CARLYLE I. HOLDER
Chairman of the Board, President and CEO
CMCG founder and CEO, Carlyle I. Holder has over 27 years of correctional and law enforcement experience. Holder is a retired Senior Executive Services Warden with the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Having begun his career as a correctional officer, he held a number of leadership and line posts within Bureau facilities, to include associate warden, executive assistant, and affirmative action administrator. He has over 12 years of executive management experience and was the warden and chief executive officer at the largest federal pre-trial detention facility and the largest federal correctional complex. He has personally mentored hundreds of Bureau of Prisons staff and assisted many in their rise to executive levels within that agency.
Holder is presently the co-founder and president of the Youth Action Network of Central Florida. He is also Director of Association Development for the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ) and the past National Vice-Chairman. Holder is a former member of the Executive Board of Directors for the National United Law Enforcement Officers Association, Inc., and serves as a member of the Affirmative Action Committee of American Correctional Association, and is a member of Blacks in Government and the National Association for the Advancement of Color People. Holder has received numerous awards in his career, including the 2002 Excellence in Cost Containment Efforts Award, the 1999 Staff Development Award for Wardens, the U.S. Department of Justice Public Service Award in 1998 from the United States Attorney’s Office - Eastern District of New York, and the United States Attorney General’s Award for Equal Employment Opportunity in 1995.
Holder holds a criminal justice degree from Allan Hancock College. He is a former Marine, having served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to beginning his Federal Bureau of Prisons career. Holder also graduated from the Dale Carnegie Corporate Leadership Seminar and the Aspen Institute.