CSAA International, the voice for central station monitoring companies, announced that Steve Doyle, who has led the association for twenty-two years, will retire in October 2014.

“Steve Doyle has ably led our Association for the past two decades, taking on challenges in partnerships, technology, government relations and industry changes. On behalf of the board of directors of CSAA, I thank Steve for his long service and for the contributions he has made to our industry,” said Jay Hauhn, president of CSAA.

Steve Doyle

Doyle has been at the helm of CSAA during a period of considerable growth and change, leading the Association from one known primarily within the industry to one that has achieved international recognition for its programs in education and online training, for its Five Diamond certification, and for the development of its unprecedented relationships with the law enforcement, fire and emergency communications public sectors. CSAA’s meetings attract industry professionals from around the world, and under Doyle’s leadership what was once the relatively small CSAA Mid-Year Meeting morphed into the vibrant Electronic Security Expo. In 2014, CSAA is financially sound with its membership at an all-time high.

In making his announcement, Doyle said, “Twenty-two years ago, I did not know I would make a career at CSAA. However, as I became involved with the outstanding people who make such a personal commitment to the organization, CSAA became a second family. I have had the pleasure of working with some of the most principled people, who give so unstintingly of their time and money to contribute to the industry and help it grow. Through them, CSAA became a purpose and mission in life for me. “

“Along the way,” he continued, “I could not have anticipated that the members and staff of other public sector organizations in law enforcement, fire and emergency communications would also become partners and personal friends within what I think is the best public-private partnership in the country. I am also immensely proud of what our small staff has accomplished with relatively limited resources; we’ve maximized every resource we can to support the welfare of the industry and our members.”

“I hope that I will be able to continue to help this industry in other capacities as we move forward, meeting the next challenges as we always have,” Doyle concluded.

The search for CSAA’s next executive vice president will commence this month.