Chad Ayers is Co-Founder of ProActive Response Group. He served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for Greenville County in South Carolina for 12 years. Ayers was a member of the SWAT team, where he served as an assistant team leader. He is experienced in hostage negotiations and rescue as well as active shooter events. Ayers also assisted in the creation and implementation of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office active shooter response program. In 2006, he was named Greenville County Sheriff Rookie of the Year. In 2008, Ayers received a Distinguished Service Award, and in 2009, he was awarded two Letters of Commendation for undercover work. He was the recipient of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Medal of Valor in 2011 and 2012.