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VOL. 38 | NO. 34 | Friday, August 22, 2014
Former Tennessee finance chief Emkes joins CCA board
NASHVILLE (AP) - Private prison operator Corrections Corporation of America has named former Tennessee finance chief Mark Emkes to its board of directors.
Emkes, a former CEO of Nashville-based tire maker Bridgestone Americas, was one of Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's highest-profile Cabinet choices following his 2010 election.
Emkes presided over three annual budget plans before retiring from state government last year.
CCA's chairman, John Ferguson, is also a former state finance commissioner who served in the administration of then-Gov. Don Sundquist form 1995 to 2000.
Ferguson, who was one of several Sundquist administration members who went on to join CCA, was named president and CEO of the Nashville-based company in 2000. He has been chairman of the board since 2008.