TMA NextGen



NextGen Vision Statement:

To attract, educate and engage the next generation of leadership within TMA through:

  • Mentorship
  • Education and development
  • Providing leadership opportunities
  • Philanthropic activities
  • Attracting other like-minded and talented NextGen professionals to our industry

Who participates in TMA NextGen:

  • Young professionals enthusiastic about the security industry
  • TMA members of any age new to a career in the security industry
  • Rising NextGens from family-owned businesses in the security industry

NextGen Co-Chairs & TMA Staff Liaison:

  • Ryan Brady, TRG Associates, Inc. –
  • Amy Becht, Vivint Inc. –
  • Malory Todd, TMA –

Upcoming Events:

  • January 2020 – SOUC 2020, Marco Island, FL
    • Email for tickets to the NextGen event.
  • March 2020 – ISC West, Las Vegas, NV
    • Join the TMA Team for Mission 500’s 5k/2k
  • June 2020: ESX 2020 – Nashville, TN

Past Events:

  • April 29-May 2, 2019: DICE Tech Security Summit – Nashville, TN
  • June 2-6, 2019: ESX – Indianapolis, IN
  • July 30-August 1, 2019 – Bold Users’ Group Conference – Long Beach, CA
  • October 12-16, 2019: TMA Annual Meeting – Napa, CA


Pictures from the NextGen Reception at Bold Users’ Group Conference in Long Beach, CA!

Pictures from the NextGen/TMA Member Reception at ESX in Indianapolis!

Also, congratulations to Robbie Apissoghomian (Alarme Sentinelle) for winning the ESX NextGen Raffle!


NextGen Co-Chair Spotlight:

Ryan Brady
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.


Amy Becht
Director, Monitoring at Vivint Smart Home in Eagan, MN 


Q: What does NextGen mean to you?
Being a new leader in an industry where there is depth of experience and tenure can be challenging. NextGen creates an informal venue for the next generation of security and home automation industry leaders to be introduced to each other and to industry veterans. The discussions that occur organically at these gatherings are engaging and give new leaders the opportunity to participate in the broader industry conversations.


To read Ryan and Amy’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?

“The electronic security and detection industry continues to evolve and converge at a rapid pace. The one constant is the customer needs, demands and passion for excellence. We are in the service business and we should never forget this important element. Listening (really listening) to the customer and the team every day helps assure mutual success.”
– Ralph W. Sevinor, President, Wayne Alarm Systems Inc.

“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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