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December 31, 2008

Andrew Pallito named as Corrections Commissioner

Montpelier, VT – Today Governor Jim Douglas announced the appointment of Andrew Pallito as the new Commissioner of Corrections. Pallito will replace Rob Hofmann, who recently moved to head the Agency of Human Services.

“Andy has been a reliable leader who is well versed in the difficult and complex issues facing the Department of Corrections,” said Governor Jim Douglas. “He has been a key leader in the restructuring of the department, and the heightened emphasis on public safety,” he said.

AHS Secretary Hofmann added; “Working closely with Andy for the past four years I have seen first hand his common sense, integrity and ability to provide calm and effective leadership when faced with volatile and challenging issues.”

A 2005 graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute at the Snelling Center for Government, Pallito has been with the DOC since 2001. Until 2006, he served as the Management Executive and was responsible for the finance, information technology and training needs (including the Vermont Correctional Academy) of the Department. Since 2006, Pallito has served as the Deputy Commissioner and has had responsibility for all DOC operational functions.

Pallito has worked for the State of Vermont since 1992 and holds a bachelor's degree from Saint Peter's College in New Jersey.

As Pallito has been acting as Interim Commissioner, the new position is effective immediately.

Source: Office of the Governor
Last Updated at: December 31, 2008 09:15:01