Scott R. Elkins, Chairman
Board Member Since 2004
Scott is President of UAS, a national provider of integrated security services, which protects more than $15 Billion in commercial and residential assets. Since its founding in 1972, UAS has provided various services to its clients including comprehensive security analyses as well as specific offerings including burglar and fire alarm protection, access control and closed circuit TV (CCTV) monitoring.
Scott is a recognized security industry leader in developing successful new business models for introducing and implementing new technology products and services in the security alarm industry. Specifically, Scott created the UAS National Accounts Division from scratch and since its inception in 1989, Scott has grown the business unit substantially by leveraging its unique centralized management structure. Additionally, under Scott's leadership, the UAS National Accounts Division has developed strategic business relationships by targeting a wide variety of vertical markets including: food service providers, convenience stores and retailers.
Scott is a board member of The Constitutional Walking Tour of Philadelphia and former Chairman of Valley Forge Educational Services https://www.vfes.net. Additionally, Scott was a co-founder of Catavault and served on its Advisory Board. Scott is credited with being a principal inventor of the United States Patent Number 7,155,739 entitled, "Method and system for secure registration, storage, management and linkage of personal authentication credentials data over a network."
Scott is also very active in his local community. Scott coaches youth ice hockey in his hometown. Scott studied at Villanova University and earned a Master of Science degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania. Scott and his family reside in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Brian Duffy, Treasurer
Board member since 2015
Brian Duffy is the President of ElectronicSecurity for Per Mar Security Services in Davenport, IA. Founded in 1953 by Brian's grandparents, John and Eleanor Duffy, Brian and his brother Brad are now the 3rd generation of Duffy family leadership, recently taking over from their father,Michael Duffy. Per Mar Security is the largest, full service security provider in the Midwest, serving over 43,000 customers in 7 states and employing over 2500 people.
Brian graduated from University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2009 and then began his career with Capital One Financial in Richmond, Virginia. He began his full-time career with Per Mar as a General Manager in the Cedar Rapids market in July of 2012, and then increased his responsibility in July of 2013 leading both the Quad Cities and Cedar Rapids branch offices. He was appointed Vice President and Managing Director of the Electronic Security Division in August, 2014 and became President in December of 2014.
Brian is an active member of numerous Security associations locally and nationally. He is a member of the Iowa YPO, and is alos active in organizations in the Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities areas, including the North Scott Rotary Club and Notre Dame Club of the Quad Cities.
Michael Meridith, Secretary
Board Member since 2009
Mike is the President of Security Equipment Inc (SEi) headquartered in Omaha, Ne. with branch offices serving the Midwest. Mike has been with SEI since 1994 and has held many different positions in the company. Mike serves on the board for the Central Station Alarm Association and the Heart Ministry Center, which is a food pantry and clothing shelter for the needy in Omaha. Mike and his wife, Lisa, have two kids Shea (2005) and Colton (2007) to keep them busy at home. In his spare time Mike enjoys reading, golfing and hunting.
Board Member since 1999
Stanley Oppenheim is a nationally known figure in the alarm industry for over 45 years holding numerous leadership positions. Mr. Oppenheim presently serves on the Board of Directors of the Central Station Alarm Association. Mr. Oppenheim was instrumental in the inception of the NTS and he additionally held many roles at the ESA including National Vice President. Presently Mr. Oppenheim serves on several UL advisory committees, the Alarm Industry Communications Committee and is recognized nationally as an authority on the protection of high risk locations. His alarm company DGA Security Systems in New York City has more UL Central Station Certificates in force than any other company. Mr. Oppenheim has received many industry awards and recognitions, among them the CSAA Presidents award and in 2009, the Lott award, the CSAA's highest honor.
Alan Gillmore IV
Board Member Since 2019
Alan serves as President of Gillmore Security Systems, a third-generation family business headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Alan joined Gillmore Security in 2002 and has worked in many capacities including sales, operations and executive leadership. Alan's current role as President focuses him on strategic design and implementation, enterprise control and acquistion initiatives.
Alan graduated from Miami University in 2000 with his B.S. in Business and a minor in International Business. After graduating, Alan went on to join McDonald Investments as an analyst focused on marketing investment banking products to the financial sponsor community. In 2002 Alan left McDonald to join his family's business, Gillmore Security. After four years of developing direct sales experience, Alan returned for his MBA from the Weatherhead School fo Management with concentrations in Strategy and Finance.
Alan has appeared and has been quoted in several national and local publications like Crain's Cleveland Business, Inside Business Magazine, Smart Business and Security Systems News for his knowledge about the security industry. He has also received SSN's 20 under 40 award, the Smart Business Northeast Ohio Smart 50 Award and has been featured in the Inside Business One to Watch column. Alan currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Monitoring Association (Treasurer) as well as the NetOne Corporation and serves on the Board of Advisors for Acroment Technologies and Habitec Security.
Board Member Since 2021
Shannon Woodman is President and COO of Washington Alarm, Inc, headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Washington Alarm was founded in 1943 and with Shannon’s leadership, has grown into one of the largest privately held alarm companies in Washington. In 2000, Shannon started as a sales representative and quickly worked her way up to Sales Manager, then Vice President. In 2011 Shannon officially took over the day-to-day operations of Washington Alarm. She has grown Washington Alarm into the premier fire, security, and monitoring company it is today.
In 2010 Shannon was named a 20 under 40 in SSN Magazine for the security industry.
In 2014 she received the Presidential Special Recognition Award for her work with the Membership Committee for the Central Station Alarm Association. (Now known as TMA)
In 2019 she received the Business Leader Award from the Seattle Commission for People with DisAbilities.
She currently is an active member of the following organizations: Board Member of Seattle International District Rotary Club, Co-Chair of the Membership Committee for The Monitoring Association, Board Member of The Monitoring Association, Treasurer of The Monitoring Association, Executive Committee for The Monitoring Association, Board member of The Security Integration and Life Safety Association of the Northwest.
Pamela J. Petrow
Board Member Since 2022
Ms. Petrow has held leadership positions in the Pennsylvania Burglar and Fire Alarm Association (PBFAA); Electronic Security Association (ESA); The Monitoring Association (TMA), formerly the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), executive committee; and is the past President of TMA International. She is involved with the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials – International (APCO), and received its President’s Award in 2009 for her outstanding contributions to the electronic transmission of signals between central stations and 911 dispatch centers. In 2014, she was presented with an Ernst & Young (EY) Entrepreneur Of The Year™ Award in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia program.
In 2006, she graduated from the prestigious Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.
Board Member Since 2023
Tim Westphal Board Member Since 2023 As a third-generation family owner, Tim grew up in the alarm industry and learned about the business from an early age. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Whittier College and working in the telecom and internet industries, Tim started his career with Bay Alarm. He spent time in the field as an installer and service technician, as well as working shifts in the company’s in-house monitoring center. He later moved to Southern California to open the first office in Bay Alarm’s expansion throughout the west. After moving back to the Bay Area, Tim earned his MBA from St. Mary’s College of California and deepened his focus running all aspects of the business. After many years in various leadership positions, he became Chief Executive Officer of Bay Alarm. Today, Tim is active in the security industry and serves on several boards and committees, including as past president of the California Alarm Association. He is currently involved with The Monitoring Association and NetOne. After many years of playing lacrosse—including time playing in Australia—Tim enjoys coaching and volunteering with Bay Area lacrosse clubs. He spends his free time mountain biking, surfing, and enjoying the outdoors. He and his wife of 20+ years, Bentley enjoy traveling and supporting their three kids with their sports and activities.