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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Press Release
November 3, 2015
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FDC Employees Graduate from Senior Leadership Program

TALLAHASSEE –The Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) today recognizes two staff members for their recent academic achievements in the fields of criminal justice and strategic planning. On October 30, Assistant Regional Director Joe Winkler and Warden Chris Hodgson graduated from the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program.

The program is a unique educational opportunity aimed at preparing the future leaders of Florida’s criminal justice community to create and lead meaningful change. Graduates attended classroom sessions over a ten month period, during which they completed extensive coursework on topics such as demographics, budgeting and futures forecasting.

Secretary Julie Jones said, “The Department is proud of the commitment to excellence shown by Assistant Regional Director Winkler and Warden Hodgson in graduating from the Senior Leadership Program. Their dedication to leadership is representative of the Department’s commitment to enhancing public safety through national leadership in correctional policy.”

Pictured left to right: Regional Director Mike Anderson, Deputy Secretary Ricky Dixon, Warden Chris Hodgson, Assistant Regional Director Joe Winkler, Assistant Regional Director Rodney Tomlinson and Director Richard Comerford

Pictured left to right: Regional Director Mike Anderson, Deputy Secretary Ricky Dixon, Warden Chris Hodgson, Assistant Regional Director Joe Winkler, Assistant Regional Director Rodney Tomlinson and Director Richard Comerford

For more information regarding the Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Senior Leadership Program, please visit http://bit.ly/1NNlpVw.

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