Col. Brenda Dietzman (Ret) is a passionate speaker who has more than 28 years of law enforcement and corrections experience. She provides evidence-based training solutions and inspiring presentations for both individual and organizational improvement. She has presented at numerous national, state, and local events as well as for international audiences. Her areas of expertise include resilience, leadership, developing women leaders and leading generations. She is an internationally certified IADLEST instructor.
In 2019, Col. Dietzman retired from the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office as the undersheriff in charge of jail operations. She oversaw two facilities with a total population of 1400+ inmates, 300+ employees and a $40 million budget. During her time in law enforcement, she also served as the captain in charge of the Patrol Division and the Judicial Division, a lieutenant in both the Patrol Division and the Special Project Unit, a Community Policing sergeant, detective, and a road patrol deputy.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice from Wichita State University. She enjoys traveling, photography, mountain biking, running, meditation, and reading. She is married and has three adorable rescue dogs.