The Central Station Alarm Association, Vienna, Va., announced that Steve Shapiro, vice president of industry relations for ADT, was appointed to the CSAA board of directors in October. “Every volunteer organization depends on the participation and contributions of its members. Steve has been heavily involved in our Alarm Industry Communications Committee for years and has long been an active supporter of CSAA,” said Jay Hauhn, president of CSAA. “We are pleased to welcome him to the CSAA board, and I look forward to the contributions he will make as a board member.”

As vice president of industry relations for ADT, Shapiro is responsible for the planning, execution and management of the company’s strategic relationships with key North American security and automation industry organizations, alliances and initiatives.

Prior to assuming this role, he led ADT’s product strategy and engineering initiatives for an extensive portfolio of ADT products. In 2014, Shapiro was elected to represent ADT as a board member to the Z-Wave Alliance and in 2013, he was appointed as a board member to the Security Industry Association.

 “I am honored to join the CSAA board of directors,” Shapiro said.  “I’m eager to begin working with CSAA and fellow board members to address the rapidly changing technology environment in communications, net neutrality, and first responder response requirements.”