The Electronic Security Association of Florida (ESA-FL), the newest chartered chapter of ESA, announced its inaugural officers, who were recently confirmed by its membership.

ESA of Florida will be led by security industry veterans including:

  • President: Steve Paley, Rapid Security Solutions
  • Vice Chair: Jeff Martin, AVS Systems
  • Treasurer: Doug Bassett, Xfinity Home
  • Secretary: Chuck Bellissimo, HPI

Security Members of the ESA of Florida Board of Directors include:

  • Roy Pollack, Devcon Security
  • Rick Seymour, CSI Palm Beach
  • Scott Slough, Barnes Alarm Systems
  • Weston MacDonnell, Rapid Response Monitoring Services
  • Mark Okus, Emerson Network Power

"On behalf of the entire board of directors, we're excited to formally launch the ESA of Florida chapter and begin our program of uniting, connecting and educating the security industry here in the great state of Florida," Paley said. "We're working to build a new type of state chapter that's focused on networking, opportunities to connect with end users, and the sharing of best practices among members."

Membership in ESA of Florida is now open for both regular members (security integrators) and associate members (vendors and service providers). Until the end of the year, regular membership in ESA of Florida is free for national ESA members who are current with their membership.

To apply for membership, visit

ESA of Florida has already held a number of events, including hosting an ESA State Legislative Event in Ft. Lauderdale as well as a featured webinar on best practices for digital marketing and sales. The first annual ESA of Florida Convention will be held in conjunction with the upcoming ESA Leadership Summit in Orlando, Feb. 18-21, 2013. The event will also include the inaugural ESA of Florida Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament at the Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Point in Windermere, Fla.

For more information about ESA of Florida, visit

For information on becoming a member of ESA of Florida, contact Mike Hampton, member service manager, at 972-807-6823 or via email at

For information on the ESA of Florida Convention and Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament, contact Shannon Murphy, vice president of sales and marketing at 972-807-6835 or via email at