Dana Brownlee

Keynote Speaker and Corporate Trainer Dana Brownlee

Meet Dana

After years of working as a business strategy consultant with top IT firms, in 2003 Dana Brownlee founded Professionalism Matters an Atlanta based speaking and corporate training company. An energetic and innovative speaker and trainer, Dana has thrilled audiences with speaking events around the U.S. and globally. Her presentations are specifically designed to provide best practices and techniques that participants can immediately apply in the workplace. A Senior Contributor for Forbes Careers, her business expertise has been featured by numerous media outlets including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, HuffPost, The Economist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Redbook, Working Mother, and others. Her first book “The Unwritten Rules of Managing Up: Project Management Techniques from the Trenches” was published by Berrett-Koehler in February 2019. A nationally recognized speaker, Dana speaks to groups large and small on a variety of topics including encouraging antiracist workplaces, tips for rescuing your meetings, dealing with the difficult boss, secrets of the “Thoroughbred Leader”, and discovering the keys to true work-life balance.  She holds a BS, BIE, MBA, and PMP.

  • AGL Resources
  • Alabama Power Company
  • American Family Insurance
  • Amerigroup of Georgia
  • Anthem
  • Association of Utility Professionals
  • Atlanta Technical College
  • Bryan Cave, LLP
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Diversified Business Communications
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Emory Goizueta Business School Evening MBA Program
  • Emory Professional Learning Program
  • Future Foundation
  • Georgia Society of CPAs
  • Georgia Power Company
  • Gulf Power Company
  • Hemophilia of Georgia
  • Hudson Valley Hospital
  • Innovative Risk, Inc.
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals
  • Learning Tree International
  • Medscape
  • Metlife Insurance
  • Mississippi Power Company
  • Newell Rubbermaid
  • OCI Chemical Corporation
  • PMI East Tennessee Chapter
  • PMI Midlands Chapter
  • Society of Government Meeting Professionals
  • Southern Company
  • Southface Energy Institute