In this issue
Focus on TDCJ Human Resources
The Human Resources Division continually strives to improve processes and implement new initiatives to meet the staffing needs of the agency and fulfill the human resources needs of all agency employees.
Thielke named Parole Division director
Pamela Thielke has been selected to become director of TDCJ’s Parole Division. TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston congratulated Thielke on her promotion saying, “Pam brings strong operational experience and proven leadership to her new position as Parole Division Director.”
ARRM Director Morales to retire in July
Paul Morales, director of TDCJ’s Administrative Review and Risk Management Division has announced his retirement. TDCJ Executive Director Brad Livingston congratulated him on his retirement saying, “Paul has provided leadership and strong operational oversight to the agency during his tenure.”
Hirsch named deputy director of CID Prison and Jail Operations
Billy Hirsch has been named Correctional Institutions Division Deputy Director of Prison and Jail Operations. CID Director Lorie Davis noted, “Mr. Hirsch’s strong operational oversight and vast knowledge of the agency will be an asset in his new position.”
Echessa named deputy director of CID Support Operations
Leonard Echessa has been named Correctional Institutions Division Deputy Director of Support Operations. CID Director Lorie Davis announced the selection saying, "Leonard’s strong leadership qualities, experience and commitment to our overall mission will serve him well in his new role."
SHSU/CMIT scholarship winners announced
Sam Houston State University's College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the Correctional Management Institute of Texas, has awarded scholarships to TDCJ employees Misty Dowdell, an operational review sergeant at the Holliday Unit in Huntsville, and Adrienne Bailey, a legal assistant support supervisor with the State Counsel for Offenders.