Cody Mulla, CPP
Cody Mulla’s nearly 20 years of experience in emergency and crisis management underscore his role as a trusted client advisor within our Security Risk Management practice, and his valuable contributions to our integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to challenges.
Before joining our team, Cody performed risk and site vulnerability assessments as an Infrastructure Analyst with Texas’ Public Utility Commission. His major projects included an extensive benchmarking study – to understand other states’ utility practices and better those in Texas – and leading the Emergency Management Response Team. Cody maintained an advanced understanding of cyber and physical security while leading all policy review for pending security-related legislation that would affect the Commission and utilities in Texas. In this role he served on Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee of NARUC, a national organization that informs public utility commissions.
Cody developed a keen eye for security management while leading their operations team at Texas A&M’s Health Science Center. In addition to overseeing all investigations at the Round Rock Campus, he was responsible for the diligent maintenance of all security systems, including life safety and access control.
Cody’s career to date also includes prior service in the private sector, as an analyst with a major national innovator in crisis and emergency management. In this capacity, Cody augmented the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) response to the global avian flu epidemic, providing all personal protective equipment to field units and using Incident Command principles to enhance logistics. He also trained all USDA contractors, ensuring their ability to respond effectively to a crisis. Cody designed a similarly essential emergency preparedness plan for Texas’ State Operations Center.
Cody received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army following several years in Information Systems with a Secret Clearance. He delivered classified electronic traffic and reduced risk of loss of secure documents by establishing efficient filing and retrieval processes. He served domestically, but also in Stuttgart, Germany, where he worked with the local police force to increase security following 9/11.
Currently, Cody is finishing his Ph.D. in Organizational Development at the University of Texas and holds three Masters Degrees (Human Resource Development/Lean Six Sigma, Master of Science, Industrial Organizational Psychology, and a Master of Science, Leadership & Crisis Management). Cody also holds a number of certifications including Certified Protection Professional from ASIS; Master Police Officer from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE); Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator from the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS); and Certified Homeland Protection Professional from the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC). Cody is also a member of the ASIS School Safety and Security Council, ASIS Utility Security Council and InfraGard.