SOURCE: Corrections Corporation of America

July 06, 2006 16:15 ET

Corrections Corporation of America Names William Rusak as Chief Human Resources Officer

NASHVILLE, TN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 6, 2006 -- Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW), the nation's largest corrections management provider to government, announced effective July 1, 2006, William K. Rusak has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Rusak will be responsible for the strategic, operational and administrative role of the human resources functions for CCA's workforce of nearly 15,500 employees.

With nearly 30 years of experience in human resources, labor issues, employee relations, and corporate strategy and restructurings, Rusak has served as a consultant to CCA's Human Resources department for the past three months. Having held numerous board positions internationally over the past 20 years, Rusak has served in a variety of business and human resources roles in his career, including the president of two companies. For the past five years in Nashville, he has held the position of Vice President, Human Resources for the American headquarters of the global company BBA Fiberweb, based out of London, which is one of the world's largest organizations in the nonwovens business. From 1998-2000, he was President of Country Business Services in New York, which provides brokerage, financial and consulting services to buyers and sellers of small and medium-sized businesses. In Montreal for nine years, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of a major Canadian textile manufacturer, Dominion Textile. Earlier in his career, Rusak also worked for Racemark International in New York and Firestone Tire and Rubber Company in Akron.

Rusak earned a bachelor of law degree from La Salle University, and earned specialized training in business studies from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and the executive management program at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

"Bill's comprehensive experience in the areas of performance management, leadership development, combined with his keen business acumen will help us better identify and assess our workforce dynamics so that we can effectively achieve short and long term objectives," said John Ferguson, President and CEO. "His leadership and strategic vision will assist us in achieving our goal of operating the highest quality adult corrections company in the United States. We are very pleased to have someone with his depth and breadth of experience to help us lead our growing organization."

About the Company

CCA is the nation's largest owner and operator of privatized correctional and detention facilities and one of the largest prison operators in the United States, behind only the federal government and three states. The Company currently operates 64 facilities, including 40 company-owned facilities, with a total design capacity of approximately 72,500 beds in 19 states and the District of Columbia. The Company specializes in owning, operating and managing prisons and other correctional facilities and providing inmate residential and prisoner transportation services for governmental agencies. In addition to providing the fundamental residential services relating to inmates, the Company's facilities offer a variety of rehabilitation and educational programs, including basic education, religious services, life skills and employment training and substance abuse treatment. These services are intended to reduce recidivism and to prepare inmates for their successful re-entry into society upon their release. The Company also provides health care (including medical, dental and psychiatric services), food services and work and recreational programs.

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