Security Dynamics LLC, a global security and risk management advisory firm, added three new Senior Advisors to its team of Subject Matter Experts. The news was announced by Kim E. Petersen, the firm’s Chairman and President. The new Senior Advisors will compliment Security Dynamics’ current team of experts bringing with them decades of career experience in intelligence, homeland security, infrastructure protection, intermodal transportation security and law enforcement training.
“Our team members come to Security Dynamics with a broad diversity of professional backgrounds, all bound by a shared passion for security and a drive to make the world a safer place,” said Petersen. “Our sector-specific practice groups provide proven security solutions for clients with critical infrastructure to protect, such as utilities, schools and universities, multimodal transportation, energy and government operations. Each practice group is staffed with industry veterans who arrive at the client’s door fully prepared to render expert assistance. These new Senior Advisors will make our current team even more capable.”
Ron Thomason, a Senior Advisor in the Maritime Practice Group, emphasized that, “the difference between Security Dynamics LLC and our competition is that we never need to learn on the job and at the client’s expense. We are committed to providing our clients with 'best-in-class' assessments of their relative vulnerabilities, along with value-engineered risk mitigation solutions that are both timely and cost-effective.”
The new Senior Advisors include:
•Bryan Edwards – Mr. Edwards joined the Central Intelligence Agency in 1996. He is an expert in homeland security and counterterrorism issues, having served for nearly ten years as a CIA Operations Officer both domestically and overseas. Mr. Edwards worked with various Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) partners, including the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, in spearheading efforts directed at thwarting potential terrorist attacks in the U.S. and abroad. He holds an MBA and a Bachelors degree in Economics from the Jacksonville University.
•John Strauchs, CPP – Following military service in Vietnam as a Captain in the U.S. Army, Mr. Strauchs joined the Central Intelligence Agency serving in the Clandestine Service. Following the CIA, Mr. Strauchs went on to become one the nation’s best known physical security experts. He has written numerous articles and white papers, testified before Congress on security issues, and worked on highly-sensitive and prestigious projects in the public and private sectors, including Ben Gurion Airport in Israel, the Department of Justice Information Technology Facility, and Hong Kong University. Mr. Strauchs owned and operated a registered professional engineering firm for 23-years that specialized exclusively in security and fire protection engineering. He holds a Masters degree from George Washington University and a Bachelors degree from Lehigh University.
•Marianne Molchan – A legend in the military diving world, Ms. Molchan is one of the world’s leading experts in seaport and ship security, as well as underwater surveillance systems, regulatory compliance training, and systems development. Achieving the rank of Commander, she was a pioneer in Navy, EOD, and NOAA diving having been the senior officer of an EOD Clearance Detachment, a NOAA Dive Officer, and the Divemaster aboard the NOAA Ship ‘Rainier’. Ms. Molchan served as an Anti-Terrorism Force Protection Officer with the Military Sealift Command Europe during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, facilitating safe passage of hundreds of supply ships from the Atlantic to the Suez canal. She has a Masters in Engineering and Science Management from the University of Alaska and a Bachelors degree with honors in Mathematics from California Polytechnical State University.