Vector Security Appoints Petrow President and CEO

The Board of Directors of Vector Security, Inc., and its parent company, The Philadelphia Contributionship, has unanimously approved the appointment of Pamela J. Petrow as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Vector Security, Inc.

John A. Murphy identified Petrow as his successor by appointing her, with Board approval, as executive vice president, and then chief operating officer (COO) of the company. The current appointment is the culmination of a carefully thought out succession plan. Petrow will now be in charge of moving the company forward on the successful path which Murphy began when he became president and COO in 1991.

Petrow graduated from Shippensburg University with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1982, with focuses in management and marketing. In spring of 2006, she graduated from Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

In 1997, Petrow was promoted to senior vice president of the Central Stations and Information Services Group and became a member of the Office of the President. She was directly responsible for overseeing the company’s three UL-Listed Central Stations, as well as its IT staff.

In 2004, she was promoted to become the company’s executive vice president, and also became the chief administrative officer responsible for the company’s Insurance and Human Resources groups. In 2006, she was again promoted to COO.

In 2006, her central station leadership resulted in the company earning the prestigious Central Station of the Year Award, which recognizes the best central station monitoring services in the industry. She and her staff authored and launched a 12-step plan to minimize false alarm dispatches, which in the same year earned the company the industry’s first Police Dispatch Quality award. This award recognizes a company that demonstrates its commitment and excellence in minimizing false police dispatches.

Since 2007, Petrow has served as secretary on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), the trade association for the alarm monitoring industry, representing the owners and operators of UL-Listed/FM Approved central stations. She has also co-chaired CSAA’s Education Committee.

On behalf of CSAA, she represents the electronic security industry at large with APCO (Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International), the world’s largest organization dedicated to public safety communications, to develop and implement the beta testing of electronic transmission of alarm data to 911 Centers.

In 2009, Petrow received APCO’s President’s Award. She was recognized for her outstanding contributions to the electronic transmission of signals between central stations and 911 dispatch centers.

Petrow also is a member of the Security Industry Standards Council, overseeing standards efforts for the industry; and has participated in legislative efforts, alongside the National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association and Central Station Alarm Association, to promote reciprocity and to lobby for an AMPS ruling extension.

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