Dr. George C. Zoley (born February 7, 1950 in Florina, Greece) is the chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and founder of the GEO Group, which manages prisons and jails in the United States. Zoley established The GEO Group as a division of The Wackenhut Corporation in 1984 when the company was named Wackenhut Corrections Corporation. Prior to founding the GEO Group, he served as manager, director, and vice president of government services at Wackenhut.
Zoley is a former chairman, and current member of the board of trustees at Florida Atlantic University (FAU). He also served as chair of the FAU Presidential Search Committee and is a member of the FAU Foundation Board of Directors.
George Zoley holds both a bachelor's degree and master's degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University, and a doctorate in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University.