Steve Brown and Brandon Khel co-founded the Heart of America Patriot Foundation in 2012 to honor, support, and empower veterans who served our nation. Both co-founders retired December of 2019 after successfully leading us to where we are today.
Steve is a U.S. Air Force Vietnam-era veteran who served in the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) in Washington, D.C. Steve spent his entire professional career in corporate security, retiring in January 2019.
Brandon spent much of his adult life in law enforcement and corporate security, retiring as Braymer Missouri Chief of Police April 2019. He spent the last decade leading a team of security consultants and serving as a leader in local and international security industry associations.