Industry veteran Jay Hauhn has been named the new executive director of CSAA International, Vienna, Virginia. Hauhn will assume his new role, which is the lead staff position of the association, on April 6, 2015.
“Jay brings a unique combination of strength in technology, existing relationships with public safety liaisons and sister associations, knowledge of new players in the market, and an understanding of the values and goals of the association,” said CSAA First Vice President Pam Petrow. “With his leadership, CSAA will be able to engage our members and collaborators in new ways to keep us relevant and stronger than ever.”
After 38 years in the security industry, Hauhn, who officially retired last year, has served as CSAA’s president since October 2013.
“I am excited to have the chance to lead CSAA, and to work with the board of directors, the volunteer committees and the staff, particularly at this time when rapidly-changing technology impacts our industry like never before,” said Hauhn. “I started my career in the security industry working in a central station, and it’s a remarkable opportunity to cap off my career as the executive director of the association that represents monitoring companies and protects their interests.”
Hauhn recently retired as chief technology officer and vice president of industry relations at Tyco Integrated Security, where he was responsible for product technology and innovation along with industry and government relations. He led product and service solution development and engineering as well as development and implementation of product strategy. He was also responsible for interaction with industry associations, regulatory agencies and local, state and federal governments.
Previously, Hauhn served as chairman of the Security Industry Association (SIA) and currently sits on the board of directors of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC). He is the recipient of numerous industry awards, including SIA’s “Statesman Award” in 2009 and SIAC’s William Mooney award in 2011. In April 2011, he was inducted into the Security Industry Hall of Fame. Hauhn was also recognized as one of the “Security Industry’s Most Influential People” in 2012 and named one of the forty “Most influential People in Security & Fire” by IFSEC (International Fire and Security Exhibition and Conference) in 2013.
As CSAA executive director, Hauhn will follow Steve Doyle, who retired in September 2014, and Louis T. Fiore, a CSAA past president, who filled the executive position while the CSAA board conducted its search.
“The members of the CSAA board would like to thank Lou Fiore for taking on the responsibilities of interim executive director,” said Petrow. “Lou, a distinguished industry veteran, has ably filled the executive role by leading the staff and sustaining our relationships with members and partner associations, in addition to maintaining his leadership roles with the Alarm Industry Communications Committee and the Standards Committee.”