Kimberlite’s Rao-Russell to Lead TMA’s PSLC Subcommittee on Law Enforcement

Joey Rao-Russell, President and CEO of Kimberlite Corporation, is the new chair of the Law Enforcement subcommittee of TMA’s Public Safety Liaison Committee. The PSLC advises the TMA Board on strategies and activities to be used in working with public sector organizations, such as the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriffs’ AssociationJoey Rao-Russell Headshot, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and others, in order to advance the views and goals of the monitoring industry. It is chaired by Graham Westphal, Co-President of Bay Alarm Company.

“I hope to help TMA and our members increase awareness and presence in their state and local law enforcement associations,” said Rao-Russell. “I would like to increase cooperation and collaboration to help law enforcement better protect our communities and clients. In particular, I would like to see us increase participation in California, Florida, and Texas first, due to their positioning as influential state associations.”

Joey Rao-Russell has worked in the Security industry for 16 years, working in all aspects of the business including operations and sales up to her current position as the President & CEO of Kimberlite Corporation, the world’s largest independent Sonitrol franchisee. Based in Fresno, California,  Kimberlite has consistently been ranked in the SDM Top 100 companies and integrators for the last 15 years and operates an award-winning central station specializing in audio- and video-verified security solutions. She currently serves as Past President of the Sonitrol National Dealers Association and Vice President of PPVAR.

“We are honored to have the the senior executive from Kimberlite take this role,” said Graham Westphal. “It is our great gain that Joey is willing to give her time to TMA for the betterment of the industry.”

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Public Sector Liaison Committee Aims to Increase Engagement

CSAA’s Public Sector Liaison Committee (PSLC) “manages strategy for dealing with public sector/first responders, law enforcement, police, sheriffs, fire community, fire chiefs, and state fire marshals,” said Graham Westphal, Co-President of Bay Alarm Company and chair of the committee. “It’s important that we keep these responders informed of our technology and tools that benefit them. The committee also engages with the NRTLs, and coordinates with SIAC to complement its activities.”

The committee is in the process of launching several new engagement initiatives. “We are very fortunate that recently Shane Clary has volunteered to chair the subcommittee in fire matters and that Jon Sargent has assumed a similar role for burglary,” said Westphal.

Shane Clary headshotShane M. Clary, Ph.D., Vice President, Codes and Standards Compliance at Bay Alarm Company, has been in the alarm industry since 1974, with Bay Alarm Company since 1984, and a member of NFPA 72 since 1993.  He is a past president of the California Automatic Fire Alarm Association, a past chairman of the Automatic Fire Alarm Association and is currently the Co-Chair of the AFAA Codes and Standards Committee.

 

Jon Sargent, Corporate Industry Relations/Government Affairs Jon Sargent headshotManager at Tyco Integrated Security, has 43 years in the security industry. A Past President of the California Alarm Association, he is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff’s Association, and the North American False Alarm Reduction Association, among others. He is currently the Secretary of ESA and the Industry/Law Enforcement Liaison for SIAC.

 

For more information, contact membership@csaaintl.org.