CGL Hires New Director of Development Services for Latin America Office

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CGL today announced the hiring of Gary Golder as the new director of development services for its Latin America office.

CGL today announced the hiring of Gary Golder as the new director of development services for its Latin America office.

Prior to joining CGL, Golder worked for the U.S. Department of State in Mexico with the Merida Initiative as the Corrections Reform Program Coordinator. While with the Department of State, he played a vital role in supporting the reform of the correctional system initiated by the Government of Mexico. This support resulted in the establishment of a National Corrections Training Academy, the establishment of an Objective classification system, establishment of a central transportation unit, and the Accreditation of 7 Federal Correctional facilities and the National Training Academy by the American Correctional Association (ACA).

“I am pleased to welcome Gary to our team. His knowledge of operations and managerial experience further enhances our ability to serve our customers. Gary will be a significant contributor to CGL’s future growth,” said Buddy Johns, President and CEO of CGL.

Golder’s correctional experience also includes over 22 years in the Colorado Prison System, where he began his career as a correctional officer and moved through the ranks to Director of Prisons. In this position he was responsible for operational control and supervision of over 22 institutions housing 23,000 inmates and 5,400 staff members. He was also responsible for the management and supervision of six private facilities. During his career, he established and strengthened a close relationship with law enforcement agencies and reiterated the correctional community commitment.

CGL was formed in 2002, combining 35 years of experience in planning, design, and management through the merger of Carter Goble Associates, Inc.; CGA Facilities, Inc.; Lee Design and Management Group, Inc.; and Lee Engineering and Management Group, Inc.

CGL is focused on providing creative, practical solutions to system and facility development needs. CGL offers the fullest complement of services in the field, including: planning, project management expertise, facility design, facility maintenance, and robust facilities management services for social infrastructure. CGL has provided its broad range of services in 17 countries, 49 states, and more than 500 counties, applying its inclusive process to deliver more than $7 billion in public facility construction. CGL is a partner of and advocate for its clients, seeking to fulfill every operational and facility need through superior service. CGL’s one-on-one connection to its clients ensures true owner’s perspective representation for facilities that meet public need.

CGL’s history spans decades of work with governments, justice facilities, and other public organizations. Its client-focused services carefully guide owners through the process of defining and developing public facilities that are sure to provide users functionality for generations. Visit to learn more about CGL.

CGL is an affiliate of Hunt Companies, Inc., a leading national real estate company dedicated to building values through development, investment, and management. Together, Hunt and its affiliates have more than $13 billion in assets under management. Visit to learn more about Hunt and its commitment to Values that Build.

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