Founder, Chairman and CEO
Brent C. Brown has an extensive background in law enforcement and security. He was a police officer in the metropolitan Atlanta area holding positions with duties ranging from uniform patrol to “Acting Chief”. He also established a security consulting business handling security-related concerns for retail, office complexes, warehouses, and hotels. In 1990, he entered the private security industry with the formation of Chesley Brown Associates, Inc., handling numerous high-profile security projects across the country. He served as a security expert for both local and international media regarding the Olympic Park bombing during the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia. Due to his expertise with terrorist incidents and security concerns, he is frequently called upon to speak at Civic Associations, Chambers of Commerce, Security Schools, and other large business organizations.
Executive Vice President & COO
Kim Meador has a background in the criminal justice field. She began her career with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff. Ms. Meador was promoted to the Special Investigation Unit where she served as a detective for three years. Upon leaving the Sheriff’s department, she joined the Security Department at the Country Club Plaza, Kansas City, MO. In 1999, Chesley Brown took over the management of this unique security program and quickly identified Kim as a rising star. Prior to being promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations, she held several positions within the department including Sergeant, Assistant Director of Security, and Senior Director of Security. Ms. Meador’s background in law enforcement and security is an asset to the leadership team within Chesley Brown.
Vice President of Operations
Josh Noland joined Chesley Brown International in September of 2005. Prior to joining Chesley Brown, Josh worked for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Park Ranger for 4 years while in college. He attended the University of Central Missouri where he earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice. Starting as an Officer in Kansas City, he has held the positions of Corporal, Director, and Regional Managing Director before becoming the Vice President of Operations. Mr. Noland has conducted numerous consulting projects and has been a trainer in the areas of Tactical Communication, New Officer Training, Supervision and Leadership, CPR & First Aid as well as many customer service programs.
Vice President of Support Services
Ms. Simpson has extensive experience in Human Resource management. She has worked for employers in the private and public sectors as well as various geographic locations. Her most recent assignment was with AT&T where she focused on the management of employee benefits. Her prior employers include the Atlanta Regional Commission, the University of Louisville and the City of Chicago. Ms. Simpson earned the professional certification of Senior Professional in Human Resources. This was achieved through successful completion of an examination and work experience in the areas of recruitment, compensation, benefits management, employee training and development.
Vice President - Southeast
Mr. Briggs has an extensive background in Law Enforcement, Public Safety and Training spanning over 25 years. He has worked for employers in the private, public and government sectors within Georgia. His most recent assignment of 7 years within law enforcement was focused on the management, development and implementation of school security programs along with the training of school police and security officers. His expertise includes Emergency Planning, Active Shooter Responses, design and implementation of training programs and instructor certifications in a wide array of topics along with specialized certifications in Firearms, Emergency Vehicle Operations, Field Training and Emergency Medical Services. His prior employers include the Cobb County Police and Fire Departments and the Commerce Police Department, all in Georgia.
Vice President of Special Operations
Chief Houser retired as Chief of Police on Friday January 27, 2017 after more than 35 years of service. Chief Houser began his relationship with Cobb County Police when he received an internship while attending The University of Mississippi in 1981. Houser has served many assignments in both uniform and detective bureaus as he moved up the ranks. Prior to being named Chief in 2010 he served as Commander of Special Operations, Internal Affairs and Deputy Chief. Chief Houser graduated from Ole Miss with a Bachelor of Arts in Law Enforcement. His post graduate studies include being a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College and FBI National Academy. He earned his Masters of Public Administration degree from Columbus State University.
Corporate Director of Risk Mgt., Training & Compliance
Archie Dinwiddie began with Chesley Brown International in 2001 as an officer while attending an internship with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. During his time with the Highway Patrol, he assisted with functions ranging from taking calls for service at the Troop A Communications Center to assisting in the investigation of homicide cases with the Division of Drug and Crime Control. Since joining Chesley Brown International, Archie has worked and managed security operations in a variety of environments such as office complexes and towers, lifestyle centers, and major entertainment districts. Along with providing on-site services, he has contributed to numerous consulting projects. As the Assistant Vice President of Operations, Archie is utilized to provide and coordinate training with project locations across the country, along with providing management support.
Ms. Sikorski joined the Chesley Brown International corporate team in 2001 as Accounts Receivable Manager, where she quickly developed a plan to expedite and improve the client billing process. As time progressed, she showed an impressive ability in managing a number of responsibilities in an efficient manner as well as a meticulous nature that strives for perfection. She was promoted to Accounting Manager with added responsibility for accounts payable and payroll entry for all employees. She is now Corporate Controller. In this position she develops innovative procedures for all accounting functions and reporting. Ms. Sikorski looks forward to many more years of growth and success with Chesley Brown International.
Associate Vice President of Human Resources
Candice Cade is an experienced Human Resources professional who graduated with honors from Shorter University. She brings with her better than 13 years of varied experience. Candice’s innovative approach to an environment of team work and open door policies has proven to enhance employee morale and retention. We look forward to her tenure with Chesley Brown International.
Senior ConsultantMr. Cordero has extensive experience in law enforcement and safety and security. His career began when he joined the US Marine Corps in June of ‘90. After the Gulf War, he returned to school and began his career in law enforcement. Starting as a certified jailor, Mr. Cordero rose to the administration of the agency as the Chief Deputy. During his career, he served as Traffic Sergeant as he reconstructed motor vehicle serious injury crashes and fatalities and the Investigator Sergeant overseeing minor crimes and major felony crimes investigations. Currently he serves as the Director of Safety and Security at a premier 138 acre mix use development located in Midtown Atlanta. He oversees the execution of 250 events annually including concerts, charity walks and runs, festivals, sporting events such as the USTA BB&T Atlanta Open tennis tournament and Cirque du Soliel. These events require involvement from inception to execution including traffic plans, staffing and coordination with surrounding the community. He serves as the liaison for ownership to the Master Owners Association and the District Owners Association on security matters which included patrols, partnerships with Georgia Tech, City of Atlanta Police and Midtown Blue.
Managing Director - Portfolio
Bryan has 20 years of experience in the Private Security field, he worked his way through the ranks of several different companies in the Baltimore, Maryland region before moving back to his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA in 2004 to begin his employment with Chesley Brown as the Public Safety Director of a large mixed use complex located on the site of the former U.S. Steel, Homestead Works. After serving as the Public Safety Director for over 7 years, Bryan was named the Director of Security over several iconic and prestigious buildings in Downtown Pittsburgh in February of 2012. Bryan also is a trained firefighter and EMT in a large suburb of Pittsburgh and currently holds the rank of Assistant Fire Chief with a combination paid/volunteer fire department.
Managing Director - SouthwestAnthony Gaudart has had an expansive career in security management. In more than 27 years he has held several prestigious positions varying from Account Manager, Corporate Security Administrator, QA Manager and Senior Physical Security Administrator. In addition, he has broad experience in the IT and safety and security fields. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Mr. Gaudart has been involved in supporting and servicing a respected list of clients such as the U.S. Military, TestPros, E*TRADE and Amazon.com. Mr. Gaudart has enjoyed many successes during his career; assisting his previous employer in winning the National Business and Disability Council's Award of Honor for Gold Product of the Year for the PageScreamer™ product. He operated and maintained the 2nd most profitable account in the Washington D.C. area, along with several promotions to high ranking positions. In addition to other honors and accolades he is also a member of the Houston Chapter of ICS2.
Managing Director - Central Florida
Kirby Peidl is US Army Military Police Veteran with over 20 years of proven experience in Management, Leadership, Corporate Security, Criminal Justice, and Law Enforcement. Mr. Peidl planned, directed, and coordinated all aspects of Military Police (MP) investigations. He accomplished measurable results while supporting teams of over 500 personnel in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. He has a comprehensive background in physical security counter measures, security of assets, executive protection, and risk assessments derived from conducting domestic and global operations in the military. He was formerly the primary liaison with state, military & international law enforcement divisions. Mr. Peidl mentored and trained staff in communities across Europe, Asia, Africa, and the USA. As an MP Investigator he maintained a solve rate over 80%, and he was the deserving recipient of multiple awards for outstanding performance and professionalism.
Director of Operations & Support Services
Bobby Petty began with Chesley Brown in 2016 and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a degree in Business and Criminal Justice. His career began with the Calhoun Police Department and the Hamilton County Sheriff’s office where he worked his way through the ranks to Chief of Police. His law enforcement background focused on providing leadership and community involvement. After leaving the police force he managed multiple locations for Southeastern Recovery and was responsible for training and retention throughout the southeast region.