JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Trevor Foley was picked as the acting director of the Missouri Department of Corrections, according to a Thursday press release from the governor’s office.
Foley will begin working in the position on Wednesday, according to the release. The position became open after DOC Director Anne Precythe announced her retirement earlier this month. Her last day will be Tuesday.
The release states that Valarie Moseley and Travis Terry will serve as deputy directors. Deputy Director Matt Sturm also announced his retirement earlier this month.
"We welcome Trevor on our Cabinet team and appreciate him as well as Valarie and Travis for stepping into these critical leadership roles," Gov. Mike Parson said in the release. "Trevor is well-respected by his team members at DOC and among state leaders here in the Capitol. We are confident that with this team's leadership, the cultural transformation that has occurred within DOC will remain and be built upon as the department continues to be not only a state but national leader."
The release states that Foley has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Columbia College. The release also states that Foley began working at the DOC in January 2000. Foley then worked at the Missouri Senate from August 2008-18. He then went back to the DOC in August 2018 as the director of budget and finance.
“I’m grateful to Governor Parson for this opportunity to take on a new role in my service to the state of Missouri," Foley said in the release. "I hope to follow the example of excellence, innovation, and leadership set by my mentors, Anne Precythe and Matt Sturm. I will continue to advocate for the interests of corrections staff, the safety of our communities, and the needs of the people we serve.”