"Our founders were creative, flexible and adaptable, and these extraordinary qualities still guide us today. CCA employees continue to make this company a success through the very same values on which the company was founded more than 25 years ago."
– John Ferguson, CCA Chairman of the Board
Vice President, Facility Operations, Business Unit 3
Steven Conry joined CCA in March 2006 as Vice President, Facility Operations for Business Unit 3, which is comprised of Divisions V and VI. Conry previously served 23 years with the New York City Department of Correction, most recently acting as Chief of Facility Operations for the agency for the last four years. He joined the New York City Department of Correction in 1983 as a correctional officer and served in many leadership roles prior to his current appointment, including warden, assistant divisional chief, chief of management and planning, and chief of security for the agency. Conry graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Public Management from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he later received a master's degree in Public Administration.
Brian G. Day
Vice President, Real Estate
Brian G. Day joined CCA as Vice President, Real Estate, in January 2012. In his role, he manages the strategic, operational and developmental functions of CCA’s Real Estate department. With more than 20 years of experience in construction and real estate, Day has served as project director for Sundt Construction in California and vice president of Bovis Lend Lease. Earlier in his career, Day served as project director for the State of California, overseeing site acquisition, design and construction projects. He holds a master's degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University and a bachelor's degree in Construction Management/Engineering from Long Beach State, Suffield College.
Vice President, Finance and Controller
Dave Garfinkle, CPA, joined CCA as Vice President, Finance in February 2001. For the five years prior, Garfinkle served as Vice President and Controller for Bradley Real Estate, Inc., a publicly traded, $1 billion real estate investment trust located in Chicago, Ill. Prior to joining Bradley Real Estate, Garfinkle was a Senior Manager at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP in Boston for seven years. Garfinkle graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from St. Bonaventure University.
Vice President, Communications
A strategic communications professional with 25 years of experience, Louise Grant joined CCA as Vice President, Communications in 2001. Grant’s team manages corporate and employee communications, brand reputation and community advocacy, including social media engagement, special events, and advertising. She was ranked among the top 300 chief marketing officers in 2012 by ExecRank. Previously, Grant served as Vice President of Communications for md2patient, a start-up physician services organization. Grant served seven years as Director of Client and Attorney Development at Boult, Cummings law firm. She also worked as the head of marketing for a national health care company and served in client account supervision roles with public relations/advertising agencies. Grant earned an M.B.A. from Belmont University and a bachelor's degree in Public Relations from Western Kentucky University. She has lectured and written on crisis communications and brand marketing. She is a board member of CCA’s 501c3 organization CCAssist Fund and the past chair of CCA’s Charitable Contributions Committee. Grant is a volunteer instructor at CCA's Metro Detention Facility, where she teaches a Life Impact course to female prisoners. Through the non-profit agency Leaving the Cocoon, she serves as a mentor to females who are incarcerated or those recently released from prison. She is a member of the CMO Council of the American Marketing Association, Nashville chapter.
Vice President and Deputy Chief Development Officer
Lucibeth Mayberry was named Vice President, Deputy Chief Development Officer in August 2008. She previously served as Vice President, Research, Contract, Proposals beginning March 2006. She joined CCA in May 2003 as Senior Director, State Partnership Relations and was promoted to Managing Director, State Partnership Relations in 2004. Before joining CCA, Mayberry served as a Senior Associate of the Taxation and Estate Planning Practice Group at the Nashville-based law firm Stokes, Bartholomew, Evans and Petree. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee, a Juris Doctor from Vanderbilt University, and a Master of Laws in Taxation from the University of Florida.
Vice President, Partnership Development
Natasha Metcalf joined CCA in January 2003 as Vice President of Local Partnership Relations. She most recently served as Vice President and Associate General Council, Contract Management before being named Vice President, Partner Contracts in August 2008. Prior to joining CCA, Metcalf served, since December 1998, as the Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services. As head of this agency with a $1.4 billion budget, Metcalf was responsible for more than 130 office locations and 4,000 employees statewide. Metcalf served from 1997 until 1998 as General Counsel for the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration. In 1996, she was Deputy Legal Counsel to Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist. She began her career as an Associate with the law firm of Kennerly, Montgomery and Finley in Knoxville. She earned her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a bachelor's degree from Hampton University.
Vice President, Technology and
Chief Information Officer
John Pfeiffer joined CCA in the position of Vice President, Technology and Chief Information Officer in August 2002. Before joining CCA, he spent three years as Chief of Operations at Bytes of Knowledge, a Nashville-based IT consulting company. Prior to his work at Bytes of Knowledge, Pfeiffer served as Director of Information Systems and Telecommunications at LifeTrust America. From 1994 to 1998 Pfeiffer served as Administrator, Informatics Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and from 1990 to 1994, he served in the U.S. Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer. Pfeiffer earned an M.B.A. from Belmont University and a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University. He served as Adjunct Instructor of Information Systems Management at the Jack C. Massey School of Business at Belmont University. Pfeiffer is the former President of the Handbell Ringers of America and serves on the Board of Directors of Easter Seals of Tennessee.
J. Michael Quinlan
Senior Vice President
Mike Quinlan oversees the Quality Assurance (QA) program for the company. In addition he collaborates closely with the company's business development groups for federal, state and local government agencies. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of CCA from June 1999 through June 2002. He joined the company in 1993 as the head of the Strategic Planning Division in Washington, D.C. Quinlan came to CCA following a 22-year career in public sector corrections, including serving as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Quinlan hold a bachelor's degree from Fairfield University, a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Fordham Law School, and a master's degree from George Washington University School of Law.
Vice President, Partnership Relations
Brad Regens joined CCA in 2007 and is now Vice President, State Partnership Relations. Prior to joining CCA, Regens worked 11 years for the Arizona Legislature, including the last two years as the Director of Fiscal Policy for the Arizona House of Representatives. Regens earned a master's degree in Public Policy from Duke University, and his bachelor's degree in Economics was gained at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Vice President, Facility Operations, Business Unit 1
John Robinson serves as Vice President of Facility Operations for Business Unit 1. Prior, he served as Vice President, Correctional Services. Robinson began his corrections career in 1972 with the Virginia Department of Corrections. His first assignment was as a teacher at the Beaumont Learning Center for juveniles where he later became Principal and Assistant Superintendent. As one of CCA's longest serving employees, Robinson joined CCA in 1984 as the Assistant Facility Administrator at the Houston Processing Center, CCA's first managed corrections facility. In his career with CCA, Robinson has held a number of leadership positions, including Warden and Managing Director, Operations Planning and Development. Robinson holds a bachelor's degree from Lenoir-Rhyne University.
Vice President, Health Services
Herb Spiwak serves as Vice President of Health Services. He previously served as Regional Administrator for the California Department of Corrections from December 2003 through June 2007. He joined CCA in 2007 as Managing Director of Health Services, following 27 years of financial and operational experience in hospitals, medical groups, and as a Health Care Consultant. Spiwak holds a bachelor’s degree in History from Queens College and a master’s degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Health Care Management from the New School for Social Research.
Vice President, Facility Operations, Business Unit 2
Daren Swenson joined CCA in August 1992 as a Sergeant at Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton, Minnesota. He progressed through positions of increasing responsibility, holding such positions as Special Operations and Response Team leader, Lieutenant, Captain, Unit Manager, Assistant Chief of Security, Chief of Security, Assistant Warden and Warden. He was promoted to Managing Director, Facility Operations, in 2007, where he provided facility management oversight for Division II, which includes all six CCA facilities in Arizona and three of the four CCA facilities in Oklahoma. In June 2010, Swenson was promoted to his current position of Vice President, Facility Operations, Business Unit 2, where he oversees Divisions III and IV, consisting of 22 facilities. Swenson holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology from North Dakota State University and was named to the Psychology National Honor Society.
Vice President, Treasury
Patrick Swindle was named Vice President, Treasury in July 2009. Swindle joined CCA in 2007 as Managing Director, Treasury. Prior to joining CCA, Swindle spent 10 years conducting equity research for SunTrust Equitable Securities, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. and Avondale Partners, LLC. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Western Kentucky University.
Vice President, Facility Human Resources
Jimmy Turner has served as Vice President, Facility Human Resources since 2010. Prior to his HR role Turner served as Vice President, Operations of CCA beginning in 1999. In March 2006, he was named Vice President, Facility Operations for Business Unit 2, which is comprised of Divisions III and IV. A 28-year corrections professional, Turner served as warden of CCA's Northeast Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown from March 1998 to his promotion to vice president. A CCA employee for more than 20 years, Turner joined CCA in 1989 as assistant warden of Silverdale Facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. He also served as assistant warden and warden at both CCA's Winn Correctional Center in Louisiana and CCA's Metro-Davidson County Detention Facility in Nashville. Turner has also served as a senior divisional director, operations.
Vice President, Partnership Relations
Bart VerHulst joined CCA in January 2007 as Managing Director, Federal Partnership Relations and was named Managing Director and, later, Vice President of Federal and Local Partnership Relations in 2008. Prior to joining CCA, VerHulst spent most of his recent years in the political arena. First as a staff assistant to the Bill Frist for Senate campaign, then working his way up through the Frist organization to Chief of Staff for the then United States Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. In addition to his federal customer relations responsibility, VerHulst coordinates the annual Chairman’s Charity Golf Tournament to raise funds for local charities. VerHulst holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Hope College.
Vice President, Correctional Programs
Kim White joined CCA in 2012 after serving more than 25 years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons in a wide variety of operational roles, including in the areas of Institutional Operations, Staffing and Inmate Programs. During her time with the BOP, White was a warden and regional director and more recently served as Assistant Director, Human Resource Management Division, where she had oversight for the hiring, training and retention of the Bureau's 38,000 employees. In 2007, White received the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive for her leadership with the BOP. White holds a bachelor's degree in Corrections and Criminal Justice and a master's degree in Correctional Criminology and Juvenile Justice, both from Kent State University. She has also completed Harvard University’s Executive Education Program for senior managers in government.