Corporate Governance


The GEO Group is dedicated to a philosophy of corporate governance centered on a fair business code and ethics, diversity and inclusion, and leadership & professionalism.The GEO Group is dedicated to conducting business with honestly, respect and integrity. We pride ourselves on open commuication and transparency at all levels of the company.

The Board of Directors

With decades of combined business and leadership experience, GEO’s Board of Directors guides and supports the vision of The GEO Group with integrity and accountability. GEO’s Board of Directors is currently comprised of nine members. Under our corporate governance guidelines, the Board of Directors has established eight standing committees. The members of the Board of Directors serve on the Audit and Finance, Compensation, Executive, Nomination and Corporate Governance, Operations and Oversight, Corporate Planning, Legal Steering and Independent Committees.

GEO's Board of Directors

Corporate Governance Guidelines

The Board of Directors has adopted corporate governance guidelines to promote the effective functioning of the Board of Directors and its committees, and the continued implementation of good corporate governance practices. The corporate governance guidelines address matters such as the role and structure of the board of directors, the selection, qualifications and continuing education of members of the board of directors, board meetings, non-employee director executive sessions, board self-evaluation, board committees, CEO performance review, succession planning, non-employee director compensation, certain shareholder matters and certain shareholder rights.

Recent Corporate Governance Actions/Events

2021 Annual Shareholder Meeting

The GEO Group’s Board of Directors, CEO & Chairman, and GEO stockholders attended the 2021 GEO Annual Shareholder Meeting held on April 28, 2021. GEO Stockholders were invited to attend the meeting and participate through a live audio webcast.

2020 Annual Shareholder Meeting

The GEO Group’s Board of Directors, CEO & Chairman, and GEO stockholders attended the 2020 GEO Annual Shareholder Meeting held on May 19, 2020. GEO Stockholders were invited to attend the meeting and participate through a live audio webcast.


2019 Annual Shareholder Meeting

The GEO Group’s Board of Directors, CEO & Chairman, and GEO stockholders attended the 2019 GEO Annual Shareholder Meeting held on May 7, 2019. GEO Stockholders were invited to attend the meeting and participate through a live audio webcast.


2018 Annual Shareholder Meeting

The GEO Group’s Board of Directors, CEO & Chairman, and GEO stockholders attended the 2018 GEO Annual Shareholder Meeting held on April 24, 2018. GEO Stockholders were invited to attend the meeting and participate through a live audio webcast.

2013 Annual Boardroom Summit

On October 3 and 4, 2013, all members of GEO’s Nominating and Governance Committee attended the 2013 Annual Boardroom Summit sponsored by Corporate Board Member Magazine and the New York Stock Exchange in New York City.

Implementation of Anti-Bribery Training

During the fourth quarter 2013, The GEO Group implemented Anti-Bribery Training which includes on-line instruction on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the U.K. Anti-Bribery Act for all GEO Board Members, Senior Management, and certain other management members who may have contact with GEO’s international operations.