Dr. Calvin R. Edwards, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Edwards has an extensive background in the field of corrections and the criminal justice system. As a corrections practitioner, he has experience in prison operations at various levels. During his career with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, he held numerous positions including Warden, Regional Director and Assistant Director in the Washington DC Headquarters where he led the Human Resource Management Division. He has also directed countless institutional reviews and audits for quality assurance and policy compliance. Throughout his career, he has received numerous awards, including the United States Department of Justice Bureau of Prisons Distinguished Service Medal. Dr. Edwards is also a recipient of the Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.
In addition to his operational background in corrections, Dr. Edwards worked in higher education at the University level for fifteen years where he achieved the academic rank of full professor and served as Chair of a Criminal Justice Department. He has numerous publications and presentations related to correctional issues and the general field of criminal justice. Dr. Edwards possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Elmhurst College, a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Washington University and a Master’s and Doctorate degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Emery W. Morris, President
Mr. Morris has demonstrated superior leadership throughout his 35 plus years of experience within the Federal/State/County and private correctional /detention industry. Completing 26 of those years within the Federal Bureau of Prisons, as a Lieutenant, Captain, Control Unit Manager, Associate Warden, and Warden. Serving as Warden at (3) F.B.O.P. facilities, Mr. Morris also has experience in private industry detention where he served as Senior Warden at an I.C.E. Correctional Complex and two other detention facilities. Mr. Morris has experience with the American Correctional Association as a member, and with the accreditation process where he provided leadership in accomplishing accreditations with ACA, NCCHC, and JCAHO where he served as Warden. Mr. Morris’ experience and education enabled him to develop subordinate staff with emphasis on superior institutional management. Mr. Morris is a graduate of the University of Arkansas (Pine Bluff), receiving a B.A. degree Sociology, and has received numerous awards throughout his career including the “Excellence in Prison Management” award, and was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service of the United States.
Ms. Leslie Speidel, Vice President
Ms. Leslie Speidel is a highly experienced Marketing and Communications professional with an extensive background in Behavioral Change Communications, Initiatives and Marketing to at-risk and priority populations. As the long-time owner of Goddin Media, Leslie Speidel has over 30 years of experience in analytical compliance in Federal, State and local contracts. Ms. Speidel’s expertise includes multi-media campaign placement for international clinical trials, statewide Health Care Reform television campaigns and state and local government public education campaigns. In addition to her marketing expertise, Ms. Speidel has worked with corrections professionals in achieving detention compliance initiatives. Ms. Speidel was an adjunct professor at Duke University and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising.
Mr. Danieray Johnsen, Vice President
Mr. Johnsen has extensive experience in the activation process of three new large federal penitentiaries as well as the supervisory operational responsibilities for the orderly operations of existing correctional institutions. Mr. Johnsen has held positions of mission essential responsibilities in the military, law enforcement, and federal corrections. He has substantial expertise in the development of post orders, policies and procedures, institutional emergency plans; emergency training; inmate management; inmate transport; special operations training for emergency preparedness; and anti-terrorism. Mr. Johnsen has experience in private sector corrections where he has conducted audits of contract detention facilities to ensure regulatory compliance. Mr. Johnsen is a graduate of Troy State University, receiving a B.S. degree in Criminal Justice.