The Electronic Security Association (ESA) launched its new Executive Management Professionals (EMP) Group designed for individuals charged with the strategic and financial leadership of electronic security integration and monitoring companies.

ESA stated that the EMP group will provide its members with invaluable information, ideas and networking opportunities focused on topics such as,

  • Company Valuation
  • Financing
  • Business Model Development
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Human Capital Development
  • Executive Leadership
  • Change Management

Over the last four years, ESA experienced great success in the launch of a number of professional groups, which seek to connect individuals from ESA member companies who face similar challenges in this discharge of their duties with targeted, valuable information and opportunities to network, share best practices and identify common challenges.

ESA’s Young Security Professionals Group was launched in 2009, followed by the Sales & Marketing Professionals Group and the Installation & Services Professionals Group in 2011. Now, ESA is launching a unit for individuals charged with executive duties.

ESA EMP products will include:

  • An annual ESA Executive Issues Survey of Members
  • ESA’s Executive Management Insights, a quarterly publication providing key insights on top management issues in electronic security
  • An online resource center for executive managers in electronic security companies
  • Seminars and general sessions at the ESA Leadership Summit
  • The Business Development & Management Track at the annual Electronic Security Expo 

ESA has set a goal of growing membership to 300 individuals by the time of the group’s inaugural in-person meeting at the ESA Leadership Summit in Orlando, Fla., to be held Feb. 18-21, 2013. The group will also meet in-person at ESX 2013 in Nashville , to be held June 17-21. Bi-monthly webinars will provide another connection point for members.

Leading the EMPs will be chair Dee Ann Harn, CEO of San Jose, Calif.-based, RFI Enterprises Inc. and vice chair Michael Pope, president of Safety Technologies, Inc./Audio Video Interiors of Cleveland, Ohio.

“I’m honored and excited to be helping build the new EMP group,” said Harn. “As someone new to the CEO’s role at RFI, I clearly see the benefit of the business resources, education programs and networking opportunities contemplated for the group.”

Qualified regular and associate members can apply for free membership in the group at

For more information about the ESA EMP group, contact Shannon Murphy at Shannon.Murphy@esaweb.orgor 972-807-6835.