Pamela J. Petrow, president and CEO of Vector Security has been appointed the new president of Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), a non-profit trade organization that represents professional monitoring companies.
Petrow has served as CSAA first vice president since October 2013 and will be the first woman to serve as president of the association since its founding in 1950. She plans to focus on member engagement and membership value.
“My objectives are threefold,” says Petrow. “One, to improve membership value and relevance; two, to help our members position their companies for the future; and three, to grow membership overall.”
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“It is an honor and a privilege to be able to lead CSAA during this period of transformation for the alarm industry,” said Petrow, whose tenure as head of the association will run through October 2017. “As president, I will build on our past successes, looking to transition the association to meet the current and future needs of our members.”
She added that building on CSAA members’ passions and tapping into their expertise will help improve and advance the alarm industry as a whole.
An active member of the security industry, Petrow has held leadership positions in the Pennsylvania Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (PBFAA), Electronic Security Association (ESA), and CSAA, where she also co-chaired the Education Committee and served on the Executive Committee.
She is also involved with the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials- International (APCO), and received its President’s Award in 2009 for her outstanding contributions to the electronic transmission of signals between central stations and 911 dispatch centers.
In 2014, she was presented with an Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The YearTM Award in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia program.