The ESA Board of Directors completed its composition in accordance with its recently amended and adopted bylaws with the appointment of two ESA competency directors. These board-appointed positions provide skill and competency in identified fields or specialties of value to the association and industry.

ESA appointed Steve Paley and Kevin Stone to these director positions.

The purpose of a director on the ESA board is to work collectively as a team to provide good governance of ESA affairs and to set direction to optimize the growth and performance of the organization.

Each board member has a responsibility for ensuring strategies and policies that are developed, discussed and implemented will enable the organization to achieve its mission and vision, and to monitor the organization’s implementation of those strategies and policies.

Since co-founding Rapid Security Solutions (RSS) in 2007, Paley has been responsible for the strategic leadership and planning of the company, where his 35-plus years of middle market retail, service and distribution management skills have been instrumental in leading the organization’s growth. Prior to founding RSS, Steve held various senior executive roles as president, CFO and controller for companies in numerous industries, domestically and internationally including recreational marine, beverage, professional hair salon and foundry.

Steve became a CPA in 1986 and began his career in the middle-market accounting and consulting practice of KPMG after earning his B.S. in Business from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, in 1984.

Stone began his career with Doyle Security Systems in 1989 and is a 32-year veteran of the alarm industry.  He started as a commercial security consultant and now has responsibility for sales, installation and service for Doyle Security’s eight branches.  He is also responsible for the Doyle Medical Monitoring division.  Kevin is a Rochester Business Journal 40 under 40 recipient and The Rochester Police Rosewood Club recognized him with a Distinguished Service Award.  He was recognized by Rotary International as Rotarian of the Year and was named a Paul Harris Fellow.

Stone currently sits on the Advisory Boards of the Monitoring Association (TMA), Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC), Resideo and the American Cancer Society. He is past president of the Akron Newstead Rotary and vice president of the Akron Central School District Board of Education. He is a past Chairman of the Western New York Chapter of American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), has CPP (Certified Protection Professional) certification and was a Crime Stoppers Board member.

Kevin resides in Akron, N.Y. with his wife Marlene. Together they have three children Jacob, Claudia and Abigail. Kevin enjoys family time, golf and travel.