SIAC names Karen McGee to its board of directors

FRISCO, Texas (December 10, 2009) – The Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) announced today that the Canadian Security Association (CANASA) has appointed Karen McGee as its representative to the SIAC Board of Directors. McGee will be replacing founding board member Ivan Spector who steps down after many years of dedicated service to SIAC.

“We are very excited to have Karen join the SIAC Board of Directors,” stated Stan Martin, SIAC Executive Director. “We look forward to having her energy and passion for the betterment of the alarm industry represented in all our activities.”

McGee currently serves as President of the National Board of Directors for CANASA, and is an Account Executive at Shaw Sabey & Associates in Vancouver. Shaw Sabey & Associates is one of the largest privately held insurance brokerage firms in British Columbia, providing a wide variety of insurance products and services, including personal and commercial property and liability, automobile, and risk management.

“With my recent appointment as President of the CANASA Board of Directors, I am looking forward to bringing together both advocacy groups so that we may cooperatively work together on all alarm management issues that affect the North American security industry,” said McGee.

Stepping down as the longest tenured Board Member for SIAC, Ivan Spector has not only been instrumental in guiding SIAC through its most hotly debated alarm management issues to date, but he has also given his time and service to the Alarm Industry Research & Education Foundation and the Electronic Security Association. While excited about the addition of McGee, Spector’s passion and expertise will be missed.

Martin concluded, “On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we would like to thank Ivan for all his years of service, dedication and commitment to SIAC. As the CANASA representative, Ivan has always stepped up to meet our needs. He served as the Public Relations chairman and has been instrumental in developing strategy, direction and financial oversight. He is a very talented and dedicated industry professional who will be missed.”