Michal Moss Early, executive director of corporate strategy at Digital Monitoring Products, was recently appointed by the Security Industry Association (SIA) as a member of the Foundation for Advancing Security Talent (FAST) Board of Directors. Effective July 1, 2023, Moss Early will serve a two-year term on the FAST board.
Michal Moss Early is an experienced leader in the security industry, with five years’ experience at Digital Monitoring Products. As executive director of corporate strategy, she provides leadership to the human resources, information technology, marketing and intellectual property teams. Prior to working in the security industry, Moss Early was in the banking industry serving as a senior vice president in sales, marketing and operational roles for over 16 years.
“I’m thrilled to join the FAST Board of Directors at this exciting time for the organization,” said Moss Early. “Attracting new talent is critical to advancing the security industry. I look forward to working with Aiden O’Brien and my fellow board members to build awareness of the tremendous career opportunities in security.”
The FAST board members are a team of committed industry volunteers whose mandate is to promote the interests and growth of FAST. Recently, FAST also welcomed Aiden O’Brien as its new executive director. O’Brien will assist the board in implementing its strategic director for FAST.
“I’m honored to take on this role and lead the day-to-day operations at FAST,” said O’Brien. “Together, we will create new initiatives to showcase security as a rewarding and purpose-driven career path. Michal and the rest of the talented board will be invaluable partners in this important work.”
The FAST Board of Directors now includes the following members:
- Chair: Kerri Sutherland, manager, human resources business partnerships, Axis Communications
- Vice chair: John Nemerofsky, chief operating officer, SAGE Integration
- Secretary: Erin Mann, senior manager, business operations, Latch
- Treasurer: Ken Kocher, president, Force Security Solutions
- Neil Atha, president, Atronic Alarms
- Scott Harkins, vice president, sales, Resideo
- Brendan McFall, East Coast operations manager, Northland Controls
- Michal Moss Early, executive director of corporate strategy, Digital Monitoring Products
- Yaron Zussman, general manager, Magos America Inc.
FAST is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promoting careers in the physical security technology and life safety industry. Created in 2020 through a partnership of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and SIA – the industry’s leading associations – FAST connects passionate, innovative professionals with new opportunities in electronic security and life safety. The foundation brings 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. The jobs board continues to grow in 2023 and has become the go-to destination for hiring and finding job opportunities in the security industry.
FAST’s key efforts include outreach to schools, colleges and universities to increase awareness of the exciting and rewarding careers available in security; research on the industry’s workforce development needs and possible solutions; and continuing education resources to help those already in the industry stay current with rapidly emerging and evolving technologies.
FAST’s school and outreach programs, research and resources are funded by individual and organizational donations. Learn more and donate to FAST here. Learn more about getting involved with FAST activities on the Partner With FAST page.
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 nearly 1,400 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.