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ESA Leadership Summit Announces Gene Marks as General Session Speaker

Monday, September 28, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: ESA Communications

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ESA Leadership Summit Announces Gene Marks as General Session Speaker
Session will focus on upcoming growth opportunities brought on by emerging trends

Irving, Texas (September 28, 2015) — The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is pleased to announce that business writer and columnist Gene Marks will headline the Wednesday afternoon general session at the ESA Leadership Summit slated for Jan. 31 – Feb. 3 in Chandler, Ariz.

Marks writes daily for the Washington Post and weekly for Forbes, The Huffington Post, Inc Magazine, Fox Business, and Philadelphia magazine. Marks’ columns are read by hundreds of thousands of business owners and managers. Marks has also written six books on business management specifically geared toward small and medium- sized companies. His most recent book is The Manufacturer’s Book of Lists.

Nationally, Gene frequently appears on FOX News, MSNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg, and CNBC discussing matters affecting the business community. Through his keynotes and breakout sessions, Gene helps business owners, executives and managers understand the political, economic and technological trends that will affect their companies so they can make profitable decisions.

Marks owns and operates the Marks Group PC, a highly successful ten-person firm that provides technology and consulting services to small and medium sized businesses.

Prior to starting his consulting business Marks, a Certified Public Accountant, spent nine years in the entrepreneurial services arm of the international consulting firm KPMG in Philadelphia where he was a Senior Manager.

Marks’ presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. at the beginning of the Wednesday General Session, sponsored by Honeywell.

During his presentation, Marks will talk about how changes in politics, economics and technology will affect businesses going forward into 2016 and beyond. Marks’ advice will help company leaders capitalize on these trends and how to find and motivate the best people. Topics slated for discussion include a look at the Affordable Care Act, the upcoming presidential elections, new technologies and much more.

Leadership Summit 2016 promises to be even bigger and better, bringing together 300+ security industry professionals to Link Learn and Lead their businesses to new heights.

The event will take place at Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino which boasts well-appointed meeting spaces, 100,000 square feet of Vegas- style gaming and a variety of restaurants and lounges, amenities and outstanding service. It is ideally located minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Tempe and Scottsdale on the beautiful base of South Mountain. The venue neighbors 36 holes of Troon Golf, Rawhide Western Town, Aji Spa, Koli Equestrian Center and for driving enthusiasts Bondurant School of Driving is right across the road. Newly added Premier Outlets exceed the shop-a-holics wildest dreams and offer high-end designer outlet stores like Coach and Burberry. The best part is that the hotel offers complimentary transportation all day throughout the destination.

For information about how to register for the 2016 ESA Leadership Summit, go to www.ESA- or contact Hannah Hall at 972- 807-6811. For Leadership Summit sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jessica DaCosta via email at or at 972-807- 6827 or Allison Avril via email at Allison.A or at 972-807-6832.



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 .