Governor Doug Ducey's office has named Joe Profiri the new acting director of the AZ Department of Corrections.
Profiri was the agency’s deputy director and will temporarily replace his boss, Charles Ryan, who resigned last month after an ABC15 investigation.
Profiri will hold the position temporarily as the national search for a permanent replacement continues.
BREAKING: Governor Doug Ducey's office has named Joe Profiri the new acting director of the AZ Dept. of Corrections.
Profiri was the deputy director and replaces his boss Charles Ryan.
The national search for a permanent replacement continues.
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“The role of Director is a position we take seriously, and we are currently conducting a national search to ensure we select the best leader for the Department of Corrections moving forward,” according to an email sent by Gilbert Davidson, the Governor’s Chief of Operations. “During this time, Deputy Director Joe Profiri will temporarily serve as Acting Director.”
This is a developing story. Stay with ABC15 and abc15.com for updates.