Maria Malice, vice president of special projects at C.O.P.S. Monitoring and president of the Arizona Alarm Association, is on a winning streak. She scored a hat trick at the ESA Leadership Awards dinner, garnering awards for newsletter, chapter and chapter president of the year.

Held during the ESA Leadership Summit, which ran Jan. 12 to 14 at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas, the awards dinner gave Malice three more reasons to celebrate. In 2009 she was voted alarm person of the year by the Public Safety Committee of the Arizona Alarm Association (AzAA) for the second year in a row.

InSecurity, the newsletter of the Arizona Alarm Association, won Newsletter of the Year. “This award does not only belong to me. InSecurity is a joint effort between many people,” said Malice.

The Chapter of the Year award was presented to the Arizona Alarm Association because of its dedication to the betterment of and loyalty to the industry.

According to Ron Davis, master of ceremonies for the event, when announcing the award for Chapter President of the Year, “Hard work and the ability to lead people from different backgrounds typify the winner of the Chapter President of the Year. The president of the year takes the initiative to get things done, consistently supports the goals of ESA, their state association and the industry, and is involved within his or her own community.”

“This award was a real surprise to me,” said Malice. “I was stunned. I didn’t even know I was nominated. This really means a lot to me.”