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Associations & Volunteers

ESX is owned by the industry’s leading professional associations: The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) and the Electronic Security Association (ESA)—all profits made from the show are reinvested into programs and activities that help grow the industry.

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The Central Station Alarm Association International (CSAA) is an internationally-recognized non-profit trade association that represents professional monitoring companies that are listed by a CSAA-approved Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, such as FM Global, Intertek/ETL or UL. CSAA is legally entitled to represent its members before Congress and regulatory agencies on the local, state and federal levels, and other authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) over the industry. Since its incorporation in 1950, CSAA has served its members’ interests through education, online training, meetings and conventions, certification, insurance, and industry standards. The CSAA may be reached at 703.242.4670 or on the web at

ESA logo

Established in 1948, ESA is the largest trade association representing the electronic life safety and security industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. In cooperation with an alliance of chartered chapters, ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools, and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. ESA may be reached at 972.807.6800 or on the Web at

Advisory Council & Track Chairs

Kelly Bond
SVP, Business Development
Alarm Capital Alliance
ESX Advisory Council
Track Chair: Run Your Company
Joseph J. Nuccio
President and CEO
ASG security
ESX Advisory Council
Steve Firestone
Select Security
ESX Advisory Council

Steven E. Paley
President and CEO
Rapid Security Solutions, LLC
ESX Advisory Council
Track Chair: Grow Your Business

Kirk MacDowell
Vice President, Platform Sales
ESX Advisory Council
Track Chair: Rethink the Future
Gina Post-Franco
Co-Owner & General Manager
Post Alarm Systems
ESX Advisory Chair
Joe Miskulin
State Farm Insurance
ESX Advisory Council
Track Chair: Maximize Your Central Station
Don Childers
Security Central
Educational Chairman