Dave and Jennifer Golden, Owner
Dave Golden earned a B.S in Criminal Justice, a Master of Public Affairs Degree. He attended the FBI National Academy and was selected to attend the Department of Homeland Security Senior Leadership Development Program, with courses held at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. As a Police Officer, he was awarded the Life Saving Medal, the Supervisor of the Year Award and promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief of Investigations. In this role, Dave was responsible for all agency Investigations, including the Division which investigates all Crimes Against Children. After the 9-11 attacks, Dave was recruited by the United States Department of Homeland Security and retired to be appointed as the Senior Intelligence Officer for North Texas, where he was awarded the DHS Secretary’s Intelligence Leadership Award. The importance of education has always been a big part of Dave’s life, inspired early by his father’s service as President of his local School Board. Dave has served as an instructor in 4 different Police Academies, as Adjunct Faculty in the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Dallas, as lecturer in the Federal Security Director’s Academy in Washington D.C. and he is currently an instructor at the Center for American and International Law. As a volunteer, Dave founded, and for 4 years served as Curriculum Chair, of a Youth Leadership Development Program for High School students who demonstrated unrealized leadership potential. Dave served as a Big Brother for 5 years and established a volunteer program for Police Officers to mentor at-risk elementary students.
Jennifer Golden is the Founder and President of Golden Construction Services, Inc. with projects spanning the South-Central United States since 2001. Before entering the construction field, Jennifer was Director of Business Development for a nationally recognized firm which provides investigative support and psychological services to Public Safety agencies. Jennifer also served as the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Texas and during her tenure the Humane Society transitioned from an all- volunteer service organization. When Jennifer left the agency, it was serving over 250,000 Collin County residents, through over 20 municipal and county contracts, and employed 13 Collin County residents. She was awarded Business Woman of the Year for Collin County by the American Business Women’s Association.
Jennifer’s most memorable achievement is the design and construction of the Therapeutic Gardens at the Returning Heroes Home on Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. Constructed entirely through donated funds, this 10-acre site includes a therapy garden, fitness trail and amphitheater and provides Wounded Warriors and their families with a place to recuperate while the Service Member is in care.
She and her husband, Dave, have a daughter, Brittany Lannen, and a son, Ben Golden. Brittany is a graduate of Texas A&M School of Finance and Wesleyan Law School. She is a former prosecutor and now owns her own central Texas general law firm, where she also lives with her family, including Jennifer and Dave’s two grandchildren. Ben served in the Corps of Cadets and is also a graduate of Texas A&M’s Mays School of Business. He is employed as Vice President for Sales in the energy analytics industry and lives with his family in Houston. Prior to having children, Jennifer and Dave provided a home to 18 Foster Children and were honored as the Collin County Foster Parents of the Year.