Darlene Drew is the Owner & CEO of Leadership Conditioning, Personal & Professional Development, LLC.
She is a Speaker, Leadership Trainer and Executive Coach with the John Maxwell Team.Darlene helps businesses, companies, organizations, groups and one on one clients by providing leadership training, personal development training, professional development training, communication training, mentoring, group and one on one coaching as well as Keynote Speaking.I love “building up people.”With enthusiasm, I joined the John Maxwell Team in December 2017.It was a perfect fit for me because of the core values and mutual passion for helping people.In my leadership roles in the Federal Bureau of Prisons, I created training curriculums for staff and required my direct reports from the highest level to the entry level to read John Maxwell books amongst a series of ongoing investments in staff development. It has long been my purpose to build up people through speaking and training.
She has been a public servant through her employment in law enforcement for over 32 years.She served as Warden/Chief Executive Officer of three different Federal prisons over an eleven year period.To date, she is the first and only female to serve as Warden at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta since its inception in 1902. She began the assignment as Warden at the United States Penitentiary, Atlanta in 2012 through 2017, exceeding the average two year time frame.Darlene began her first career in an entry level position as a Correctional Officer.She held a host of positions between Correctional Officer up to the appointment of Senior Executive Service.
She served as Adjunct Professor at Lewis University and taught Ethics, Integrity, & Social Responsibility. She was appointed to the rank of Senior Executive Service in May 2008.She was the recipient of the prestigious Attorney General Award presented to her by the Honorable Attorney General Janet Reno and Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder. She was also presented the distinguished Susan M. Hunter Award by the Association of Women Executives in Corrections.
She earned her Bachelors Degree from Illinois State University in Criminal Justice and Masters Degree in Public Administration from Governor State University. She was awarded a Certificate of Completion for the Women and Power Program, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education.She is a Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education alumni (HKS EE alumni).