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ESA’s Executive Management Professionals Grow by More than 40 Percent

Tuesday, April 23, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: ESA Communications
Launched in the third quarter of 2012, the Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) Executive Management Professionals (EMP) group has seen more than a 40 percent increase in membership during the first quarter of 2013.

For Immediate Release

PRESS RELEASE

ESA Media Contacts
Laurie Knox
Vice President,
Communications & Public Relations
Phone: (888) 447-1689 ext. 6825
E-mail: laurie.knox@ESAweb.org

Bob Ogle
Communications Specialist
Phone: (888) 447-1689 ext. 6813
E-mail: bob.ogle@ESAweb.org

Jeaneen Bengtson
Communications Coordinator
Phone: (888) 447-1689 ext. 6811
E-mail: jeaneen.bengtson@ESAweb.org

ESA’s Executive Management Professionals Grow by More than 40 Percent
Group continues to gain members as leaders share ideas, educational opportunities

Irving, Texas (April 23, 2013) — Launched in the third quarter of 2012, the Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) Executive Management Professionals (EMP) group has seen more than a 40 percent increase in membership during the first quarter of 2013. The group currently has 135 members but continues to add new members almost every week. EMP is now the leading community for individuals who are responsible for the strategic and financial leadership of electronic security integration and monitoring companies.

"The motivating factor for joining is the information and networking that is provided,” said Dee Ann Harn, EMP chair and CEO of RFI Enterprises, Inc. "The group tackles issues such as company valuation, financing, business model development, mergers and acquisitions – you name it. If a leader has to deal with it, we talk about it and share ideas.”

Joining the EMP group is free for ESA members who are in strategic and financial leadership roles within their companies. "The EMP group has a very strong membership base of extremely knowledgeable leaders. Because of that, we want to support them with information and tools to help them run their businesses efficiently and help them develop valuable peer relationships with one another,” said Michael Pope, EMP vice-chair and president of Safety Technologies, Inc. "We publish a quarterly newsletter and provide seminars focusing on executive leadership to help build skills and exchange ideas.”

The members last met at the 2013 ESA Leadership Summit where they outlined their goals for 2013, and discussed quarterly webinar topics, unique research and content for the quarterly e-newsletter, Executive Management Insights. The Q2 newsletter will cover change management and constructing agreements for full valuation.

Please visit www.esaweb.org/EMP to submit inquiries and interest in joining. The EMPs are sponsored by Linear and Monitronics.

ABOUT ESA

Established in 1948, the Electronic Security Association (ESA) is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chapter associations, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at (888) 447-1689 or on the Web at www.ESAweb.org.