Last month at ESX in Nashville, SIAC was pleased to honor our own Ron Walters with the prestigious William Moody Award. The award is both deserved, and probably long overdue given he has been a SIAC team member for 16 years. Because Ron works so much behind the scenes, and doesn’t seek attention, his work often goes unnoticed.
But not to us, and not to many of the state associations he helps throughout the U.S., along with the Electronic Security Association (ESA), Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), Security Industry Association (SIA) and Canadian Security Association (CANASA). They know Ron, and his contributions over the years, and recognize how much he helps improve alarm management practices across North America in big and small ways.
One of the least noticed parts of Ron’s job is his diligent, consistent and high value work helping associations develop, implement and enforce strong standards. He also writes ordinances for jurisdictions across the country, maintaining consistency from city to city.
If you get a chance to hear Ron speak at a national association or your state association meeting on security issues, please take time to pull up a chair and listen. Ron sends a powerful engaging message to audiences, and works for all of us in the electronic security industry when he speaks out. He is always open to feedback, so feel free to seek him out afterwards to share your thoughts. We’re glad to have him at SIAC, working for us, but most importantly, working for you.