The GEO Group announced today that John G. O’Rourke, GEO’s Chief Financial Officer, will retire. Mr. O’Rourke will be succeeded by Brian R. Evans, GEO’s Vice President, Finance and Treasurer. Mr. Evans is 41 years old and joined GEO in 2000. He is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. During his time at GEO, Mr. Evans has served in increasingly senior positions with the company, including as Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer, and Controller.
George C. Zoley, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of GEO said: “We have been very fortunate to have counted Jerry O’Rourke as a member of our senior management team for eighteen years. His contributions to our company and his professionalism and dedication have been unmatched. Mr. O’Rourke has decided to retire but will remain available for GEO on a part-time consulting basis. Our Vice President of Finance and Treasurer, Brian Evans, will succeed Mr. O’Rourke effective August 2nd. Mr. Evans is uniquely qualified to lead our business management team having served in increasingly senior positions in our company over the last eight years.”