Mario Barrett

Assistant Dean
Professor: Leadership in the 21st Century


Mario Barrett Dr. Mario Barrett has over twenty-five years of progressive leadership experience both on active duty in the U.S. Air Force as well as across several industries in the private sector including Fortune 100 companies.

Currently, Mario is CEO of The Barrett Center for Leadership Development, LLC, a global leadership and organizational development firm. In addition to his professional work, Mario has authored several bestselling leadership books: Leading from the Inside-Out… and Eleven Leadership Practices that Will Change Your Life. He is also a frequent speaker and blogger on leadership and organizational change issues.

He is especially proud to be one of the founding professors at the Jack Welch Management Institute. Mario has been recognized with the Dr. S. Irving Strayer Award for Excellence and Service (2016), the inaugural Jack Welch Management Institute Outstanding Faculty Award (2014), and the inaugural Jack Welch Management Institute Faculty Leadership Award (2016 and 2017). Mario has a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University, an MS in Organizational Leadership from Mercy College (with Distinction), BS in Organizational Management from Nyack College (with Distinction), and is also a member of Delta Mu Delta (ACBSP’s International Business Administration Honor Society).


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