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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

ESA EMP products will include an annual ESA Executive Issues survey of members, 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, and 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

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 or 972-807-6835.