GCS Names Executive Director for Safety and Security

Guilford County Schools appointed a new leader to oversee the district’s safety and security procedures. Christopher Nowlin was named executive director of Emergency Management, Safety and Security at the August 25 board of education meeting.

Nowlin comes from the private sector, where he served most recently as the director of public safety and environmental risk at CaroMont Health in Gastonia. He also worked as security analyst for Duke Energy and was a sergeant in the United States Marine Corps.

Nowlin is currently pursuing a master’s degree in business administration and has a master’s degree in security studies, both from East Carolina University, and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from New York Institute of Technology.

“I feel that providing a safe and secure learning environment is critical to the success of the GCS mission,” Nowlin says. “I’m confident that I can leverage my experience to enhance the programs currently in place and address the evolving security challenges we face. This is an exciting time for GCS and I’m grateful for this opportunity. I look forward to collaborating with the rest of the GCS team, as well as our partners in the community, to ensure the safety of our students and staff.”

Nowlin will join GCS in October.