The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced that Susan B. Swenson will deliver the closing keynote address at its upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting.

Swenson has been the president and CEO at many telecom companies in the U.S. She was also the first-ever chairman at FirstNet (First Responder Network Authority). In her career, Swenson has been recognized as a turn-around leader during challenging times. Swenson will speak via Zoom on Thurs., Oct. 29 at 2:35 p.m.

“We've moved from a time of seeing people at the copy machine or the break room to a time of video calls, email exchanges coupled with burnout and personal hardships,” Swenson said. “I’ll share insights into what leaders can do to help employees navigate these challenging times and what leaders need to do for themselves to be able to run this marathon.”

“It is often said that the strongest of leaders come forth in times of crisis,” said TMA President Don Young. “Without question, the scope of challenges presented to companies of all sizes across our industry in 2020 has pushed leaders into crisis mode. Every aspect of our businesses have been tested and our leaders called upon to examine and analyze internal and external processes, policies and services to best prepare for the new, yet unknown, unstable marketplace in which we now operate. Susan Swenson has built a solid and highly respected reputation as an exceptional leader in times of crisis. We’re pleased and grateful to have her as one of our keynote speakers for our Annual Meeting this year. Leaders, as well as rising leaders, who take part in our meeting will benefit immensely from her firsthand insights into her experiences of leading a number of companies through critical periods into recovery, and ultimately, renewed stability and future success.”  

Susan G. Swenson has been the head of 13 different companies, and currently occupies the position of non-executive chairman of Vislink Technologies Inc. Swenson is also on the board of Harmonic Inc. and Sonim Technologies Inc.

Set for Tuesday, Oct. 27 to Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, TMA’s 2020 Annual Meeting is open to all security industry professionals, regardless of TMA membership. The event is designed with the security executive in mind with sessions focused on topics such as creating new business revenue sources, cybersecurity and M&A trends. In all, a series of eight education sessions will be delivered virtually over the course of the three-day event. Speakers are industry thought leaders, respected entrepreneurs and business experts. In addition to the educational program, daily networking and social events will also be featured, as well as a virtual trade show. 

For more information about the announced keynotes for TMA’s Annual Meeting, visit The Monitoring Association’s website.