Leadership Team

headshot-dana-aboutDana Brownlee, Founder
Ms. Brownlee is the Founder and Owner of Professionalism Matters, Inc., a boutique professional development training company. Over the years, she has provided customized training and consulting in many areas including project management, meeting facilitation, team building, and communications to audiences across the globe. Prior to founding Professionalism Matters, Ms. Brownlee worked as an IBM certified Business Strategy Consultant, a Strategy Consultant with EMC Corporation, and a Project Manager with AT&T.  Her first book The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Project Management Techniques from the Trenches will be published by Berrett-Koehler in early 2019.

Dana Brownlee’s credentials include a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Spelman College along with numerous professional certifications including IBM Business Transformation Consultant certification and Project Management Professional certification.

Dana thrills audiences with her engaging, high-energy presentation style and seemingly endless supply of real life examples. She believes in sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly from her own professional experiences so that audiences leave not just with theory but practical tips and suggestions that they can apply to their individual situations. She has been interviewed by/published in various media outlets including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Redbook, Forbes, FastCompany, BBC, Working Mother, and others. She enjoys Pilates and jogging (slowly) and is married with two small children, Ariana and Austin.