The Mirror May 2019 page 29 Dave Sylvester of Davis Mergers & Acquisitions was our guest speaker in April meeting. He had great info for our members about what is happening in our industry right now and how best to maintain the value of your company in the near and long terms. Members asked great questions (and got answers) during the Q & A session.
CBFAA BOARD Attends ESA CHAPTER EXCHANGE 2018 CBFAA Board Members Sofia Aguilar and John Wrzesinski along with Executive Director Jeanne Palmer attended ESA's Chapter Exchange in Texas in November 2018. This event brought together ESA chapters from across the country to learn best practices to help our members. We look forward to implementing what we learned for 2019!
The Mirror August 2018 page 24 In July CBFAA attended the ADI Expo in Denver. ADI took this opportunity to present to CBFAA board members a donation for the association! CBFAA also visited with distributor SES in Colorado Springs to talk to alarm companies about the association.
ESA Integrator 5-10-18 Members who participated in ESA’s District Day [the first week of May] found the visits to their local congressional offices to be productive. “I met with [Colorado] state director Andy Merritt, and it went well,” says ESA Member, Sofia Aguilar of A-1 Security Systems. “I was told to expect a 20-30 minute meeting and I was there one-on-one for over an hour. He also invited me to be one of 120 Coloradans hosted by both of our senators to a special summit in Washington DC next June. He was very interested in our industry and our association’s members.” Read the entire article by clicking link "ESA Integrator" above.
The Mirror April 2018 page 32 The March meeting was very informative for everyone. The CBFAA welcomed guest speaker Mitch Reitman, CPA to update our members about the tax law changes and how they affect our businesses. Rick Culwell of ZKTeco USA introduced their line of biometric products to our members.
CBFAA President Sofia Aguilar Adam Sisbarro of PSR, Howard President Sofia Aguilar and Michele CBFAA VP Mary Jo Lakhal, Board presents plaque to outgoing board Lantz of A-1 Security and Tim Ostrander chat with the evening's Member Andrea Vandyke-Quist, member Peter Martinez . Calvert of Security Technology sponsor Tony DiPaola of ADI. Jocelyn Van Dyke of Safenet, Services enjoy the night. Brian Tomari of simPro get a craps lesson from Tim Schukar.
CBFAA elected Sofia Aguilar, co-owner of A-1 Security, as the new president of the board of directors. Aguilar has more than 22 years of experience as a systems integrator in the electronic security industry including fire alarm, access control, nurse call, CCTV systems design, and in estimating, sales and project management. In the nine years since she helped form A-1 Security, the company has experienced growth through organic development and four acquisitions. Some of Aguilar’s clients include Denver Sheraton Downtown, Southern Glazier’s Wine and Spirits, Mercy Housing, Triangle Petroleum, Costco, Aims Community College, Yampa Valley Hospital District, Aurora Housing Authority, City of Aurora and City of Denver.
As the president of CBFAA, Aguilar is working to increase collaboration with local jurisdictions to promote best practices, create educational opportunities for the community, increase CBFAA presence at trade shows and provide meaningful peer-to-peer interactions to advance the mission of CBFAA. CBFAA elected Thomas Roettger, compliance analyst for AT&T Digital Life, as vice president of the board of directors. At AT&T Digital Life, Roettger is responsible for vendor management, permitting and licensing validation, data analytics and project management. Prior to his current role, Roettger was part of a team at DIRECTTV that took a small drop ship, self-install alarm company, to a professional installed system nationwide. In addition to overseeing research, he also assisted in licensing the companies and more than 1,700 technicians throughout the U.S. to be compliant with any state and local ordinances related to the alarm industry. CBFAA elected Brian Harrison, general manager for A-1 Security, as secretary of the board of directors. Harrison has more than 21 years of experience in the electronic security industry. Prior to moving to Colorado, Harrison served as the Nevada district operations manager at Stanley for seven years.