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.