Carlyle I. Holder is a proven strategic and innovative executive leader with a career spanning 33 years in criminal justice. Over his 27 years plus 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. Mr. Holder was a Chief Executive Officer (Warden) for 12 years managing the largest Pre-Trial and Correctional Complex facilities in the BOP. He is a highly respected professional with proven expertise in areas of Prison Management and Evaluation, Leadership and Staff Development, Change and Strategic Management, Labor Management Relations, Expert Testimony, Prisoner Re-entry, Inmate Skills Development and Prison Industries, Faith-Based Programs, Audits, Security Assessments and After-Action Reviews.
In 2000, Mr. Holder attained the rank of Senior Executive Service, the highest level one can achieve through Federal Civil Service. He has received numerous awards in his career including, United States Attorney General’s Award for Equal Employment Opportunity, Staff Development and Cost Containment Awards for Wardens, United States Borough President and Proclamation from City Council of New York, and keys to the cities of Corpus Christi, Texas and Glendora, Louisiana, just to name a few.
Mr. Holder is a lifetime member of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice (NABCJ). He was the fifth inductee to the NABCJ Wall of Fame in 2012. Mr. Holder currently serves as the 12th National President.In 2016, he was the recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation from the Youth for Human Rights International Conference hosted at the United Nations. Mr. Holder was the first recipient of The Shepherds Award, recognizing dedication and commitment to mentoring by the National Alliance of Faith and Justice (NAFJ) in 2015. He is a member of the American Correctional Association, where he serves on several committees. Very active in his community, Mr. Holder served as chairman of the High School Advisory Committee, is Treasurer of his church and Founder and President of an AAU Basketball Club (The Tarhills), just to name a few.
A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Holder attended Allan Hancock College and New York University, where he majored in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie and Aspen Institute Leadership programs.
An entrepreneur at heart, he has founded several companies and currently serves as Chairman, President and CEO of Correctional Management and Communications Group, LLC (CMCG) where he provides overall leadership and guidance.
Mr. Holder is married and he and his wife, Josephine have six children. He has dedicated his life to working with young and disenfranchised people and finding solutions to empowering them for a brighter future. His favorite quote is, “To whom much is given – much is required.”