| About The Leadership Summit
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The ESA Leadership Summit is an executive-level conference that is large enough to meet peers from across the nation and small enough to offer a quality, personalized experience. Owned by the Electronic Security Association (ESA), this is the only conference owned and designed solely by the largest and longest standing trade association in the electronic security and life safety industry.


What You Will Experience

Link. Learn. Lead.

Adapt your strategies to conquer whatever comes tomorrow.

The ESA Leadership Summit prepares leaders in the electronic security industry to excel by connecting them with peers, exposing them to fresh ideas from high-profile speakers, and empowering them to keep their companies on the leading edge.

Dynamic speakers

Dynamic speakers

Hear expert speakers from other industries who will offer valuable insight for you to use as a catalyst in your own organization.
One-to-One Meetings

One-to-One Meetings

Schedule meetings with integrators, dealers, monitoring professionals and sponsors in advance of the event, to make the most of your time.
Casual networking

Casual networking

Forge personal connections at speed networking events, receptions and award ceremonies.

Who you will see


The Leadership Summit is tailored to industry executives from companies of any size who want to grow their businesses. Whether you are an industry veteran or newcomer, the event will provide invaluable connections and knowledge frontrunners like you can use to benefit their companies, employees, and customers.

All security industry professionals from across the nation are welcome, including:

-Security business owners/senior managers

-Security industry rising leaders*

-ESA volunteers, committee members and Chartered Chapter leaders

*Rising leaders must attend with a senior member of their company.

Where the event will be held


The 2018 Leadership Summit will be held on Savannah’s Riverfront, February 12-15. Guests will stay at the Hyatt Regency, which boasts modern rooms, luxurious amenities, and direct access to River Street’s dining, shopping, and beautiful views.

River Street is a glittering, multi-faceted gem along the broad Savannah River. The century old buildings, once cotton warehouses, have been converted to antique shops, distinctive boutiques, spectacular galleries, quaint brew pubs, fabulous restaurants, unique nightspots, elegant inns and hotels. MORE ON SAVANNAH


ESA Executive Committee
Angela White, ESA President
Chris Mosley, Vice President
Dee Ann Harn, Vice President
Tim Creenan, Vice President
G. Thomas Eggebrecht, Ph.D, Vice President
Jon Sargent, Secretary
Steve Paley, Treasurer
Marshall Marinace, Immediate Past President

George De Marco, DECO Ventures
John Loud, Loud Security
Jason Lutz, Honeywell
Steve Firestone, Select Security
Brandon Freedman, Wayne Alarm
Chris Johnson, LiveWatch Security LLC
Chris Nobling, Security Force, Inc.