John M. Palms

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John M. Palms, Ph.D., "serves on GEO’s Audit and Finance Committee and Corporate Planning Committee. Dr. Palms is currently a Distinguished University Professor and President Emeritus at the University of South Carolina. He serves on the Board of Directors of Exelon Corporation and is currently the Chair of Exelon’s Audit and Finance Committee. Dr. Palms served as President at the University of South Carolina from 1991 to 2002 and previously as President at Georgia State University from 1989 to 1991. In addition to a distinguished career in academia, Dr. Palms has served in a number of military and governmental positions and committees. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Defense Analyses. He also served in the United States Air Force with a Regular Commission and on the United States President’s Selection Committee for White House Fellows." [1]

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  1. Directors, The GEO Group, accessed February 27, 2008.