Archie Dinwiddie Promoted to Vice President Risk Management, Training, & Compliance

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Archie Dinwiddie to Vice President of Risk Management, Training, & Compliance at Chesley Brown.

With an impressive tenure of 23 years at the company, Archie has been an integral part of Chesley Brown’s leadership team, consistently demonstrating his knowledge, expertise, and passion for excellence. His journey with Chesley Brown is a testament to his hard work and the strong relationships he has built over the years. Today, we celebrate his accomplishments and look forward to the continued positive impact he will have in his new role as Vice President.

Q & A

Who are you and what is your role at Chesley Brown

Vice President – Risk Management, Training, & Compliance. One of my many responsibilities is the management of insurance claims, which sometimes do impact the client. I work with adjusters, and sometimes attorneys to try and bring about mutually acceptable resolutions to insurance claims that affect the client. Additionally, I work to ensure employee training is completed, maintain regulatory licenses, and work to ensure quality control so that we are delivering the best service possible.

    How long have you been on the Chesley Brown team?

    23 years

      What do you enjoy most about working here?

      It probably sounds very much cliché at this point, but it very much is like a family. I am fortunate to work out of the Kansas City, MO office, specifically with Josh and Kim, which are two people I have worked with for 23 years and almost 20 years respectively. Outside of that, there are so many relationships I have with people in Atlanta and Pittsburgh that have also spanned many years, along with more recent ones in the Nashville area. When you have the opportunity to work with a group of people for so long, it definitely feels like a 2nd family.

        What is your proudest moment working at Chesley Brown?

        After 23 years of experiences, I really can’t zero in on just one. There’s been too many to mention.

        What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received regarding your career, and how has it influenced you?

        I can’t really think of any specific advice I’ve received. What I can say is that I’m only where I’m at today because I was fortunate enough to run into some very good mentors over the years. There’s really what I would call (4) essential people that I’ve learned from, and those (4) people are mostly the reason I am where I am today.

        What do you do when you aren’t at work?

        Annoy my kids, go to airshows, go to car shows, fishing, visit museums, long drives in the country with some loud music, or wander a trail at a lake or wooded area away from civilization.

          What’s your favorite thing about the city or town where you work, and what’s one hidden gem you’d recommend to visitors?

          To me, Kansas City is the perfect sized city to live in. Generally, it’s just big enough that we have professional sports teams, a nice airport with lots of non-stop flight options, generally nice people, and you can mostly find anything you want that other big cities have. However, it’s not so big that traffic is a nightmare and it’s not overly crowded. Not sure if this qualifies as a hidden gem or not, but if I had to recommend something to visitors, it would be to come here in the fall season. We have some great fall festivals and events around the city. Apple Fest in Weston is pretty good, but there are several to choose from.

            If you could choose any fictional character to join your security team, who would it be and why?

            Not sure which one specifically, but it would be a Star Wars thing. It would be a Jedi. It would be great to have someone who could use the force to see the future, and prevent the problems from happening in the first place. Light sabers would probably serve as a pretty strong deterrent too. 

              If you could have dinner with any three people (dead or alive, real or fictional), who would they be and what would you eat?

              It would definitely be my Dad, Grandfather, and my Uncle Steve, who have all passed. All three of them had a tremendous impact on who I am, and they were a fun, hilarious, and adventurous bunch in their time. Can say with a 100% certainty that if all four of us could sit down for a dinner, it would include fried catfish…and probably a few beers.


              Archie’s promotion to Vice President is a significant milestone for both him and Chesley Brown. His extensive experience, knowledge, and the strong bonds he has forged with his colleagues are invaluable assets to our organization. We are excited to see Archie continue to lead and inspire our team, driving our mission forward.

              We invite you to join us in congratulating Archie on his well-deserved promotion. Stay connected with Chesley Brown for more updates and insights from our team of experts. Together, we can build a safer and more secure future.

              Sign up!

              For industry-leading guides and analysis sign up for our blog below.

              • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

              Latest News

              Emergency Response Plans - Firemen near their truck on the street having rest after they put out a fire at night. Emergency , danger, service concept. Firemen at work.

              Emergency Response Planning for Shopping Centers, CIDs, Entertainment Districts and Other Large Locations

              By Chesley Brown | July 17, 2024

              It takes hard work and careful thought to create an effective emergency response plan for office towers and other commercial properties.  But what if — instead of a single commercial building — you need to…

              Read More
              Two ladies looking out window discussing how neighborhood watch programs help redisents feel safe.

              Neighborhood Watch Programs: Empowering Residents

              By Chesley Brown | July 9, 2024

              Written by: James Hart The neighborhood watch, one of the oldest tools for community crime prevention, can still be a useful tactic today for combating crime and nuisance activity at commercial properties, especially when combined…

              Read More
              Image of a stressed business owner with her head in her hands to reresent business continuity and crisis management

              Disaster Recovery Strategies: Business Continuity in Crisis

              By Chesley Brown | June 20, 2024

              Written by: James Hart The best advice on disaster recovery and business continuity might actually come from the movies. As Rocky Balboa said: “It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard can…

              Read More
              A group of people walking outside to represent how Community Policing Strategies can bring communities closer

              Community Policing Strategies: Building Trust and Safety

              By Chesley Brown | June 11, 2024

              Written by: James Hart It’s always important to remember: Private security officers aren’t police, and police aren’t security officers. The two roles are both important, but they have fundamental differences. “Security officers can’t be everywhere,…

              Read More
              Securing Infrastructure - A view from under a bridge looking out towards the shipping yard.

              Securing Infrastructure: How to Prepare for Disruptions to Critical Services and Systems in Your Business

              By Chesley Brown | June 6, 2024

              Written by: James Hart Infrastructure is one of the great blessings of the modern age. Flip a switch, turn on a faucet, launch a browser window, and you can generally assume the giant invisible systems…

              Read More
              The 7 Step Guide for Building Business Continuity Plans that Work