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The 2016 ESA Leadership Summit Receives Fantastic Reviews

Tuesday, February 09, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: ESA Communications

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The 2016 ESA Leadership Summit Receives Fantastic Reviews
ESA Announces Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year & Sara E. Jackson Memorial Award Recipients

Irving, Texas (February 9, 2016) - Security experts from across America flocked to Chandler, Arizona to “Link, Learn and Lead” at the 2016 ESA Leadership Summit. The Summit was held at Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino January 31 through February 3. Over 250 security professionals met to discuss business, learn from industry experts and make valuable connections to help their businesses grow.

Each Leadership Summit event is a whirlwind of activity, including the recognition of several industry luminaries for their contributions to the industry. The Sara E. Jackson Award and the announcement of the Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year took place at the Summit. ESA President Marshall Marinace was named the 2015 Morris F. Weinstock Person of the Year during the Diamond Event, graciously sponsored by Interlogix. The official presentation will be held at ESX in June. This year, Senior Vice President of Business Development with Alarm Capital Alliance, Kelly Bond was named the Sara E. Jackson Award recipient, sponsored by Honeywell. Bond was honored for her dedication to ESA and volunteer leadership as the Chair of the ESA Membership Committee and ESA Youth Scholarship Task Force.

Attendees at the Summit agree: there is no better leadership event in the country. General Manager, Jamie Vos with Security Solutions NW had this to say about the Summit, “I like to come and what we take away from it is the fact that it gets you around your peers, the other leaders in the industry, the people who are making decisions every day in their company that are a lot smarter than me. I get to sit down, talk about the challenges we face as real business owners, and be able to take their experiences back to my office and make changes in our company. The people you get to network with here, you never get to network with anywhere else in any other format in our industry. It’s an absolutely incredible experience that is life changing and business changing,” concluded Vos.

Attendees spent 3 days learning from industry movers and shakers at various seminars, general and interactive sessions. Respected experts shared knowledge on a wide range of topics of vital importance to the electronic security industry. Many of those speakers also joined attendees in interactive sessions, in which they fostered an ongoing discussion on the current state of various facets of the industry and the coming changes to it.

Vision Technologies Vice President, Rick Stuart said, “This was my first ESA Leadership Summit, and I just wanted to say what a positive experience it’s been for me. 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.”

35 sponsors including Interlogix, Honeywell, Axis Communications, Telguard, Tri-Ed by Anixter, Security America RRG and Altronix brought representatives to share their valuable experience and proficiency with attendees eager to learn about their products and services. The speed networking event was buzzing with new introductions between attendees and sponsors as well as peers reconnecting. In addition to the networking events, Summit attendees connected with sponsors and one another through the online registration and appointment setting tool that provided the ability to schedule meetings ahead of time to make the most of every moment at the Summit. Registrants confirmed 346 appointments with one another through the registration platform. In addition to the confirmed appointments, dozens of impromptu meetings took place throughout the event.

The 2017 ESA Leadership Summit dates and venue will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information and to view the photo gallery and highlight video please visit www.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