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Carlyle I. Holder 

Carlyle I. Holder is a proven strategic and innovative executive leader with a career spanning more than 42 years in criminal justice. Over his 27 plus years of distinguished service with the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), he served 23 of those years as supervisor, manager, and executive. He was a Chief Executive Officer (Warden) for 12 years managing the largest Pre-Trial and Correctional Complex facilities in the BOP. He attained the rank of Senior Executive Service in 2000, the highest level one can achieve through Federal Civil Service.

He is a veteran of the United States Marines and attended Allan Hancock College and New York University where he majored in Criminal Justice. He is a highly respected professional in the field with proven expertise in the areas of Prison Management, Operations and Evaluations, Leadership and Staff Development, Change and Strategic Management, Labor Management Relations, Correctional Expert Testimony, Prisoner Re-Entry, Inmate Skills Development, Faith-Based Programs, Audits, Quality Assurance Reviews, Security Assessments, and After-Action Reviews. He has received numerous awards in his career including, United States Attorney General Award for Equal Employment Opportunity, Staff Development and Cost Containment Awards for Wardens, United States Department of Justice Public Service Award, the Distinguished 400 Award from the federally appointed 400 Years of African American History Commission and the 2023 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from President Biden.

Two Citations from the Borough President of Brooklyn, New York and A Proclamation from The City Council of New York, and keys to the cities of Corpus Christi, Texas and Glendora, Louisiana just to name a few. He is a graduate of The Office of Personnel Management, Senior Executive Leadership Course, Aspen Institute Executive Leadership Course, Dale Carnegie Corporate Leadership Seminar, Harvard University Labor Relations Course, and numerous training opportunities and certifications throughout his career.

In February 2014, Mr. Holder was appointed to the Board of Directors of Prison Rehabilitative Industries and Diversified Enterprises, Inc. (PRIDE) by Florida’s Governor Rick Scott, and was confirmed by the Florida Senate. In November 2016, Mr. Holder was appointed to the Leadership Council of the National Small Business Association, a member of the leadership cohort of the American Enterprise Institute, and Co-Chair of the Faith and Justice Advisory Committee of the federally appointed 400 Years African American History Commission. 

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