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Steve Butkovich to serve as new TMA president

Steve Butkovich to serve as new TMA president

Butkovich to serve as new TMA president

MCLEAN, Va. – The Monitoring Association (TMA) has selected Steve Butkovich, chief product officer, CPI Security Systems, as its new president.

Butkovich officially began his two-year term on Thurs., Nov. 8 a,t the conclusion of TMA’s 2023 Annual Meeting. He recently served a two-year term as TMA vice president serving on the TMA board leading up to his presidency. He succeeds Morgan Hertel of Rapid Response Monitoring. Hertel goes on to serve an additional two-year term as immediate past president.

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

The TMA said that as its new president, Butkovich will be focused on strengthening relationships with organizations within the security industry, and those in law enforcement and public safety. With the release of TMA’s ANSI/TMA-AVS-O1 – Alarm Validation Scoring Standard, they stressed that stakeholder relationships were the key to the broad adoption of the standard.  

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