G.A. Puryear, IV


G.A. Puryear, IV, is General Counsel and Chief Human Resources Officer of NEW Asurion Corporation (“Asurion”) and its various subsidiaries. Asurion is the global leader in technology protection services, including mobile handset protection programs, technology support, and extended service contracts for electronics and other consumer goods. He has served as Asurion’s General Counsel since April 2010. Beginning in October 2014, Mr. Puryear has also been responsible for Asurion’s human resources function. Mr. Puryear previously served for more than nine years as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Corrections Corporation of America, now known as CoreCivic. He also previously held government positions in Washington, D.C., and he practiced law in Nashville following a clerkship for the Honorable Rhesa H. Barksdale, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

Mr. Puryear is a graduate of Emory University and the University Of North Carolina School Of Law. He has served on various civic and charitable boards in the Nashville community, including: American Red Cross, Nashville Chapter; Antiques & Garden Show of Nashville (Chairman, 2006-08); Boy Scouts of America, Middle Tennessee Council; Cheekwood Botanical Gardens & Museum of Art; and the Economic Club of Nashville (President, 2009-10). He has also served on the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina.