Click to Open Search Bar

Darrell Gordon

CEO at Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center and Youth Development Expert; Leadership & Diversity Trainer

REQUEST BOOKING INFORMATION

 Darrell Gordon Biography

Darrell Gordon has exhibited extraordinary leadership and determination in the social service and business sector environment since serving as CEO/President at Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center, a nationally recognized residential treatment facility serving severely neglected and abused youth primarily in Indiana and Ohio. Darrell’s dynamic personality and ability to motivate himself and others helps to direct his team of staff and children to the 2005 Achievement of Excellence Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award. He has successfully acquired COA accreditation as a provider for cost-effectiveness and exemplar outcomes. Darrell has transformed the organization and increased net assets in his 13 years by 154% from $3.7 million to $9.5 million. He has led an organization that was truly struggling to one with a positive national presence. Under his leadership, in 2014 Wernle was chosen as 1 of 3 national finalists for the 2014 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen award for extraordinary improvement to facility quality of life and operations. To add to Darrell’s success at Wernle, in 2016 he secured two of the largest charitable gifts in the nation to a social services agency, totaling over $3,000,000.

Darrell is also an author, releasing his first book in 2018 entitled Change Does Not Occur In A Flash. He has appeared on many national talk shows, news broadcasts, and commercials discussing topics on youth development, student-athletic success, dealing with change, organizational development and the need for character. Darrell also serves as a national public speaker on topics such as Diversity Training and Leadership Empowerment for Change.

Darrell Gordon was a former starting outside linebacker on the 1988 National Championship Notre Dame Football Team. In 2003, Darrell received The National Williams D. Reynolds Award by the Notre Dame Alumni Association for performing exceptional work with youth for the betterment of the quality of life. In 2005, Darrell also received The Exceptional Service Award by The Chase College of Law for exhibiting the ideals of Chase through daily contributions in service to the community. In 2006, Darrell was the recipient of the top 20 Distinguished Minority Notre Dame Alumni Exemplar Award. In 2008, Darrell received the Notre Dame Law Association St. Yves Award for devoting substantial time and effort in the practice or support of social justice law. In 2014, He was chosen as 1 of 25 top executives in the state of Indiana to participate in the 2015 Journey Fellowship. In 2015, Darrell was the recipient of the Center for Leadership Development Minority Achievers award for excellence in Business & Industry and the IARCA Excellence in Service Award. In 2016, Darrell was awarded the highest honor in the State of Indiana, the Sagamore of the Wabash award, from Governor Mike Pence (now Vice President of the United States). In 2019, Darrell was the recipient of the 2019 Champion of Diversity award from the Indiana Minority Business Magazine.

Darrell earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business and a Master’s degree of Science in Administration from Notre Dame, a Juris Doctorate from Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law, a Certification in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from Indiana University School of Philanthropy, and Strategic Perspective in Nonprofit Management from Harvard Business School Executive Education Program.

-
Videos
Books
Change Does Not Occur in a Flash

Change Does Not Occur in a Flash

Speaking Topics
  • He has experience as a keynote speaker on a variety of topics about change including: Keep Your Head Up: Finding Motivation and Inspiration in These Troubled Times Who's in Charge Here?: Developing The Skills To Become a Strong Leader Go Team!: Finding Success Through Effective Teamwork When The Going Gets Tough:Dealing With Adversity and Overcoming Life's Challenges You Are The Future: Developing Successful Youth and Nurturing Tomorrows Leaders I'm No Different Than You: Overcoming Stereotypes Through Understanding Cultural Diversity Performance Enhancers: Coaching High Performance People and Helping Others Find Success You're Worth-Priceless: Enhance Your Worth by Developing Strong Character Traits

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Darrell Gordon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Darrell Gordon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Darrell Gordon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Darrell Gordon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Darrell Gordon?

    Booking fees for Darrell Gordon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Darrell Gordon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Darrell Gordon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Darrell Gordon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Darrell Gordon for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Darrell Gordon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Darrell Gordon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
Check Availability

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

Users also viewed these speakers:

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

Darrell Gordon

CEO at Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center and Youth Development Expert; Leadership & Diversity Trainer

Travels From:
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Speaking Fee:

Darrell Gordon Biography

Darrell Gordon has exhibited extraordinary leadership and determination in the social service and business sector environment since serving as CEO/President at Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center, a nationally recognized residential treatment facility serving severely neglected and abused youth primarily in Indiana and Ohio. Darrell’s dynamic personality and ability to motivate himself and others helps to direct his team of staff and children to the 2005 Achievement of Excellence Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award. He has successfully acquired COA accreditation as a provider for cost-effectiveness and exemplar outcomes. Darrell has transformed the organization and increased net assets in his 13 years by 154% from $3.7 million to $9.5 million. He has led an organization that was truly struggling to one with a positive national presence. Under his leadership, in 2014 Wernle was chosen as 1 of 3 national finalists for the 2014 PbS Barbara Allen-Hagen award for extraordinary improvement to facility quality of life and operations. To add to Darrell’s success at Wernle, in 2016 he secured two of the largest charitable gifts in the nation to a social services agency, totaling over $3,000,000.

Darrell is also an author, releasing his first book in 2018 entitled Change Does Not Occur In A Flash. He has appeared on many national talk shows, news broadcasts, and commercials discussing topics on youth development, student-athletic success, dealing with change, organizational development and the need for character. Darrell also serves as a national public speaker on topics such as Diversity Training and Leadership Empowerment for Change.

Darrell Gordon was a former starting outside linebacker on the 1988 National Championship Notre Dame Football Team. In 2003, Darrell received The National Williams D. Reynolds Award by the Notre Dame Alumni Association for performing exceptional work with youth for the betterment of the quality of life. In 2005, Darrell also received The Exceptional Service Award by The Chase College of Law for exhibiting the ideals of Chase through daily contributions in service to the community. In 2006, Darrell was the recipient of the top 20 Distinguished Minority Notre Dame Alumni Exemplar Award. In 2008, Darrell received the Notre Dame Law Association St. Yves Award for devoting substantial time and effort in the practice or support of social justice law. In 2014, He was chosen as 1 of 25 top executives in the state of Indiana to participate in the 2015 Journey Fellowship. In 2015, Darrell was the recipient of the Center for Leadership Development Minority Achievers award for excellence in Business & Industry and the IARCA Excellence in Service Award. In 2016, Darrell was awarded the highest honor in the State of Indiana, the Sagamore of the Wabash award, from Governor Mike Pence (now Vice President of the United States). In 2019, Darrell was the recipient of the 2019 Champion of Diversity award from the Indiana Minority Business Magazine.

Darrell earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business and a Master’s degree of Science in Administration from Notre Dame, a Juris Doctorate from Northern Kentucky University’s Chase College of Law, a Certification in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) from Indiana University School of Philanthropy, and Strategic Perspective in Nonprofit Management from Harvard Business School Executive Education Program.

Darrell Gordon Videos

  • Coffee Chat with Notre Dame Alum Darrell Gordon
    '88 Economics and '89 M.S.A. alum Darrell Gordon shares his experience competing with the best of the best athletes and minds at Notre ...

Darrell Gordon Books

Speaker Lists Featuring Darrell Gordon

Darrell Gordon Speaking Topics

  • He has experience as a keynote speaker on a variety of topics about change including: Keep Your Head Up: Finding Motivation and Inspiration in These Troubled Times Who's in Charge Here?: Developing The Skills To Become a Strong Leader Go Team!: Finding Success Through Effective Teamwork When The Going Gets Tough:Dealing With Adversity and Overcoming Life's Challenges You Are The Future: Developing Successful Youth and Nurturing Tomorrows Leaders I'm No Different Than You: Overcoming Stereotypes Through Understanding Cultural Diversity Performance Enhancers: Coaching High Performance People and Helping Others Find Success You're Worth-Priceless: Enhance Your Worth by Developing Strong Character Traits

FAQs on booking Darrell Gordon

  • How to book Darrell Gordon?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Darrell Gordon for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Darrell Gordon, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Darrell Gordon or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Darrell Gordon?

    Booking fees for Darrell Gordon, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Darrell Gordon, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Darrell Gordon?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Darrell Gordon for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Darrell Gordon for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Darrell Gordon or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Darrell Gordon or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Darrell Gordon is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Darrell Gordon for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Darrell Gordon generally travels from Indianapolis, IN, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Al Duncan, Fred Swaniker, Mark Hoog, Olympia LePoint and Darrius Garrett. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Darrell Gordon for an upcoming event.

Darrell Gordon Speaker Videos

  • Coffee Chat with Notre Dame Alum Darrell Gordon
    '88 Economics and '89 M.S.A. alum Darrell Gordon shares his experience competing with the best of the best athletes and minds at Notre ...

Darrell Gordon Speaking Topics

  • He has experience as a keynote speaker on a variety of topics about change including: Keep Your Head Up: Finding Motivation and Inspiration in These Troubled Times Who's in Charge Here?: Developing The Skills To Become a Strong Leader Go Team!: Finding Success Through Effective Teamwork When The Going Gets Tough:Dealing With Adversity and Overcoming Life's Challenges You Are The Future: Developing Successful Youth and Nurturing Tomorrows Leaders I'm No Different Than You: Overcoming Stereotypes Through Understanding Cultural Diversity Performance Enhancers: Coaching High Performance People and Helping Others Find Success You're Worth-Priceless: Enhance Your Worth by Developing Strong Character Traits

Tell us about your event!

During normal business hours, we respond to most inquiries within 4 hours.

  • Customized Service

    Our agents find the right fit for your event

  • Unparalleled Database

    Full access to all speakers & celebrities

  • One Stop Shopping

    A reliable and unbiased point of contact

  • Logistics Management

    Your personal Logistics Manager who takes care of all event details

Speakers Similar to Darrell Gordon

This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

TOP