ESA and the industry and will be officially presented at ESX 2016, slated for June 8-10 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Diamond Event
Trading dress shoes for cowboy boots, and pens for tomahawks, Summit attendees were transported back in time during a unique Diamond Event, sponsored by Interlogix, at Rawhide Western Town. The evening was one to remember with live music, barbecue under the stars, a blacksmith, bow-and-arrow games, and a shocking arrest! ESA President Marshall Marinace was named the 2015 Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year only to be quickly whisked away to the town jail. To bail Marshall out, attendees rallied together and helped raise over $1,400 for the 2016 ESA Gives Back Charity, the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. As the fires died down that evening, attendees returned to the current era with fond memories of time spent with colleagues and helping charity.

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Congratulations to the 2016 Leadership Award Recipients
ESA honored several volunteers on Monday, Feb. 1 during the General Session, sponsored by Security America RRG, at the 2016 ESA Leadership Summit in Chandler, AZ. The award ceremony honored volunteers and chapters for their dedication to the electronic security industry. Click here to read more!

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ESA Mentorship Class of 2016 is Announced

The 2016 ESA Leadership Summit played host to the launch of the ESA Mentorship Program; ESA’s newest effort to help spur the growth of rising leaders and connecting the industry’s generations. Mentors and mentees had the opportunity to meet up and network at the event, as well as kick off the initial steps in the comprehensive Mentorship Professional Development Series. In the series, mentors and their mentees will meet a minimum of two hours at least once per month either in person or via phone/video conference. Mentorship pairs will also meet again at ESX taking place June 8-10 in Fort Worth, TX and at the YSP Rising Leaders Forum taking place October 11-13 in Stevenson, WA.

“It was amazing to see how mentors and mentees naturally connected with each other throughout the event. Their dedication to one another already brings credence to this program and its need in our industry,” said ESA Mentorship Program Facilitator Robert Few with Time Warner Cable IntelligentHome. “I’m honored to be part of this program and look forward to serving the group to ensure the inaugural Class of 2016 is a resounding success.” Meet the ESA Mentorship Class of 2016!

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#ESASummit Twitter Contest Winner Gives Back
Brandon Freedman of Wayne Alarm in Lynn, Massachusetts was the winner of this year’s #ESASummit Twitter content by being the most active on Twitter throughout the event. In a stunning display of charity, Freedman donated the prize – a four night hotel stay at the lovely venue, Wild Horse Hotel & Casino – to a veteran organization. Thank you @WayneAlarm for giving back! Check out @ESASummit and @ESATweet on Twitter for more updates as they happened at Leadership Summit.

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Keep the Networking Going at ESX
Don’t let the conversations you had at the Summit stop- keep them going at Summit 2017 (event details coming soon) and at ESX 2016! Join us in Fort Worth, TX on June 8-10 to re-connect with colleagues and continue to grow your company as you enhance your business skills to compete at the next level. Registration is now open, so go ahead and prepare yourself for another great educational and networking event.