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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Zoley

68 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Brian Evans

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

John Bulfin

64 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

J. David Donahue

58 2017 Senior Vice President, President, U.S. Corrections & Detention, and International Operations

Richard Long

54 2017 Senior Vice President - Project Development

Ann Schlarb

53 2014 Senior Vice President, President, GEO Care

David Venturella

51 2014 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Ronald Brack

56 2009 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Shayn March

52 2009 Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Richard Glanton

71 2011 Lead Independent Director

Scott Kernan

2018 Director

Guido Van Hauwermeiren

2018 Director

Norman Carlson

81 2015 Director Emeritus

Clarence Anthony

58 2010 Independent Director

Anne Foreman

70 2002 Independent Director

Christopher Wheeler

71 2010 Independent Director

Julie Wood

48 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

George Zoley

Dr. George C. Zoley, Ph.D. is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Founder of Geo Group Inc. Dr. Zoley served as GEO’s Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from January 1997 to May of 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 President and Director since GEO’s incorporation in 1988. 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, and other diversified government services. Mr. Zoley also serves as a director of several business subsidiaries through which The GEO Group, Inc. conducts its operations worldwide. Mr. Zoley has 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 served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Zoley was the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2002. Mr. Zoley is one of the pioneers in the private corrections industry. As the founder of The GEO Group, Inc., his industry knowledge, experience and leadership is invaluable to the operation and development of the company. His 32 years with the company make him uniquely qualified to be the Chairman of the Board and CEO.

Brian Evans

Mr. Brian R. Evans is the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Geo Group Inc. Mr. Evans assumed the role of Chief Financial Officer of the Company in August 2009. Mr. Evans was GEO’s Vice President of Finance and Treasurer from May 2007 to August 2009 and Chief Accounting Officer from May 2003 to August 2009. Mr. Evans joined GEO in October 2000 as Corporate Controller. From 1994 until joining GEO, Mr. Evans was with the West Palm Beach office of Arthur Andersen, LLP and from 1990 to 1994, Mr. Evans served in the U.S. Navy as an officer in the Supply Corps. Mr. Evans has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

John Bulfin

Mr. John J. Bulfin is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Geo Group Inc. As GEO’s General Counsel and Secretary since 2000, Mr. Bulfin has oversight responsibility for all GEO litigation, investigations, professional responsibility and corporate governance. Mr. Bulfin is a member of the Florida Bar and the American Bar Associations. He has been a trial lawyer since 1978 and is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil trial lawyer. Prior to joining GEO in 2000, Mr. Bulfin was a founding partner of the law firm Wiederhold, Moses, Bulfin & Rubin, in West Palm Beach, Florida. Mr. Bulfin attended the University of Florida, received his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Regis College in Denver, Colorado and his juris doctor from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.

J. David Donahue

Mr. J. David Donahue is the Senior Vice President and President, U.S. Corrections & Detention, and International Operations of Geo Group Inc. Mr. Donahue is the Senior Vice President, President, GEO Corrections & Detention of the Company. He joined GEO as the Eastern Region Vice President in 2009 after a distinguished career in corrections with the States of Indiana and Kentucky as well as the Federal Bureau of Prisons. As the Eastern Regional Vice President, he was responsible for the operational oversight of over 20 correctional facilities encompassing over 27,000 beds. Prior to joining GEO, Mr. Donahue served as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Correction from November 2004 through August 2008. Prior to leading the Indiana Department of Correction, Mr. Donahue served as Deputy Commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Corrections from January 2001 through November 2004. Mr. Donahue is an active member of the American Correctional Association and serves on the Restrictive Housing Sub-Committee. In addition, he is an ACA-Certified Corrections Executive. He is also a member of the Association of State Correctional Administrators. He attended Eastern Kentucky University, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Police Administration. He later attended Spalding University, where he completed coursework in the Masters of Arts in Teaching Graduate Program.

Richard Long

Mr. Richard K. Long is the Senior Vice President - Project Development of Geo Group Inc. Mr. Long has developed extensive expertise with commercial and federal government construction as well as engineering projects using design-build and construction management at risk delivery methods for both public and private sector clients, with a combined construction value in excess of $5.0 billion. During his 30-year career at Balfour Beatty Construction, Mr. Long held positions of Civil Engineer, Project Engineer, Chief Estimator, Assistant Project Manager, Vice President of Preconstruction, Senior Vice President of Business Acquisition, and Senior Vice President & South Florida Business Unit Leader responsible for leading Balfour Beatty’s $600 million annual South Florida business. With 32 years of construction experience, Mr. Long also finds time for industry service. He is a long-time member and past-chairman of Florida’s largest chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (“ABC”). Additionally, as founding member and past-president of the Society of American Military Engineers (“SAME”) South Florida chapter, Mr. Long accepted multiple accolades at the association’s 2012 National Joint Engineer Training Conference. Mr. Long received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Missouri and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

Ann Schlarb

Dr. Ann M. Schlarb, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President, President, GEO Care of Geo Group Inc. Dr. Schlarb joined GEO in 2011 as Vice President of ISAP Services as a result of GEO’s acquisition of B.I. Incorporated (“BI”). She was promoted to Divisional Vice President, BI, in May 2012 and was then promoted to Senior Vice President and President of GEO Care in July 2014. Dr. Schlarb began her criminal justice career in 1986 working as a detention officer for the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department and later as a probation officer and Assistant Director of Operations and Treatment for a Probation Violators facility in Bexar County, Texas. Dr. Schlarb joined BI Incorporated in 1995 and was involved in the development, implementation, and operations of two different national programs, one providing supervision and treatment services to offenders in the criminal justice system, and the other overseeing field operations for the immigration services division of BI. Dr. Schlarb is now responsible for the GEO Care division of GEO which encompasses intensive residential treatment, youth services, electronic monitoring equipment and services, and community-based correctional and immigration services. Dr. Schlarb received her B.A. degree from the University of Texas, San Antonio. She earned her Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix and her Ph.D. from Walden University, and holds several criminal justice certifications.

David Venturella

Mr. David J. Venturella is the Senior Vice President - Business Development of Geo Group Inc. Mr. Venturella joined GEO in July 2012 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development. In January 2014, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Venturella is responsible for leading GEO’s business and proposal development efforts. Prior to joining GEO, Mr. Venturella served in various leadership positions, including most recently as the Assistant Director for the Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from February 2011 to June 2012. In addition to his 22-year career with ICE, Mr. Venturella has worked in the private sector in business development and strategic planning. He served as Director of Business Development for the Global Security and Engineering Services Unit with L-3 Communications in Chantilly, Virginia from September 2007 to May 2008. He worked for USIS, Inc. from May 2004 to September 2007 serving as Vice President of the Homeland Security Business Unit for USIS in Falls Church, Virginia, where he was credited with increasing annual revenues by an average of 15 percent during his tenure, and serving as Director of Business Development for USIS in the company’s Professional Services Division. Mr. Venturella has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He has also completed the Harvard/MIT Executive Leadership Course at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Ronald Brack

Mr. Ronald A. Brack is the Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of Geo Group Inc. Mr. Brack was GEO’s Vice President and Controller from January 2008 to August 2009 and Controller from April 2007 to January 2008. Mr. Brack joined GEO in May 2005 as Assistant Controller. From 2000 until joining GEO, Mr. Brack was with Fort Lauderdale, Florida based NationsRent, Inc. where his most recent position was Assistant Controller. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Brack was with the Fort Lauderdale office of Arthur Andersen, LLP where his most recent position was Senior Auditor in the Audit and Business Advisory Services Group. Prior to that time, Mr. Brack spent over ten years in the fleet management business with World Omni Leasing, Inc. and GE Capital Fleet Services. Mr. Brack attended Florida Atlantic University and has a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Vanderbilt University. Mr. Brack is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Shayn March

Mr. Shayn P. March is the Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of Geo Group Inc. Prior to joining GEO, Mr. March served as a Managing Director for the Corporate Investment Banking group at BNP Paribas, where he worked for eleven years in increasing capacities. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. March was employed at Sanwa Bank in the Corporate Finance Department. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. March was employed at UJB Financial in the Finance and Credit Audit Departments. Mr. March earned his Masters in Business Administration in Financial Management from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Rutgers University.

Richard Glanton

Mr. Richard H. Glanton is the Lead Independent Director of Geo Group Inc. Mr. Glanton is an Independent Director of Geo Group Inc. Mr. Glanton is the Founder and has served as Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Electedface Inc., an online website that connect voters to elected and appointed officials who represent them in political districts where they serve. Mr. Glanton was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Exelon Corporation from 2003-2008. From 1983 to 2003, he was a Partner at Wolf Block LLP (1983-86) and at Reed Smith LLP (1986-2003). From 1990 to 1998, he served as President of the Barnes Foundation in Merion Pennsylvania, a foundation established to promote education and the appreciation of fine arts and horticulture. Mr. Glanton has approximately 33 years of continuous experience serving on boards of publicly traded companies, private companies and non-profit institutions. Mr. Glanton is a member of the board of directors, Lead Director, a member of the Executive Committee, and Chairman of the Risk Management and Investment Committee and served as CEO Succession Committee Chairman of Aqua America Corporation, a publicly traded holding company for regulated utilities providing water and wastewater services. Mr. Glanton is also a member of the board of directors and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Mistras Group, Inc., a publicly traded company providing technology-enabled asset protection solutions used to evaluate the structural integrity and reliability of critical energy, industrial and public infrastructure. 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 PECO\Exelon at the request of its Chairman.

Scott Kernan

Mr. Scott Michael Kernan is Director of the Company. Mr. Kernan served as the Agency Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) from January 2016 until August 2018. Prior to that time, Mr. Kernan was appointed the Undersecretary of Operations of CDCR beginning in September 2008 and served in that position until retiring in October 2011. In March of 2015, Mr. Kernan returned to the Undersecretary position from his retirement at the request of California Governor Jerry Brown and worked in that capacity until January 2016. From October 2011 until March 2015, Mr. Kernan owned his own independent consulting firm that specialized in corrections and criminal justice. From March 2007 to September 2008, Mr. Kernan served as the Chief Deputy Secretary of Adult Operations of CDCR. Prior to that time, Mr. Kernan served as the Deputy Director of the Division of Adult Institutions of CDCR from May 2006 to March 2007. From November 2004 to May 2006, Mr. Kernan served as the Warden of the California State Prison, Sacramento, a Level IV maximum-security institution. From October 2003 to November 2004, Mr. Kernan served as the Warden of the Mule Creek State Prison, a Level III/IV institution. From March 1983 to October 2003, Mr. Kernan held various correctional positions with CDCR. Mr. Kernan’s invaluable expertise with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will strengthen the Board’s collective knowledge, capabilities and experience.

Guido Van Hauwermeiren

Mr. Guido Van Hauwermeiren is the Director of Geo Group Inc. Mr. Van Hauwermeiren is currently the Head of Coverage and Investment Banking – Americas for Societe Generale after joining in 2014. Prior to joining Societe Generale, Mr. Van Hauwermeiren served as the Head of Internal Coverage of BNP Paribas from 2006 to 2014 and a member of the Executive Board of BNP Paribas CIB Paris. Mr. Van Hauwermeiren was Co-Head of Emerging Markets and a member of the International Retail Management Committee of BNP Paribas from 2007 to 2009 and Head of Eurasia – North Africa Region and a member of the Executive Committee at the Cetelem consumer finance division of BNP Paribas from 2006 to 2007. Previously, Mr. Van Hauwermeiren worked for Credit Lyonnais and Calyon Americas from 1992 to 2006 during which time he led coverage teams with responsibility for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Milan, Mexico and Central America, the Midwest/Chicago region of the United States, and Western Europe, Israel and South Africa. Prior to that time, Mr. Van Hauwermeiren worked for Banco Provincial Saica Saca in Venezuela from 1987 to 1991 as Head of Coverage for large multinationals. Mr. Van Hauwermeiren earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama and a Master of Business Administration from the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion (IESA) in Caracas, Venezuela. Mr. Van Hauwermeiren’s global investment banking experience will strengthen the Board’s collective knowledge, capabilities and experience.

Norman Carlson

Mr. Norman A. Carlson is the Director Emeritus of Geo Group Inc. Mr. Carlson is the Director of Geo Group Inc. 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.

Clarence Anthony

Mr. Clarence E. Anthony is an Independent Director of Geo Group Inc. 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 bachelors 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 Foreman

Ms. Anne N. Foreman is an Independent Director of Geo Group Inc. 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 claims processing 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 of Trust Services, Inc. since 1998.

Christopher Wheeler

Mr. Christopher C. Wheeler is an Independent Director of Geo Group Inc. 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, the parent 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.

Julie Wood

Ms. Julie Myers Wood is an Independent Director of Geo Group Inc. Ms. Wood is the chief executive officer of Guidepost Solutions, a leading investigative and compliance consulting firm. Ms. Wood joined the firm in 2012, as president of its Compliance, Federal Practice and Software Solutions division. Prior to joining Guidepost Solutions, Ms. Wood was the former founder and president of ICS Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in compliance, risk assessments, immigration and customs investigations. Guidepost Solutions acquired ICS Consulting in September 2012. Ms. Wood ran ICS Consulting from November 2009 until 2012. Ms. Wood focuses on regulatory compliance and investigative work. Ms. Wood regularly conducts government contracting, immigration and anti-corruption due diligence risk assessments. She developed a cross-functional compliance monitoring program and conducts third-party audits on a variety of regulatory issues. Ms. Wood also has significant experience as a government-appointed monitor. Prior to joining the private sector, Ms. Wood served as the Head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leading its largest investigative component and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government with a budget of nearly $6 billion and 15,000 employees. Ms. Wood served at ICE from January 2006 until November 2008. At ICE, Ms. Wood also supervised the agency’s detention and removal programs, including oversight relating to its Alternatives to Detention program and detention facilities. Under her leadership, ICE created performance-based standards for detention facilities and expanded the use of alternatives to detention.