Security & Life Safety Leaders Compete, Network & Support the Industry Workforce at the FAST Golf Classic
On March 22, 2022, professionals in the electronic security and life safety industry gathered at the Desert Pines Golf Club for the 2022 FAST Golf Classic (formerly the AIREF Golf Classic) – an annual golf outing that supports initiatives to grow the security workforce.
The 2022 FAST Golf Classic was hosted by the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit promoting careers in the physical security and life safety industry. Created through a partnership of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) – the industry’s leading associations – FAST connects passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in electronic security and life safety. Funds raised through the tournament will benefit FAST’s initiatives to attract more qualified talent to the growing and evolving industry.
Here are the winners from this year’s event:
- Closest to the Pin: Joe Beaudry of Alert Security Professionals
- Longest Drive: Luke Bradley of Verkada
- First Place Team: JCI, DSC and Qolsys team of Randy Blunt, John Kaloper, John Villegas and Vaughn Wells
- Second Place Team: ASSA ABLOY, Security Solutions and THALES Group team of Jacob Deacy, Brandon Melseth, Tony Vanyo and Tony Weiterman
The 2022 FAST Golf Classic was made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors:
- Champion Sponsor: Resideo
- Masters Sponsor: ISC West
- Clasic Sponsors: ICT and SALTO
- Invitational Sponsors: Allegion, BOLD Group, Xfinity Home
- Tee Box Sponsors: Alarm.com, Altronix, Bucanan Ingersoll & Rooney, California Alarm Association, THALES, Wisconsin Security Association
- Tournament Contributor: SAGE Integration
- Workforce Development Supporters: ESX, Napco, USA Central Station
Nicole Swartwout of Alarm.com was the winner of the tournament’s 50-50 raffle, donating all winnings back to the FAST organization.
Thank you to all who participated in the tournament for helping to make it a success and supporting a great cause!
FAST works to bring awareness to the career advancement opportunities within the fast-paced technology industry that serves to keep people, places and property safe. The FAST website offers job seekers information about the security industry’s growth and unique position at the convergence of cutting-edge technology and a mission that matters, the types of roles available in the industry, what employers are looking for, leading certifications in physical security and cybersecurity and a jobs board featuring immediate opportunities in security technology and life safety. The FAST Jobs Board allows job seekers to search by keyword, job title and location and features thousands of jobs from over 800 companies, and the site’s jobs have earned over 400,000 impressions in 2021. ESA and SIA members are able to list jobs on the FAST Jobs Board for free. Learn more about FAST, access the jobs board and learn how you can get involved here.
FAST is a 501(c)(3) organization created by ESA and SIA to promote careers in the physical security technology industry. FAST is dedicated to connecting passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in the electronic security and life safety industry. Through a partnership of the industry’s leading associations, ESA and SIA, FAST brings awareness to the career advancement opportunities within the fast-paced technology industry that serves to keep people, places and property safe.
Established in 1948, ESA is the largest trade association in the United States representing the electronic security and life safety industry. Member companies install, integrate and monitor intrusion and fire detection, video surveillance and electronic access control systems for commercial, residential, industrial and governmental clients. ESA provides technical and management training, government advocacy and delivers information, advice, tools and services that members use to grow their businesses and prosper. Together, ESA member companies employ more than 500,000 industry professionals and serve more than 34 million residential and commercial clients.
SIA is the leading trade association for global security solution providers, with over 1,200 innovative member companies representing thousands of security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members’ interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels, creating open industry standards that enable integration, advancing industry professionalism through education and training, opening global market opportunities and collaborating with other like-minded organizations. As the premier sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities. SIA also enhances the position of its members in the security marketplace through SIA GovSummit, which brings together private industry with government decision makers, and Securing New Ground, the security industry’s top executive conference for peer-to-peer networking.