The Teachout Management Team brings centuries of combined security management experience to serve our clients.

Executive

Joseph R. Cozart, CST, President and Chief Executive Officer

    • C.S.T. (Certified Security Trainer – Academy of Security Educators and Trainers)
      • One of only two certified trainers in the State of Michigan
    • Active member of the Flint Optimist Club
    • Active member of ASIS International – Flint Chapter
    • Member in the Flint Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Member of the Board of the Flint Boys and Girls Club
    • Member of the Knights of Columbus

Joe began his employment with Teachout Security in 1985 as a uniformed security officer, working his way through the ranks until he purchased the company in 1995.

Terry L. Jones,CPP, PSP, CHPA, CHSP, Vice President

  • Master of Arts in Criminal Justice, Mount Mercy University
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences, Upper Iowa University
  • Associate of Arts in General Studies, Mott Community College
  • Certified in Security Management by ASIS International (CPP)
  • Professional Certified Investigator by ASIS International (PCI)
  • Certified Physical Security Professional by ASIS International (PSP)
  • Certified in Healthcare Protection Administration by the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (CHPA)
  • Certified in Healthcare Safety by the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers (CHSP)
  • Certified in Healthcare Emergency Management by the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers (CHEP)
  • Active member of ASIS International – Flint Chapter
  • Member ASIS International Healthcare Security Council
  • Professional Member International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety (IAHSS)
  • Member IAHSS Credentialing Commission
  • Member at Large IAHSS Greatlakes Chapter Executive Board

Terry has worked in the security industry since 1979 and healthcare security since 1988. He is responsible for overseeing the operations and management of all branches. His areas of expertise are training and consulting in healthcare security, managing disruptive behavior, use of force, strike security and workplace violence.

Management

Bart Bennett, MBA, CPP, CHPA, Director of Special Services

  • Bachelor of Science in General Business from Saginaw Valley State University
  • Masters of Business Administration from Saginaw Valley State University
  • Certified in Healthcare Protection Administration by the International Association of Healthcare Security and Safety (CHPA)
  • Certified in Healthcare Safety by the International Board for Certification of Safety Managers (CHSP)
  • Active member of ASIS International – Flint Chapter
  • Member of ASIS International Healthcare Council
  • Senior Member of International Association of Healthcare Security & Safety
  • Certified Pressure Point Control Tactics (PPCT) Instructor
  • Certified in Security Management by ASIS International (CPP)

Bart joined Teachout in 2012 as a Healthcare Security Officer.  In February 2013, Bart was named the Security Manager of a 400 bed hospital facility. In September 2014, he was again promoted to Flint/Saginaw Branch Manager, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations. Bart has been in his current position as Director since December 2015.

Tracy Marsh, CPP Detroit Branch Manager

  • Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Active member of ASIS International- Flint Chapter, current Secretary/Treasurer
  • Member of ASIS International Women in Security Council

Tracy became a member of Teachout Security in 2010 and has since climbed the ranks to National Accounts Manager, which she achieved in 2016. She has worked with Detroit and National Branches and is a member of ASIS International, a leading organization for security professionals worldwide.

Derek Loomis, CPP, PCI Jackson Branch Manager

  • Certified in Security Management by ASIS International (CPP)
  • Professional Certified Investigator by ASIS International (PCI)
  • Responsible for overseeing all operations of the Jackson Regional Branch
  • Active member of ASIS International – Mid-Michigan Chapter
  • Over 10 years of Security Operations Management
  • American Red Cross Instructor /Instructor Trainer for CPR for Professional Rescuers

Derek joined Teachout Security Solutions in September 2011 as a Security Officer. In July 2014, he was promoted to Site Supervisor where he managed a governmental account. In October 2015, Derek was promoted to Branch Manager. 

David Blank, Flint & Lansing Branch Manager

  • Senior Branch Manager for Teachout Security Solutions
  • Former Owner of Advanced Protective Services
  • Former Electronic Security Business Executive
  • Proven Success Record in Business Management

David joined Teachout Security in May of 2005. As a 23-year veteran of the contract security industry, he has earned the reputation as a knowledgeable and dedicated professional committed providing his customers the best service possible. 

Pat Hernandez, Saginaw Branch Manager

  • 20 Year military Veteran
  • Active member of ASIS International
  • Active member of IAHSS
  • Member of the Special Forces Association
  • Certified MAP trainer

Pat began with Teachout Security in February 2013 as a security officer. In July 2014, Pat was promoted to McLaren Bay City Security Manager. In this role, Pat participated in two Joint Commission surveys contributing to zero non-compliance issues in the Security Department. Pat was again promoted to Saginaw Branch Manager in January 2018.

Michele Mullin, Accounting Manager

  • Notary Public – Genesee County, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting from the University of Michigan-Flint
  • Successful completion of the John Maxwell advanced leadership program

Michele joined Teachout in 2005 after spending 13 years in the non-profit sector. Michele oversees our internal accounting department which is responsible for all payroll and invoicing functions.

Mike Steuer, CPP, Client Relations Manager

  • Former President/CEO of his own contract security firm
  • Sergeant (OIC) Northville Downs Police Auxiliary Unit
  • Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
  • Certified Police Firearms Instructor (NRA)
  • Active member of ASIS International – Detroit Chapter
    • 2007 Award winner of the Criscuoli Volunteer Leader of the Year
    • Currently the Senior Regional Vice President
    • Former Regional Vice President
    • Former Assistant Regional Vice President

Mike has a vast background in security and police training that spans multiple decades. He is also a veteran of the United States Army and is active in local military organizations. Mike’s role with Teachout involves being a client liaison as well as a resource with his vast knowledge of the security industry.

Business Development

Allen Honeycutt, Business Development Manager – Healthcare Division

  • Responsible for business development for the Healthcare Division
  • AA Liberal Arts Saint Leo University in Security Management (Level 1/2/3/4)
  • Active member of ASIS International – Southwestern Michigan Chapter
  • International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS)
  • InfraGard member
  • West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium (WMCSC) member
  • US ARMY Officer Retired 20 Year Veteran
  • Disabled American Veterans Lifetime Member since 1998

Allen joined Teachout Security Solutions in 2015 after working over ten years in security business. Working in the Healthcare Division, his role is to develop business through consulting and identifying solutions for client needs. In addition, Allen also plans and supports development for all security operations.

Pete Mundale, Business Development Manager

  • Associates Degree in Business/Criminal Justice
  • ASIS Member

Pete started as a security officer at 18 years old and has spent the majority of his career in the security industry. He has worked for Teachout Security Solutions for approximately 8 years as a Business Development Manager. Pete has experience working as an officer of the Public Safety Department of a local college. He was formerly a Security Director for General Motors Engineering and Development Center, Regional Manager for security at all GM plants from Michigan to California. Pete has also experience as a supervisor for a major hospital security program.