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Board of Directors
George C. Zoley
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
George C. Zoley is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of The GEO Group, Inc. (GEO). Mr. Zoley founded GEO in 1984 and continues to be a major factor in GEO's development of new business opportunities in the areas of correctional and detention management, community reentry, electronic monitoring, offender rehabilitation, and other diversified government services. Mr. Zoley served as GEO's Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from January 1997 to May 2002. Mr. Zoley has served as GEO's Chief Executive Officer since the company went public in 1994. Prior to 1994, Mr. Zoley served as GEO’s President and Director. Mr. Zoley also serves as a director of several business subsidiaries through which GEO conducts its operations worldwide.
Mr. Zoley earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and a Doctorate Degree in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University (NSU). For seven years, Mr. Zoley was a member of the FAU Board of Trustees in Boca Raton, Florida and served as the Board’s Chairman. Mr. Zoley also previously served as a member of the FAU Foundation Board of Directors. Mr. Zoley was born in Florina, Greece and is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.
Mr. Zoley is one of the pioneers in the private corrections industry. As GEO’s founder, his industry knowledge, experience, and leadership are invaluable to the operation and development of the company. His more than 30 years with the company make him uniquely qualified to be GEO’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.
Richard H. Glanton
Chairman and CEO of ElectedFace Inc.
Since 2010, Mr. Glanton has served as Founder, Chairman and President of ElectedFace Inc. a centralized social media platform that brings together most of a users’s social media and news feed onto one site with an unprecedented number of additional features integrated into a dashboard that encourage interaction on a local and global level with individuals and organizations of all types including government officials, educational institutions, and their leaders, businesses, faith groups, cultural icons and establishments, and community associations.
Mr . Glanton serves as GEO Group Inc., Lead Director and has been a member of the board since 1998. He serves on its Executive Committee, Chairman of Audit and Finance, and Compensation Committee. From 2003 to 2008, Mr. Glanton served as Senior Vice President for Corporate Development at Exelon. From 1983 to 2003 he was a Partner at both Wolf Block LLP (1983-1986) and at Reed Smith LLP (1986-2003). He is also a director of the Mistras Group, Inc. and the Aqua America Corporation. Mr. Glanton has more than 25 years of legal experience in law firms and 13 years of executive experience as President of The Barnes Foundation from 1990 to 1998 and at Exelon Corporation as noted above. Mr. Glanton has approximately 30 years of continuous experience serving on boards of public companies. He has served as a director on boards of five public companies, four of which are traded on the NYSE and CGU formerly traded on the London Stock Exchange. He served as a director of CGU of North America, a British based Insurance Company, from 1983 to 2003. He was a member of its Executive and Audit Committees during his 20 year tenure on that board. From 1990 until 2003, he served as director of PECO Energy and Exelon Corporation Boards until he resigned to assume a senior management position within the Company. He served on Executive, Audit and Governance Committees of PECO/Exelon. Mr. Glanton is a member of the board of directors of Aqua America Corporation and has served as Chairman of the Governance Committee since 2005. Mr. Glanton received his bachelor's degree in English from West Georgia College (renamed State University of West Georgia) in Carrollton, Georgia and his Juris from the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Mr. Glanton's experience in utility acquisitions, his experience as a director of other publicly-traded companies and his demonstrated leadership roles in other business activities are important qualifications for the Board of Directors. His extensive corporate finance and legal knowledge also contribute to the board of directors' collective knowledge, capabilities and experience.
Clarence E. Anthony
Executive Director, National League of Cities
Mr. Anthony has served as a director of GEO since 2010. Mr. Anthony has been the President and CEO of Anthony Government Solutions, Inc., a government relations consulting firm based in West Palm Beach, FL since June 2009. From 2004 through 2009, he was the Chief Marketing Officer & EVP at PBS&J, an international engineering and construction management firm. From 2004 to 2006, he served as the National Business Development & Government Relations Director for PBS&J. From 1996 to 2004, Mr. Anthony was President and CEO of Emerge Consulting. Since 1999, Mr. Anthony has served on the board of directors of Bealls, Inc., a privately held $1.5 billion dollar clothing and retail corporation headquartered in Bradenton, Florida. From 2004-2009, Mr. Anthony was on the board of directors of PBS&J, Inc. where he served as Presiding Director of the Board for fiscal year 2008- 2009. From 1998-2007, Mr. Anthony served on the board of CentraCore Properties Trust (formerly Correctional Properties Trust). Mr. Anthony served as mayor of South Bay, Florida for 24 years and served as president of the National League of Cities in 1999. In January 2013, he was named the Executive Director of The National League of Cities, the oldest and largest organization of municipal officials in the United States. He is also an active member of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials. Mr. Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Florida Atlantic University and holds an M.P.A., Public Administration with Specialization in Environmental Growth Management, from Florida Atlantic University.
Mr. Anthony brings extensive government and corrections industry knowledge to the board of directors. Mr. Anthony's experience as an independent director with CentraCore Properties Trust (including his familiarity with that company's financing and operations) provides corrections industry knowledge and experience that strengthens the board of directors' collective knowledge, capabilities and experience.
Anne Newman Foreman
Former Under Secretary, United States Air Force
Ms. Foreman has served as a director of GEO since 2002. Since 1999, Ms. Foreman has been a court appointed trustee of the National Gypsum Company Bodily Injury Trust, a trust created for the purpose of resolving asbestos related bodily injury liabilities of the National Gypsum Company. Ms. Foreman served as Under Secretary of the United States Air Force from September 1989 until January 1993. Prior to her appointment as Under Secretary, Ms. Foreman was General Counsel of the Department of the Air Force, a member of the Department’s Intelligence Oversight Board and the Department’s Chief Ethics Officer. She practiced law in the Washington office of Bracewell and Patterson and with the British solicitors Boodle Hatfield, Co., in London, England from 1979 to 1985. Ms. Foreman is a former member of the U.S. Foreign Service, and served in Beirut, Lebanon; Tunis, Tunisia; and the U.S. Mission to the U.N. Ms. Foreman earned a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in history and French, and a master’s in history from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She holds her juris doctor, cum laude, from American University in Washington, D.C. where she was a member of the Law Review. She was awarded an honorary doctorate of law from Troy State University. Ms. Foreman was twice awarded the Air Force Medal for Distinguished Civilian Service. Ms. Foreman also served on the Board of The Wackenhut Corporation, a then publicly-traded security and corrections corporation, for nine years. She has served on public and private U.S. and U.K. boards of directors, and on their audit, compensation and corporate governance committees for 20 years. Ms. Foreman is chairman of the board of directors of Trust Services, Inc., a claimsprocessing facility located in Greenville, Texas which processes the claims of and provides related financial management and administrative services to various asbestos and silica trusts. She has been a member of the board since 1998. Ms. Foreman is on the board of directors of Ultra Electronics Defense, Inc. (UEDI), a US holding company which controls ten US companies owned by the publicly-traded UK corporation, Ultra Electronics, Plc. UEDI companies specialize in defense electronics and other defense solutions and is headquartered in Fishers, New York. Ms. Foreman has been a UEDI board member since 1999.
Ms. Foreman brings extensive legal, government contracting and international experience to the board of directors. Her service in two Senate-confirmed positions in the Air Force, and in private sector and government positions abroad provide leadership, government affairs and international transactional skills. Her experience as a board member of other companies strengthens the board of directors’ collective knowledge, capabilities and experience.
Julie M. Wood
Chief Executive Officer, Guidepost Solutions
Ms. Wood was appointed as a director in July 2014. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Guidepost Solutions LLC (“Guidepost”), a company specializing in monitoring, compliance, international investigations and risk management solutions, after joining the organization in 2012 as president of its Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions division. In September 2012, Guidepost acquired ICS Consulting, LLC, a company founded by Ms. Wood in 2009. Prior to founding ICS Consulting, LLC, Ms. Wood served as head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the Department of Homeland Security from January 2006 to November 2008 where she led the largest investigative component of the Department and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government with a budget of nearly $6 billion and 15,000 employees. Ms. Wood also served in several other senior positions in the federal government including Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement at the Department of Commerce and Chief of Staff for the Criminal Division at the Department of Justice. Ms. Wood earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Baylor University and a Juris Doctor cum laude from Cornell Law School.
Ms. Wood brings extensive federal government, legal and management experience to the board of directors. Her experience in the private sector, including in compliance and risk assessments, and her former government positions, including as Head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, strengthens the board of directors’ collective knowledge, capabilities and experience.
Christopher C. Wheeler
Former Member and Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP (Florida Office)
Mr. Wheeler has served as a director of GEO since 2010. Mr. Wheeler retired from Proskauer Rose LLP in January 2010, where he served as a member of the Corporate Department and a partner in the firm’s Florida office for nearly 20 years. Mr. Wheeler has had extensive experience in real estate and corporate law, institutional lending, administrative law and industrial revenue bond financing. He has acted as counsel for developers, institutions and large property holders in connection with the purchase, sale, refinancing or operation of real estate properties. Mr. Wheeler is a graduate of Hamilton College and Cornell Law School and was a member of the managing Board of Editors of the Cornell Law Review. Active in professional, charitable and philanthropic matters and community affairs, Mr. Wheeler presently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, BRRH Corporation, a charitable organization for Boca Raton Regional Hospital, and the Board of Directors of the Florida Atlantic University Foundation. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Pine Crest Preparatory School and the Board of Directors of Ronald McDonald House Charities of South Florida. Mr. Wheeler also served as a member of the Grievance Committee for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida.
Mr. Wheeler brings extensive real estate, finance and legal knowledge to the board of directors. His credentials in lending and bond financing strengthens the board of directors’ collective knowledge, capabilities and experience.
Norman A. Carlson
Director Emeritus, Former Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons
In connection with Mr. Carlson’s retirement from the board of directors and in recognition of Mr. Carlson’s 20 years of distinguished service, his invaluable expertise in the corrections industry and his extensive knowledge of GEO and its operations, the board of directors appointed Mr. Carlson to the position of Director Emeritus of GEO effective January 1, 2015. As Director Emeritus, Mr. Carlson will consult with GEO and the Board and may attend, but not vote at, meetings of the Board. Article VI, Section 8 of GEO’s bylaws expressly provide that the board of directors may appoint persons to serve as Director Emeritus. Mr. Carlson’s status as Director Emeritus will be reviewed annually by the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Board.