Eight people have been appointed to Minnesota’s Corrections Strategic Management and Operations Advisory Task Force by Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
The task force, created by the 2009 Legislature, will identify strategies and make recommendations to improve efficiency in corrections and reduce the state Department of Corrections’ inmate per diem.
The appointees are Sheldon Anderson, Bernadine Bryant, Kimberly R. Greer, William M. Hutton, Charles A. Liedtke, Robert G. McMahon, Susan E. Mills and John S. Vollum.
Anderson, of Wyoming, is mayor of that city and a licensed private investigator who owns Capital Investigations and Security Services Inc. of St. Paul. He was appointed to the task force as a private-sector representative.
Bryant, of Bloomington, has held a number of administrative positions in Minnesota colleges, including vice president of administrative services and interim president at Normandale Community College in Bloomington. She was appointed as a post-secondary education representative.
Greer, of Mankato, is an associate professor and past chair of the Department of Sociology and Corrections at Minnesota State University-Mankato. She was appointed as a post-secondary education representative.
Hutton, of Stillwater, is sheriff of Washington County. He previously was a captain with the Oakdale Police Department and executive director of the Forest Lake Area Youth Service Bureau. He was appointed to the task force as a county sheriff.
Liedtke, of Excelsior, owns Strategic Improvement Systems, a management consulting company, and is an adjunct faculty member of the Wisconsin School of Business and a research team member at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. He was appointed as a post-secondary education representative.
McMahon, of Mendota Heights, recently retired as senior vice president of property development for Target Corp. He was appointed as a private sector representative.
Mills, of Crookston, is executive director of Tri-County Community Corrections in Crookston, where she is CEO of the Northwest Regional Corrections Center. She was appointed as a community corrections or community probation office department director.
Vollum, of Carver, owns the Wellspring Group. He has worked on operational and strategic improvement projects for a number of state agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Corrections. He was appointed as a private-sector representative.
The task force consists of 15 members, eight of them appointed by the governor. The group is required to report to the governor and the Legislature by Feb. 15, 2010, and will be dissolved on June 30, 2010.