About Darrell Gordon
Darrell Gordon will be the emcee for the Opioid: Data to Action Conference. He is an international, powerful, & impactful change speaker and author of Change Does Not Occur in a Flash. He is a noted authority on the topics of character development, diversity training, leadership, and empowerment for change He has been recognized for his great work through various channels, most recently in 2016 when awarded the highest honor in Indiana – the Sagamore of the Wabash award.
A native of Hillside, New Hersey, Darrell earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business and master’s degree of science in administration from Notre Dame; he was a starting outside linebacker on the 1988 National Championship Notre Dame Football Team. Darrell earned a juris doctorate from Northern Kentucky’s Chase College of Law, a certification in Fund Raising Management from Indiana University School of Philanthropy, and was chosen to participate in Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspective in Nonprofit Management seminar. He has been a Ball State University Adjunct sports law professor and has served the NCAA in their legislative and student athlete advisory department. Since 2001, Darrell has served as CEO of an Indiana multimillion-dollar youth organization.