Bob Bean, vice chairman and director of Alert Alarm of Hawaii, was named president of CSAA during its annual meeting. Bean, who takes the helm from Ed Bonifas, vice president of Alarm Detection Systems, is the 31st central station monitoring professional to hold this position. He will serve in this capacity for the next two years.

“CSAA is delighted to welcome Bob Bean as the new association president,” said CSAA executive vice president Steve Doyle. “Alert Alarm is the largest alarm company in Hawaii, and Bob has hosted many annual meetings over the years. His experience on the board and executive committee will serve CSAA well during this time of considerable challenges from the AHJ community, and as the industry adapts to the ASAP program and the myriad of other technical and educational challenges.”

“His long service to this industry and to CSAA will ensure a steady hand at the helm for years to come,” noted Doyle.

Pam Petrow, president of Vector Security and second vice president of CSAA, received the association’s top honor — the Stanley C. Lott Award.

“Pam has been a tireless supporter of CSAA,” said CSAA immediate past president Ed Bonifas. “She contributed much as a leader on CSAA’s education, and marketing and communications committees. But most notably, she has been instrumental in developing, testing and implementing the program with APCO that we now call the ASAP project.”

He added, “In fact, in 2009, she was presented with APCO’s highest honor — its President’s Award — the first person outside of the 911 community to win this award.”

Presented to Petrow during CSAA’s Annual Meeting, this award was created to honor the memory of Stanley C. Lott, who served as the president of CSAA from 1985-1987, and who died on March 5, 1989 at the age of 46. Lott was a dedicated leader and a past president of CSAA. In his honor, this CSAA award is presented in highest recognition of a person’s exemplary leadership and support.