Our Leadership

Setting the Standard by Setting the Example.™

Walden Security is managed by a team of executives, managers, specialists, trainers, and supervisors whose job is to help our officers protect what is important to you. We have built an exceptional team of managers, chosen for their expertise and experience in every aspect of security services. Each client is served by a local office under a general manager’s leadership and staffed by operations managers, human resources professionals, state-certified trainers, and supervisors.

Amy S. Walden

Amy S. Walden

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

As Chairman and CEO for Walden Security, Amy Walden oversees all financial aspects of the company, and her responsibilities include reviewing and reporting company financial information, key performance metrics, cash flows, staff utilization and financial statements.

As co-founder of Walden Security, Walden began her career in law enforcement while attending the University of Tennessee. After serving three years as dispatcher with the Chattanooga police department; Amy Walden, with her husband Michael, started Metropolitan Security, known today as Walden Security.

Professionally, Ms. Walden is a member of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, is active in the community and supports various local charities and organizations, such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the Mary Ellen Locker Center, and the American Heart Association. She, along with her husband, Michael Walden, were recently inducted into the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame.

Michael S. Walden

Michael S. Walden, CPP


Since starting the company more than twenty years ago from the vinyl seats of a police squad car, Michael Walden and his wife Amy have built Walden Security into one of the nation’s most trusted and respected contract security companies. As President of Walden Security, Mr. Walden has built a robust company infrastructure by developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve corporate growth, including investing in innovative programs for the most important asset of Walden Security, its employees. Walden is actively involved in daily operations and business development activities and continually works to improve the level of service we deliver to our customers.

Michael Walden is active in the local community and is recipient of numerous professional awards, such as the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) Member of the Year, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year, Sam Walton Business Leadership Award and Mass Mutual – Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative Award. A Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Mr. Walden is also active in various professional organizations, such as American Society of Industrial Security (ASIS), Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce, BOMA, and National Association of Security Companies (NASCO).

Dick Wong

Dick Wong

Executive Vice President, Federal Services Division

As executive vice president of Federal Services, Dick Wong brings nearly 30 years of military law enforcement and security management experience in U.S. and international operations. He has expertise at the strategic level in anti-terrorism/force protection programs, process improvement, vulnerability assessments, force protection policies and plans, and managing armed security guard operations.

While in the military, Dick Wong served in various strategic level organizations that allowed him the opportunity to acquire a board spectrum of the security and force protection experiences. As a Program Manager, Force Protection Analysis Cell within a major Army organization, Wong managed execution of the organization's force protection program that encompassed an operational area of 27 countries throughout the Middle East and former Soviet Republic states. His other major military assignments included Chief, Security and Law Enforcement Policies and Programs, Headquarters, United States Army Forces Command; Provost Marshal (Chief of Police) at Fort Riley, KS; and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Logistics, and Environment at the Pentagon.

Dick Wong's work in the private sector as a Senior Lead Management Analyst for Management Analysis, Incorporated, further his experience in the security and force protection program.

Dick Wong earned a bachelor's degree in criminology from Florida State University, a master's degree in administration from Central Michigan University, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.