The Monitoring Association (TMA) recognized the contributions of one of its much-beloved past presidents with its highest award on Tues., Oct. 14 in the course of its virtual general business meeting. TMA’s Immediate Past President Don Young presented the Stanley C. Lott Memorial Award to TMA Past President Robert R. Bean, formerly of Alert Alarm of Hawaii.

The Stanley C. Lott Memorial Award, established in 1991 to honor its namesake, a dedicated leader and past president, recognizes exceptional leadership and support. 

In presenting the award to Bean, Young said, “Two words that epitomized Stan Lott’s character are integrity and dedication. These words, likewise, can be attributed to this year’s award winner today. As chair of the Membership Committee, the award winner was a driving force to increase TMA membership, including international members. Countless hours were devoted to TMA’s interests in ESX, which served as TMA’s Mid-year Meeting for a number of years. He is truly all that Stanley Lott represented.” 

In accepting his award via Zoom, Bean, full of emotion, remarked, “I am humbled. This is the highest honor that TMA can bestow on any member. Putting me in the category along with the other previous honorees is definitely humbling. I thank TMA very much for this great award.”

Bean sponsored the TMA board dinner for many years, first through his company and in later years, personally. During the recipient’s tenure as TMA President, he purchased a home in New Jersey so he could be closer to TMA staff in Virginia. 

For more information on this award including past honorees, please visit TMA’s website.