NextGen Vision Statement:
To attract, educate and engage the next generation of leadership within TMA through:
- Education and development
- Providing leadership opportunities
- Philanthropic activities
- Attracting other like-minded and talented NextGen professionals to our industry
NextGen Co-Chairs & TMA Staff Liaison:
- Ryan Brady, TRG Associates, Inc. – email@example.com
- Brandon Freedman, Wayne Alarm Systems Inc. – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Malory Todd, TMA – email@example.com
- April 29-May 2, 2019: DICE Tech Security Summit – Nashville, TN
- June 2-6, 2019: ESX – Indianapolis, IN
- October 12-16, 2019: TMA Annual Meeting – Napa, CA
- November 2019: TMA Fall Operations Management Seminar – Minneapolis, MN
- June 11-14, 2018: NFPA – Las Vegas, NV
- June 19-22, 2018: ESX – Nashville, TN
- July 31-Aug 2, 2018: Bold Users Conference – New Mexico
- Oct 14-17, 2018: TMA Annual Meeting – Palm Beach, FL
- Nov 5-7, 2018: TMA Fall Ops – Dallas, TX
- Jan 27-30, 2018: SOUC 2019 – Marco Island, FL
- Jan 28-31, 2018: ESA Leadership Summit – Austin, TX
- Feb 27-28, 2018: TMA Tech Summit – Salt Lake City, UT
NextGen Co-Chair Spotlight:
Associate at TRG Associates, Inc & Owner at Shoreline Fire Equipment, LLC in Old Saybrook, CT
Q: What does NextGen mean to you?
The Next Generation of leaders within the Electronic Security and Professional Monitoring industries are at a crossroads. The machines we use to provide both protection and comfort are more connected and elegant than they have ever been and are improving year-over-year. These women and men must run their businesses and service their customers, while simultaneously trying to understand what said customer is going to want incrementally into the future while the customers themselves don’t know what kind of intelligent vehicle they would like the company to provide for them next.
The Monitoring Association provides an avenue to be active on the front lines of technological advancements, education, standards, and issues that affect the landscape of our businesses every day; and TMA NextGen aims to make that tangible world filled with crossroads and far-reaching consequences instantly smaller for the future professionals of our industry.
Brandon G. Freedman
Customer Experience Manager at Wayne Alarm Systems Inc. in Lynn, MA
Q: What does NextGen mean to you?
To me, NextGen is a fun and relaxed way to meet, network and build relationships with peers in the security industry. Every year, as NextGen grows, so does my personal network of professionals that I can reach out to for their expertise on a given issue I may be experiencing. In my personal experience, when I first started to get involved and attend trade shows/ conferences could be a bit overwhelming with the amount of people to meet and also being one of the younger attendees. NextGen helps bridge that gap and allows for a more focused networking event which could equate to being something like a Young Professionals Association.
To read Ryan and Brandon’s full interviews, please click here.
Wise Words from Industry Professionals:
In a few sentences, what advice would you give to young professionals in the security industry today?
“Get involved with associations and industry events such as ESX. You will meet people who have been in the alarm industry for years and are happy to answer your questions and give you advice because they have already been through it. You will be amazed at what you can learn from others in our industry, plus it allows you time to look at your business from a different perspective. When you attend association meetings, you will learn about things affecting our industry either state wide or nationwide. If you are not at these meetings, you may miss something important, such as taxation of monitoring. Along the way, you will build lasting friendships with industry leaders.”
– Shannon Woodman, COO, Washington Alarm
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