About SoBran

We put your needs at the center

Our Story

SoBran is defined by a culture of integrity, service, and excellence.

SoBran was founded in 1987, based on the Air Force values of integrity, service, and excellence. We’ve become a trusted partner to the U.S. military, Federal government, and private industry.

Our people are your secret weapon. Experts in bioscience, engineering, logistics, and risk management become an extension of your team to help you achieve great things.

SoBran’s partnership approach and problem-solving culture guarantee your operations run efficiently and worry-free. Skilled management ensures you meet performance goals, with the respect, strength, and agility your operations demand. Standard Operating Procedures provide consistency and compliance you can count on.

SoBran has reached Inc. magazine’s list of America’s fastest-growing private companies and Black Enterprise magazine’s list of the top 100 industrial/service companies.

To learn more about our history, please download our 30th Anniversary Brochure.


We have a lifetime of experience supporting mission-critical operations.

Amos-Leon' Otis, MBA, MMAS

Founder, President and Chairman of the Board

Amos has guided SoBran’s journey for over 30 years. Before starting the company, he had a distinguished 21-year career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, where he honed his leadership and management skills. Over his career, he has been recognized many times for his business acumen and civic leadership.

Amos was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch in 2012, and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dayton Development Coalition and a life member of the NAACP.

Education is one of Amos’s passions. He established the SoBran/Scoman Educational Scholarship Endowment at Tennessee State University (TSU) and the Brenda Faye Otis-Lee Educational Scholarship at the St. Jude Educational Institute.

Amos has consulted for the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences for Post-Doctoral Programs and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. He is Treasurer of the TSU Education Foundation Board and chairs its Finance Committee. In addition, he chairs the Beta Nu Boule’ Education Foundation of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity.

Amos holds a Bachelor’s degree from TSU, an MBA from The California State University System, and a Masters of Military Art and Science from Air University.

Will Hobbs

Chief Executive Officer

Will joined the SoBran management team in 2011. As CEO he is currently responsible for leading business operations and sales. Prior to being named CEO, Will held a variety of positions within SoBran, including Vice President of VP of Security Strategies and Services, Special Advisor to the President, and Director of Security and Special Operations.

Will is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and a retired Secret Service Agent with over 32 years of federal government service. In 1986, he began his career as an officer in the Secret Service Uniformed Division. From 1999-2003, as a Special Agent, he served on the presidential protection details for William Clinton and George W. Bush. Later in his career, he served in supervisory positions on presidential campaigns, former President Protection details, the Los Angeles Field Office, and Special Services Division.

In 2010, while assigned as the Special Agent in Charge of the Secret Service's Special Services Division, Will received Senior Executive Leadership (SES) certification after completing the Department of Homeland Security’s two-year SES Developmental Program through American University.

Will is a member of the Association of Contingency Planners, National Organization Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Association of Former Agents of the US Secret Services and American Society for Industrial Security.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from George Mason University and a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Training and Development from Seton Hall University.

Quality Management

Certified to the ISO 9001 standard, SoBran is committed to exceeding client expectations.


We manage our programs with zero tolerance for errors and strict adherence to regulatory and industry standards. In fact, many of our programs have become the basis for industry certifications and inspection criteria.

SoBran has been certified to the ISO 9001 standard through DNV's rigorous Risk Based Certification® approach.

Our attention to our security profile enables us to work within the most demanding Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) 5 and Biosafety Level (BSL) III environments.

Our team members undergo continual training to improve their skills. In many cases those same training programs are available to our clients for their own workforce readiness and professional development.

Giving Back

SoBran supports organizations that improve people’s lives.

Founder, President and Chairman of the Board Amos-Leon' Otis has a long-standing commitment to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He frequently mentors and assists small, disadvantaged businesses and entrepreneurs hoping to launch small business enterprises.

SoBran/Scoman Educational Scholarship Endowment

In 2003, Amos-Leon' Otis established the SoBran/Scoman Educational Scholarship Endowment at Tennessee State University.
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