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TMA honors two award winners at General Business Meeting

TMA honors two award winners at General Business Meeting

MCLEAN, Va. —The Monitoring Association (TMA) had the distinct opportunity to recognize the exceptional contributions of two outstanding supporters of the association during its recent virtual General Business Meeting.

TMA Standards Committee Chair Glenn Schroeder of NetOne received the Mel Mahler Award, while TMA Past President Robert R. Bean, formerly of Alert Alarm of Hawaii, was presented with the association’s highest award, the Stanley C. Lott Memorial Award, on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the course of the General Business Meeting. TMA’s Immediate Past President Don Young was on hand to present both awards.

The Stanley C. Lott Memorial Award, established in 1991 to honor its namesake, a dedicated leader and past president, recognizes exceptional leadership and support. 

In presenting the award to Bean, Young commented, “Two words that epitomized Stan Lott’s character are integrity and dedication. These words, likewise, can be attributed to this year’s award winner today. As chair of the Membership Committee, the award winner was a driving force to increase TMA membership, including international members. Countless hours were devoted to TMA’s interests in ESX, which served as TMA’s Mid-year Meeting for a number of years. He is truly all that Stanley Lott represented.”

In accepting his award via Zoom, Bean, full of emotion, remarked, “I am humbled. This is the highest honor that TMA can bestow on any member. Putting me in the category along with the other previous honorees is definitely humbling. I thank TMA very much for this great award.”

Bean sponsored the TMA board dinner for many years, first through his company and in later years personally. During the recipient’s tenure as TMA President, he purchased a home in New Jersey so he could be closer to TMA staff in Virginia.

Formerly known as the President’s Award, the Mel Mahler Award is presented at the discretion of the TMA president in recognition of outstanding contributions within his/her tenure.

“An exceptional leader, the 2021 award winner has collaborated jointly with monitoring professionals within the TMA community, as well as public safety and communications professionals, to introduce new technologies, standards, and processes aimed at reducing risk and heightening safety and security,” Young noted. “It is difficult to capture the magnitude of this member’s commitment in words. Suffice to say, I am enormously grateful to have had this professional on my leadership team over the last two years. This recipient’s contributions will most certainly significantly impact the future of TMA, our industry, and the families and businesses we protect for decades to come.”

“I am stunned, honored, and especially humbled to be recognized,” Schroeder said when presented with the award from Young. “It’s been an absolute privilege to work alongside the many talented people focused on important industry projects that I believe in and have a passion for.”

For more information on these awards, including past honorees, please visit TMA’s website.


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