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Dr. Armin McCrea-Dastur, PhD

EVP Talent, Culture & Chief Diversity Officer

With an impressive career spanning over three decades, Armin has been a driving force in various industries, including business, sports, and academia. As a distinguished leadership and human resource professional, Armin is renowned for her expertise in culture transformation, succession planning, change management, performance management, leadership development, and more. Armin holds a PhD in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with a rich academic background in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Sport Psychology.

Armin has held pivotal roles at leading organizations like CoreCivic, EssilorLuxottica, Danone, and Kraft/Mondelez International contributing significantly to talent management, DEI, and organizational development. Her sports industry experience, notably her tenure with the University of North Carolina Men’s Basketball team, complete with a championship ring, adds a unique perspective to her expertise.

Armin is dedicated to evolving our organizational culture, with a strong emphasis on wellness founded in diversity and inclusion. She is passionate about developing high-performing leaders and teams that drive extraordinary business results, in line with our commitment to meaningful and sustainable change in corrections.


Under the current corrections paradigm, there are only two options when it comes to incarceration. Public facilities are bureaucratic and lack accountability for resident success, and private for-profit facilities maximize profit over results to pay shareholders. SPC will provide the nation’s first private, non-profit correctional model. Free from government bureaucracy and perverse profit motives, we can innovate best-practices and reinvest every penny into our residents and staff. Fill out the form below to learn more.