The Monitoring Association welcomes new President

New President for The Monitoring Association

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The Monitoring Association (TMA) has announced Steve Butkovich, Chief Product Officer, CPI Security Systems, as its new President.

According to the organization, Butkovich officially began his two-year term on Thursday 8 November at the conclusion of TMA’s 2023 Annual Meeting in Maui, HI.

Butkovich recently served a two-year term as TMA Vice President serving on the TMA Board leading up to his presidency.

He succeeds Morgan Hertel from Rapid Response Monitoring, who will serve an additional two-year term as Immediate Past President.

Support for the monitoring industry

“It is a great honor to serve as TMA’s President, most especially during such a critical time for the monitoring industry,” stated Butkovich.

“As rapid technological advancements in sectors such as telecommunications, video and AI/machine learning introduce many new challenges and opportunities, it is imperative that TMA is on the front line to support, protect and defend its members’ interests.

“Federal and state regulations governing customer communication, data harvesting and privacy are also areas of great concern to our member companies.

“With the recent establishment of our Government Relations and Compliance Committees, TMA is closely monitoring related initiatives.”

“Steve brings a wealth of leadership experience and technical knowledge to this new role,” said Celia T. Besore, TMA CEO.

“He has demonstrated his commitment to TMA through his expansive volunteer activities, which have spanned chairmanship of the Technology Committee; membership on TMA’s Standard Committee; and engagement in the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC).

“He also initiated the creation of the TMA/SSN Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Award in 2022.

“There is no question that TMA and our member community will benefit greatly from the combination of his experience, expertise and dedication over the course of his presidency.”

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