Mentorship Program Launched Successfully at the
ESA Leadership Summit
Mentor/Mentee Pairs Make Up the Inaugural Class
Irving, Texas (February 11, 2016)
- The 2016 ESA Leadership Summit played host to
the beginning of the ESA Mentorship Program;
the Electronic Security Association’s newest
effort to help spur the growth of the
industry’s rising leaders.
Mentors met with their mentees
at the annual leadership event, held this year
at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino on Jan.
31 – Feb. 3. ESA staff, along with the Young
Security Professionals Council, matched those
mentees looking for guidance and growth in
their security industry career with mentors
from ESA-member companies eager to share their
experiences and perspectives. Pairs were
matched based on developmental goals and areas
of interest indicated in applications submitted
The ESA Mentorship Program is off to a phenomenal start. We witnessed mentors and mentees bonding with one another throughout the Leadership Summit.
“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,” concluded Few.
The cornerstone of the
mentorship program is the comprehensive
Professional Development Series, in which
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.
also read and review two books over the course
of the program: Sacred Cows Make the Best
Burgers: Developing Change-Driving People and
Organizations by Robert Kriegel and David
Brandt, and Primal Leadership: Unleashing
the Power of Emotional Intelligence by
Daniel Goleman and Richard Boyatzis.
Mentorship pairs are also encouraged to
participate in philanthropic efforts to give
back to their communities and/or industry.
Pairs are welcome to support ESA Gives Back or
volunteer for national or local causes. Pairs
are also strongly encouraged to take an active
role in local government relations activities,
which may include organizing a government
relations event in their home state, setting up
meetings with elected officials to discuss
topics important to the industry, or simply
staying informed on legislation that could
positively or negatively impact the
To learn more about the Mentorship Program
please visit www.ESAweb.org/MentorshipProgram.
Applications for the Class of 2017 will be
accepted starting this summer.
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.