John Ferguson

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CoreCivic, Inc.

John Ferguson

John Ferguson

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CoreCivic, Inc.

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Career Highlights

CoreCivic, Inc.
Community Bancshares, Inc. (Alabama)
Econocom-USA, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

812

Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1946

Age

73

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President & Chief Executive Officer at CoreCivic, Inc.

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Director Emeritus at FirstBank (Nashville, Tennessee)

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Co-Founder at Neal & Harwell Plc

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Commissioner at Tennessee Department of Finance & Administration

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Chairman at Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.

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Founder at NeighborMD Management LLC

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Professional at Purity Zinc Metals LLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Management Resources Co.

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President at The Tennessee Historical Society

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City Executive at City & County of Nashville-Davidson (Tennessee)

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John Ferguson
Former President & Chief Executive Officer at CoreCivic, Inc.
Education
Bachelor's in Accounting

Mississippi State University forms part of a cohesive town-university community with the growing agricultural-commercial-industrial town of Starkville. Located in the eastern part of north-central Mississippi, it is 125 miles northeast of Jackson and 23 miles west of Columbus; it is served by Highways 82,12 and 25 and by feeder air service through the Golden Triangle Regional Airport 14 miles east. Away from urban complexities, the community enjoys many intellectual, cultural, and recreational advantages: the MSU-Starkville Civic Symphony and Chorus; the Starkville Community Theater; the University Lyceum series, bringing professional musical, dramatic, and artistic groups and performers to the campus; art exhibits, plays, and recitals by local and visiting artists; public radio and public television programs through Mississippi Public Broadcasting performances by popular musical groups of regional and national celebrity; frequent intercollegiate athletic events in modern facilities; and a variety of recreational opportunities on playing fields and courts, in neighboring forests, fields, and lakes, and along the nearby Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Mississippi State University is a comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting university offering to a diverse and capable student body a wide range of opportunities and challenges for learning and growth; to the world of knowledge, vigorous and expanding contributions in research, discovery, and application; and to the State and its people in every region, a variety of expert services. Mississippi State University is designated as a Doctoral/Extensive institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is representative of the American Land-Grant tradition and distinctive in its own character and spirit, born of its Mississippi heritage and the vision and loyal perseverance of those who have labored in its development. Mississippi State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
2000 - Prior

CCA founded the private corrections management industry three decades ago, establishing industry standards for future-focused, forward-thinking correctional solutions. A commitment to innovation, efficiency, cost effectiveness and achievement has made the company the private corrections management provider of choice for federal, state and local agencies since 1983. As a full-service corrections management provider, CCA specializes in the design, construction, expansion and management of prisons, jails and detention facilities, as well as inmate transportation services through its subsidiary company TransCor America. The company is the fifth-largest corrections system in the nation, behind only the federal government and three states. CCA houses more than 80,000 inmates in more than 60 facilities, 44 of which are company-owned, with a total bed capacity of more than 90,000. CCA currently partners with all three federal corrections agencies (The Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement), 16 states, more than a dozen local municipalities, and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its inception, CCA has maintained its market leadership position in private corrections, managing more than 40 percent of all adult-secure beds under contract with such providers in the United States. The company joined the New York Stock Exchange in 1994 and now trades under the ticker symbol CXW. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, CCA employs nearly 17,000 professionals nationwide in security, academic and vocational education, health services, inmate programs, facility maintenance, human resources, management and administration. The company has been named among “America’s Best Big Companies” by Forbes magazine and ranked number one in the publication’s “Business Services and Supplies” category. G.I. Jobs magazine also named CCA as a “Top 50 Military-Friendly Employer.” CCA offers offenders a variety of dynamic rehabilitation and education programs, including addictions treatment, GED preparation and testing, post-secondary studies, life skills, employment training, recreational options and work opportunities. The company also provides valuable economic benefits to its local community partners by paying property, sales and other taxes, and providing a stable employment base that focuses on building careers with unlimited growth and development opportunities. As a strong corporate citizen, recognized by Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine, CCA contributes generously to host communities through volunteerism and charitable giving

Chief Executive Officer
1990 - 1995
Co-Founder
1971 - Prior

Econocom-USA, Inc. provides various computer related services, particularly associated with servers and networks. The company was founded by Kenneth A. Bouldin and Michael L. Nelson on December 12, 1974 and is headquartered in Memphis, TN.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
2008 - Prior

CCA founded the private corrections management industry three decades ago, establishing industry standards for future-focused, forward-thinking correctional solutions. A commitment to innovation, efficiency, cost effectiveness and achievement has made the company the private corrections management provider of choice for federal, state and local agencies since 1983. As a full-service corrections management provider, CCA specializes in the design, construction, expansion and management of prisons, jails and detention facilities, as well as inmate transportation services through its subsidiary company TransCor America. The company is the fifth-largest corrections system in the nation, behind only the federal government and three states. CCA houses more than 80,000 inmates in more than 60 facilities, 44 of which are company-owned, with a total bed capacity of more than 90,000. CCA currently partners with all three federal corrections agencies (The Federal Bureau of Prisons, the U.S. Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement), 16 states, more than a dozen local municipalities, and Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Since its inception, CCA has maintained its market leadership position in private corrections, managing more than 40 percent of all adult-secure beds under contract with such providers in the United States. The company joined the New York Stock Exchange in 1994 and now trades under the ticker symbol CXW. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, CCA employs nearly 17,000 professionals nationwide in security, academic and vocational education, health services, inmate programs, facility maintenance, human resources, management and administration. The company has been named among “America’s Best Big Companies” by Forbes magazine and ranked number one in the publication’s “Business Services and Supplies” category. G.I. Jobs magazine also named CCA as a “Top 50 Military-Friendly Employer.” CCA offers offenders a variety of dynamic rehabilitation and education programs, including addictions treatment, GED preparation and testing, post-secondary studies, life skills, employment training, recreational options and work opportunities. The company also provides valuable economic benefits to its local community partners by paying property, sales and other taxes, and providing a stable employment base that focuses on building careers with unlimited growth and development opportunities. As a strong corporate citizen, recognized by Corporate Responsibility Officer magazine, CCA contributes generously to host communities through volunteerism and charitable giving

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Belmont University is a student-centered Christian community providing an academically challenging education that empowers men and women of diverse backgrounds to engage and transform the world with disciplined intelligence, compassion, courage and faith.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee brings people and causes together to help ensure both the stewardship of donor funds and the investment of grants in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee that they serve. The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee provides ways for civic-minded individuals, families, and companies to contribute to the community, now and for all time

Council Trustee
Current

THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA WAS FOUNDED IN 1920 AND EXISTS TODAY TO SERVE OTHERS BY HELPING INSTILL VALUES IN YOUNG PEOPLE AND PREPARE THEM TO MAKE ETHICAL CHOICES DURING THEIR LIFETIME AND ACHIEVE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 - $2,499
2014

The Nashville Symphony Association provides live theatrical performances. It is an American symphony orchestra that performs concerts. The company was founded by Walter Sharp in 1945 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

$1,000 - $2,499
2013

The Nashville Symphony Association provides live theatrical performances. It is an American symphony orchestra that performs concerts. The company was founded by Walter Sharp in 1945 and is headquartered in Nashville, TN.

$5,000 - $10K
2013

To lead with excellence in the performing arts and arts education, creating meaningful and relevant experiences to enrich the lives, strengthen communities, and support economic vitality

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Majority Leader at Office of the Senate Majority Leader, Mitchell McConnell, Jr.

$1,000
2012

Representative from Kentucky's 5th Congressional District

$1,250
2012

Senator from Tennessee

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