People: Corrections Corporation of America (CXW)
3 Dec 2013
Mr. Robert J. Dennis is an Independent Director of Corrections Corp Of America. He was named chairman of Genesco (NYSE: GCO) in April 2010, adding to his responsibilities as president and chief executive officer since 2008. At Genesco, Dennis served in a variety of leadership roles including executive vice president and chief operating officer from October 2005 until October 2006 when he was named president and chief operating officer. Dennis began his career at Genesco in June 2004, when he was named a senior vice president, following the acquisition of Hat World in 2001, where he served as chief executive officer from 2001 to 2004. A veteran of the retail industry with nearly 30 years of business experience, Dennis held a senior position with Asbury Automotive from 1997 to 1999. From 1984 to 1997, Dennis was with McKinsey & Company, an international consulting firm, where he served as a partner and leader of the North American Retail Practice. He served as a director of Teavana Holdings, Inc. from July 2011 until its acquisition by Starbucks in December 2012. He serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, the Nashville Symphony, and serves on the Board of Visitors at Vanderbilt University's Owen School of Management. He holds a master of business administration degree, with distinction, from the Harvard Business School and bachelor's and master's degrees in biology and organic chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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