Electronic Security Association appoints Chief Operating Officer 

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The Electronic Security Association (ESA) has announced Jillian Bateman-McIntosh as its new Chief Operation Officer (COO). 

According to the organization, Bateman-McIntosh steps into the new role with a deep commitment to further expand and update the association’s educational programs and offerings, help improve member benefits and serve the industry at a higher level of impact, after having demonstrated exceptional leadership and dedication for the association and its mission for close to seven years.

The ESA says that as COO, Bateman-McIntosh will optimize processes, workflows and resources to enhance operational efficiency, reduce costs and maximize productivity.

She will also spearhead the strategic implementation of the Board of Directors’ strategic plans, translating their vision into actionable steps to achieve organizational goals.

Additionally, she will contribute to fostering a culture of innovation within the Electronic Security Association, encouraging the adoption of new technologies and practices to stay competitive in the marketplace. 

“I’m so very excited to have the ability to reach further across the ESA organization,” said Bateman-McIntosh.

“I am extremely confident in the team and culture we’ve worked hard to build at ESA. I am surrounded by a passionate team of individuals who are eager to roll up their sleeves, think differently, collaborate — and serve this wonderful industry in its quest to keep people, places and property safe.

“I’m confident in our team and in our ability to advance ESA and the benefits we offer to make an even larger impact in the years to come.” 

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“Jillian is an invaluable asset to the organization, leading and developing team members across various departments, all while growing ESA’s influence through effective marketing strategies,” said Merlin Guilbeau, CEO, ESA.

“Her operations expertise will be a key driver in building our future success to better serve members and positively impact the ESA community. 

“As COO, Jillian will work closely with me and members of the leadership team to accelerate the execution of the association’s strategy and help us gain efficiencies that lead to faster growth.”

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