Our Team

Executive
  • Amy Walden

    Chief Executive Officer
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  • Michael Walden

    President
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  • Tina Camba

    EVP, Human Resources
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  • Todd Carroll

    EVP, Operations
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  • Scott Cochran

    EVP, Chief Financial Officer
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  • Lauren Tudor

    EVP, Sales/Marketing, Learning/Development
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  • Dick Wong

    EVP, Federal Services
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Amy Walden

Amy Walden

Chief Executive Officer
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702-8220

As Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Walden Security, Amy has been a leader for Walden Security for nearly 30 years. She oversees all business activities related to owning and operating a profitable privately-held security corporation. She is responsible for reviewing and reporting all company financial information, key performance metrics and staff utilization.

EXPERIENCE
Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Walden Security
911 Operator and Dispatcher at Chattanooga Police Department
Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
National Association of Security Companies
Junior League of Chattanooga

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 

Michael Walden

Michael Walden

President
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702- 8215

As President and Co-Founder of Walden Security, Mike brings nearly 30 years of experience and knowledge to the company. He is involved heavily on developing and implementing long-term plans to achieve overall corporate growth. Mike oversees all business activity related to owning and operating a profitable, privately-held contract security corporation, while actively being involved in client relations and conducting daily business development activities to generate large-scale commercial and government deals.

EXPERIENCE
President and Co-Founder of Walden Security
Sworn Law Enforcement Officer at Chattanooga Police Department
United States Navy
American Society for Industrial Security Board Member
Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce Board Member
Chattanooga Crime Stoppers Board Member
Hamilton County 911 Board Member
Building Owners and Managers Association Board Member
Sam Walton Business Leadership Award
Mass Mutual Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative Award

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Chapman College
CPP / American Society for Industrial Security

Tina Camba

Tina Camba

EVP, Human Resources
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702-8209

As Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Tina leads a talented team of Human Resource Professionals who identify and select exceptional officers and create innovative programs designed to support and recognize the optimal service of our officers across the country. Tina is an inspiring and collaborative leader with over a decade of experience in human resources leadership and labor and employment law practice. She has mentored and led professionals in Fortune 500 companies, universities, city, county and state governments and non-profit organizations.

EXPERIENCE
Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Walden Security
Department Administrator of Human Resources at City of Chattanooga
Deputy Director of Human Resources at City of Chattanooga
Employee Relations / HR Compliance Manager at Aramark Legal Department
Employee Relations Manager at San Jose State University
Labor Relations Representative at County of Santa Clara
Staff Attorney at Tennessee Education Association
Assistant General Counsel at State of Tennessee Bureau of TennCare

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
University of California-Berkeley / B.A.
Vanderbilt University / M.P.P
University of San Francisco School of Law / J.D.
Lipscomb University / Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Trained Mediator
Insights Discovery Client Practitioner Accreditation, Insights Learning & Development, Ltd.
License to Practice Law, Tennessee Attorney Registration No.: 023545
PHR
SHRM-CP

Todd Carroll

Todd Carroll

EVP, Operations
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702-8240

As Executive Vice President of Operations, Todd has over 35 years of experience in the security industry. Todd collaborates with the executive and management teams, implementing operational plans that drive growth. On a day-to-day basis, he leads his team to achieve and surpass business goals and objectives, and increase profitability.

EXPERIENCE
Executive Vice President of Operations at Walden Security
Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President at SOS Security LLC
Chief Operating Officer at Triton Security Services
Executive Senior Vice President at Admiral Security
President of Northeast / Mid-Atlantic at Barton Protective Services
Wells Fargo Guard
Air Force at Arnold AirForce Base

Scott Cochran

Scott Cochran

EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702-8227

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Scott brings nearly 20 years of financial experience and knowledge to the position. Scott oversees all aspects of the company's accounting operations for commercial and Federal Services Divisions, including payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, financial reporting, cash flow management and budget. He also focuses on developing procedures designed to achieve corporate growth and profitability goals.

EXPERIENCE
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Walden Security
Vice President / Chief Account Officer / Controller / at Krystal Company
Corporate Tax Compliance Specialist at Arthur Andersen / Ernst & Young

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Tennessee Technological University / Master of Business Administration
Tennessee Technological University / Bachelor of Science in Finance
Tennessee Technological University / Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
CPA / State of Tennessee

Lauren Tudor

Lauren Tudor

EVP, Sales/Marketing, Learning/Development
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702-8225

Lauren first began working with Walden Security in 2005 as a service provider, where she helped build the Walden Security brand. The success of this collaboration presented her with an opportunity to join Walden as Director of Marketing, where she established and managed the company’s marketing and communications department. Today, she serves on the Walden executive team overseeing the sales, marketing and learning and development functions. With Lauren’s many years of experience with the company, she has found herself wearing many hats within the organization. She provides hands-on leadership and support to her teams, collaborates closely with all functional groups within Walden and helps direct and oversee company initiatives. Her commitment to Walden is apparent through the growth of the company since coming on board. Under Lauren’s leadership, the company has grown from $27 to more than $200 million in annual revenue.

EXPERIENCE
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing / Learning and Development at Walden Security
Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Walden Security
Vice President of Marketing at Walden Security
Director of Marketing at Walden Security
Account Executive at Realm Communications
Sales Representative at Graphic Solutions Group
Sales Representative at Superior Press Printing

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Kennesaw State University / B.S. Business Administration and Management, emphasis on Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Dick Wong

Dick Wong

EVP, Federal Services
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702- 8233

As the Executive Vice President, Federal Services Division at Walden Security, Dick has more than 36 years of law enforcement and security experience including his previous employment managing an Army command’s force protection program which involved operational responsibility for the volatile geographical region encompassing 27 countries throughout the Middle East and the former Soviet Republic states. He is responsible for managing all hands-on operational aspects of the Federal Services Division and provides strategic guidance to 45 Program Directors and Managers for Federal contracts spanning multiple cities and facilities.

EXPERIENCE
Executive Vice President, Federal Services Division at Walden Security
Vice President, Federal Services Division at Walden Security
Director of Operations, Federal Services Division at Walden Security
Program Manager, Force Protection Analysis Cell at Third Army / U.S. Army Central / Coalition Forces Land Component Command
Senior Lead Management Analyst at Management Analysis Incorporated
Director of Security and Law Enforcement Policies and Programs at HQ, U.S. Army Forces Command

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Florida State University / B.S. in Criminology
Central Michigan University / M.S. of Administration
Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy / Graduate of Executive Management

Senior
  • Patty Boyd

    Regional VP, Operations
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  • Abi Browning

    Director, Human Resources Federal Services
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  • Jason Crowe

    Director, Learning/Development
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  • Suvankar Ganguly

    Regional VP, Operations
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  • Kim Hunt

    VP, Risk Management
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  • Rob Langrel

    Regional VP, Operations
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  • Jon Mitchell

    Regional VP, Operations
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  • Kurt Schmissrauter

    VP, General Counsel
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  • Mick Sharp

    VP, Operations Federal Services
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  • Jeff Smith

    Regional VP, Operations
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  • T. Dee Smith

    Director, Human Resources
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  • Kevin Tugman

    VP, Marketing
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Patty Boyd

Patty Boyd

Regional VP, Operations
Dallas, TX 214-296-5600

Patty brings over 32 years of security experience to Walden Security. In Patty’s role as Regional Vice President of Operations, she supports our Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma region overseeing HR, Sales and Recruiting and Training teams. She is actively involved with implementing services with new client contracts, and maintains a positive work environment while cultivating exceptional client relationships and employee satisfaction. While meeting goals and implementing procedures is something she focuses on, she also invests an abundance in time with her employees and places a strong emphasis on an open-door policy. Patty understands in order to exceed customer expectations, it starts internally with her regional team along with her security officers.

EXPERIENCE
Regional Vice President of Operations at Walden Security
Human Resources Manager at Day & Zimmermann Security Services
Human Resources Manager at Admiral Security
Security Supervisor and Security Director at Barton Protective Services
Security Officer, Assistant Supervisor & Supervisor at Wynne/ Jackson

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
University of Texas at Tyler / Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Abi Browning

Abi Browning

Director, Human Resources Federal Services
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702-8244

As the Director of Human Resources for the Federal Services Division at Walden Security, Abi works with a dedicated team of HR professionals overseeing employee selection processes, resolution of employee relation issues, employee compensation and benefits administration and workforce planning strategies for all government contracts. Abi is a senior member of our Walden HR team, PHR certified, who has spent her career implementing new staffing and recruiting techniques to ensure successful application selection.

EXPERIENCE
Director of Human Resources, FSD at Walden Security
Senior Recruiter at Aerotek
Marketing Specialist at Nissan North America

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Vanderbilt University / B.S. Human & Organizational Development
PHR

Jason Crowe

Jason Crowe

Director, Learning/Development
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702-8237

As Director of Learning and Development, Jason brings more than 10 years of experience in developing and delivering training programs. Jason leads Walden Security’s Learning & Development team in partnering with Training Managers, Operations, Human Resources personnel and an assortment of subject matter experts in our regional branches to develop and provide training to our staff and security officers. His expertise and support consists of but not limited to: role-based training, professional development, contract specific training, systems and compliance training and training events in an effort to continually refine the development of all of our key personnel here at Walden Security, starting with our security officers.

EXPERIENCE
Director of Learning and Development at Walden Security
Training Operations Manager at Mohawk Industries
Area Manager at Pacific Sunwear

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Middle Tennessee State University

Suvankar Ganguly

Suvankar Ganguly

Regional VP, Operations
Charlotte, NC 980-298-6290

Suvankar is the Regional Vice President our Charlotte Support Center that services Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Suvankar is responsible for providing professional security services that exceed our corporate and client expectations. He is an accomplished contract security executive with over 28 years of experience in the guarding industry. He has built a national reputation in achieving customer satisfaction through an innovative approach to operational excellence. He is passionate about evangelizing for positive industry change through engagement, transparency and purpose.

EXPERIENCE
Regional Vice President of Operations in Walden Security
Regional Vice President of Operations at AlliedBarton Security
Regional Manager at Day & Zimmermann Security Services
General Manager at The Wackenhut Corporation

Kim Hunt

Kim Hunt

VP, Risk Management
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702- 8216

Kim brings 33 years of experience to our Walden Security team. Prior to Walden, Kim worked as a personal and commercial independent insurance broker specializing in contract security. WIth this experience, she is able to bring intimate knowledge of how the insurance world works. She is constantly striving to make sure Walden has the best protection and the most competitive price to protect our clients, our employees and our company.

EXPERIENCE
Vice President of Risk Management at Walden Security
Insurance Agent at Huffaker & Trimble
Insurance Agent at AGA, Inc.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Rob Langrel

Rob Langrel

Regional VP, Operations
Nashville, TN 615-391-9185

Rob brings over 27 years of experience to Walden Security. In Rob's role as Regional Vice President of Operations, he supports Mid and West Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio regions overseeing teams of HR, Sales, Recruiting and Training. Rob places a great deal of focus on building and nurturing positive client and employee relationships while implementing and enforcing Walden Security policy and attaining goals.

EXPERIENCE
Regional Vice President at Walden Security
Regional Vice President at Whelan Security
Vice President of Operations at AlliedBarton Security Services
Regional Manager at Securatex
U.S Army

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Indiana Wesleyan University / Business Management

Jon Mitchell

Jon Mitchell

Regional VP, Operations
Atlanta Regional Support Center 404-937-1743

 

Jon is the Regional Vice President of Operation for the Atlanta Support Center, Walden’s largest branch that services Georgia and Florida. Jon leads cross-functional teams of HR, Sales, Recruiting and Training that consistently exceed client expectations. Jon has 18 years of progressively responsible security management, growth leadership and law enforcement experience along with an outstanding record of increasing efficiency through diligent leadership and team building. He’s a major advocate of mobile patrol technology to improve Officer performance while on patrol and ultimately deliver better outcomes for our clients.


EXPERIENCE
Regional Vice President of Operations at Walden Security
Vice President of Operations, mobotour
Retired Sergeant, Atlanta Police Department
Manager of Security Services, Whelan Security
Unit Manager, Guardsmark Inc.


EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Northwest Missouri State University / Bachelor in Government (emphasis: Criminal Justice)
Member, ASIS International, Atlanta Chapter


 

Kurt Schmissrauter

Kurt Schmissrauter

VP, General Counsel
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702-8224

As a VP and General Counsel at Walden Security, Kurt collaborates with personnel across all business functions to ensure that Walden Security operates within a safe legal framework to better fulfill its mission and minimize risk. Kurt utilizes his business acumen and legal experience in providing executive leadership with advice and counseling on the broad range of legal issues that may arise in day-to-day business operations.

EXPERIENCE
VP, General Counsel at Walden Security
Associate General Counsel at Walden Security
Associate Attorney at Spears, Moore, Rebman & Williams, P.C.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
University of Alabama / B.S., Commerce and Business Administration
Cumberland School of Law at Samford University / J.D.

Mick Sharp

Mick Sharp

VP, Operations Federal Services
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702-8234

As the Vice President of Operations in the Federal Services Division, Mick directs the day-to-day operations of over 2,500 armed security officers on federal and state government contracts providing security services at multiple sites, installations and facilities in 25 states. Mick directs the activities of the FSD staff which services more than 80,000 productive hours per week (hpw). Of special note, he has co-authored numerous “award-winning” proposals resulting in more than 100,000 hpw in Government contract hours during his tenure with Walden Security. Mick also serves as co-negotiator representing Walden Security during collective bargaining agreement (CBS) negotiations with the various unions and associations representing our Government contract workforces. Prior to Walden Security, Mick served for nearly 30 years in the U.S. Army retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2006.

EXPERIENCE
Vice President of Operations, Federal Services Division at Walden Security
Director of Operations and General Manager, Federal Services Division at Walden Security
Director of Human Resources, Federal Services Division at Walden Security
CEO / Battalion Commander with U.S. Army
Program Director with U.S. Army
Senior Operations Officer with U.S. Army
Senior Human Resources Officer with U.S. Army
Senior Training Officer with U.S. Army
CEO / Battalion Commander with U.S. Army

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Troy State University at Montgomery / M.S., Human Resources Management
Air University, Maxwell AFB / M.A., Master of Military Operational Arts and Science
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga / B.S., Economics

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith

Regional VP, Operations
Knoxville, TN 865-470-2248

As Regional Vice President, Jeff brings more than 6 years of experience in the security industry. He manages the day-to-day operations of the Knoxville branch, along with assisting in business development for the region. He has a successful background in sales and management where he has been able to expand new business while maintaining excellent relationships with current customers.

EXPERIENCE
Regional Vice President at Walden Security
Pharmaceutical Sales Specialist at Astra Zeneca
Branch Manager at Southern Pipe and Supply
Branch Manager at Hughes Supply
Strength and Conditioning Coach for University of Tennessee Volunteers
Offensive Lineman for Pittsburg Steelers
Offensive Lineman for Jacksonville Jaguars
Offensive Lineman for Kansas City Chiefs

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
University of Tennessee at Knoxville / B.A.

T. Dee Smith

T. Dee Smith

Director, Human Resources
Corporate Headquarters 423-702-8248

Dee directs a team of HR professionals as they plan, develop, advise, and administer human resources policies and programs for the Commercial Services Division. Dee brings 12 years of comprehensive Human Resources experience. She has a proven track record of building trusting relationships using sound judgment in matters of confidentiality, taking appropriate risks and leading with integrity.

EXPERIENCE
Director of Human Resources at Walden Security
Benefits Manager, Walden Security
Human Resources Benefits Administrator at Chattem, Inc.
Human Resources Representative, Shaw Industries
Project Specialist, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
HR Benefits Specialist, Five Star Food Service
Management Operations Specialist, Chattanooga Housing Authority
HR Administrator, Southern Health Partners

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
University of Phoenix, Master of Business Administration
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Bachelor of Science, Human Resources Management and General Management

Kevin Tugman

Kevin Tugman

VP, Marketing
Corporate | Chattanooga, TN 423-702-8243

As the Vice President of Marketing at Walden Security, Kevin works with a dedicated team to be the primary brand champions who build programs to support and communicate with our officers, promote our services, and advance brand awareness across the country. Kevin is a unique creative leader, a designer with an MBA, who has spent two decades engaging people through creative strategy and design solutions. He has done work for Fortune 100 companies, startups, universities, healthcare institutions, financial services, aerospace, and the military.

EXPERIENCE
Vice President of Marketing at Walden Security
Chief Creative Officer & Co-founder at Lift1428, LLC
Chief Creative Officer at True North Custom Media
Executive Vice President, Creative Services at Sunshine Media Group
Vice President of Creative Services at True North Custom Publishing
Creative Director at True North Custom Publishing

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
University of Tennessee / MBA
University of Tennessee / BFA
AIGA

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  • Rebecca Fann

    Business Development Manager
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    Business Development Manager
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  • Brandon Shepherd

    Business Development Manager
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    Business Development Manager
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Rebecca Fann

Rebecca Fann

Business Development Manager
Nashville, TN 615-391-9127

As Business Development Manager, Rebecca works with both the Nashville Branch and Corporate Office to assist in company initiatives and growing client relationships. With Walden for nearly 10 years, she is focused on continuous communication with clients, prospects, office staff and our officers. Rebecca has a strong background in Walden Security as she was promoted within and began her career with our Human Resources department. She attributes much of her success to her organized personality and strict attention to detail. One characteristic she prides herself on is always being an available, accessible resource, both internally and externally, to those around her.

EXPERIENCE
Business Development Manager at Walden Security
Human Resources Clerk at Walden Security
Sr. Provider Relations Associate at Cigna Healthcare
Human Resources Specialist/ Administrator at Wood Personnel Services

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Union University / B.A. in Marketing, minor in Human Resources

George Ridenour

George Ridenour

Business Development Manager
Atlanta, GA 404-937-1758

As the Business Development Manager, George Ridenour brings an expertise in the sales arena related to the security industry. He works with a dedicated team covering Atlanta, South Georgia, and Florida to find new security solutions for customers, break into new services markets, and build the Walden Security brand in his two-state footprint.

EXPERIENCE
Business Development Manager at Walden Security
Business Development Manager at U.S. Security Associates, Inc.

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
Wayne State University / M.A., Organizational Communications

Brandon Shepherd

Brandon Shepherd

Business Development Manager
Charlotte, NC 980-298-8802

As Business Development Manager at Walden Security, Brandon strives to introduce Walden Security to new clients and markets, through creative strategy and solutions. Brandon brings more than 15 years of security and law enforcement experience into his role and strives to best be a resource to others. His role is to grow the Walden Security brand in the Charlotte and Virginia markets.

EXPERIENCE
Business Development Manager at Walden Security
Senior Operation Manager at Walden Security
Operations Manager at Walden Security
Security Supervisor at Walden Security
Federal Officer at US Customs and Border Protection
Federal Officer at TSA

Chasen Thomas

Chasen Thomas

Business Development Manager
Chattanooga, TN 423-267-3115

As a Business Development Manager at Walden Security, Chasen works internally with helps build custom security programs for our clients in the markets he serves: East Tennessee, North Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Chasen came to Walden with a background in sales, marketing, and brand development in the healthcare space, and brings a customer centric attitude to work every day. His extensive experience in industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, warehousing — along with the his formal undergraduate and graduate school education at the University of Alabama have established him as a valuable member of Walden Security.

EXPERIENCE
Business Development Manager at Walden Security
Business Development Executive at Lift 1428
Digital Marketing Specialist at Area203 Digital
Marketing and Brand Manager at Sure Signal Enterprises

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS
University of Alabama / Consumer Marketing
University of Alabama / Manderson School of Business- Business Management and Supply Chain Theory