Thursday, December 18, 2008

Nixon Taps Lombardi For Corrections

Gov.-elect Jay Nixon announced Thursday he's tapping George A. Lombardi to head the state's corrections department, which manages more than 11,000 staff and 100,000 adult offenders in Missouri.
The 61-year-old Lombardi, of Jefferson City, retired in 2005 after a 33-year career with the Department of Corrections. Since his retirement, Lombardi has worked on juvenile issues for the Missouri Youth Services Institute. He holds a master in psychology.

"During his 33 years with the Department, George Lombardi demonstrated that he is the right person for this job. George is a nationally recognized leader on corrections issues, and he will bring a wealth of professional and academic knowledge with him to the position. As Director, George will ensure that the Missouri Department of Corrections and its facilities uphold the highest standards of professionalism, efficiency and security. I’m glad to have George on my team, and I look forward to working with him in the years to come," said Nixon in a statement.

Lombardi's appointment will need approval from the State Senate.

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