COUNTERPOINT OF THE DAY: NEW TAX LAW EXPLAINED AND ENLIGHTENED
Friday, June 22 | 9:45-10:45AM
• How does this benefit or hinder the different types of entities and the industry?
• What should owners be doing now to take advantage of the new tax law?
• What does Qualified Business Income really mean?
• Will this affect customers and employees?
What is a CounterPoint Forum vs. a traditional education session? These open, interactive sessions bring industry professionals together to explore a multitude of views that exist in the security industry — discussing opposing views freely and passionately. Debating the topic of the day, ideas and concepts will collide among the presenters and the audience, shaping not only what they believe, but why they believe it.
George is a published author of numerous industry publications and blogs, and continues to participate in industry conferences and events as a speaker and moderator. He received the President’s Award and Sara E. Jackson Award from ESA and a lifetime achievement award from the California Alarm Association for his industry contributions. George also was appointed by the Governor of California as a board member for the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services (BSIS).
George is managing partner for DECO Ventures and the ESX Chairman.
Chester is a Trustee of the Law School Foundation of Texas Tech School of Law. Chester is also an active member with the Partnership Tax Committee of the American Bar Association and has participated as a speaker and as a member of discussion panels for such committee. Chester has a commitment to the community through his service on the Board of the Longhorn Council, Boy Scouts of America, as a Westside Little League baseball coach, and as a volunteer coordinator at the Presbyterian Night Shelter in Fort Worth for All Saints Episcopal Church.
He began his career in law enforcement where he served honorably for 20 years in a variety of assignments including patrol, burglary investigations and narcotics. He served as a volunteer leader during his tenure in law enforcement in local and statewide police associations advocating on an array of criminal justice and occupational issues.
He served as executive director of a 17,000 member law enforcement association in Texas for 10 years and has worked on local, state and federal legislative issues for the last five years with ESA.
Chris holds a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Texas.
Mitch has been in the security industry for twenty-two years and was Vice President of Acquisitions for Select Security, and Director of Acquisitions and Business Development for Protection One Alarm Monitoring. He belongs to several national, state and local associations and is on the Board of Directors of AIREF, the Texas Burglar and Fire Alarm Association, and the Editorial Review Board of Security Sales and Systems Integration Magazine. He began his career at Coopers and Lybrand, Certified Public Accountants where he was an audit manager. Mitch was elected to the Electronic Security Hall of Fame in April 2017 and was awarded the Mark Schubert Associate of the Year Award by the California Alarm Association in 2007