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2016 CoreCivic Employee of the Year

Jimmy Howell

Jimmy Howell has a gift for service. That dedicated service is what led to his selection as CoreCivic’s 2016 companywide Employee of the Year.

Howell is the maintenance supervisor at Whiteville Correctional Facility. He joined CoreCivic in 1997 and has since received several promotions, certifications and news. But that’s not what he’s known for; rather, he’s known for his unyielding commitment to serving others – at the facility and in the community.

“Every employee speaks positively of Jimmy and his willingness to assist anyone in need,” said Whiteville Warden Tammy Ford, who nominated Howell for Employee of the Year. “He works diligently to establish and build positive relationships.”

Along with his work at Whiteville, Howell finds time to serve the community as a volunteer firefighter with the Hornsby, Tenn. fire department. He’s also a member of the Iron Warriors, a national motorcycle club that raises funds to support the families of fallen police officers, firefighters, and veterans, along with other service efforts. And last year, Howell helped his co-workers build a brandnew softball field for the city.

“Jimmy holds himself to the highest standards,” Ford said. “He truly cares about his job, co-workers, and community, and takes his responsibility as a leader seriously.”