Board of Parole Names New Executive Director

Friday, November 30, 2012 | 02:56pm

Nashville -- The Tennessee Board of Parole has selected David Liner of Nashville as its new Executive Director. Liner, who joined the Board in February of this year as its Legislative Liaison, has extensive federal government and private sector management experience, including a four-year stint as Chief of Staff of the Peace Corps.

Board Chairman Charles Traughber said, “The Board is impressed with the scope of Mr. Liner’s experience. He knows how to manage people, and how to get results. He has been an asset to the Board since his arrival, and we are confident he will be an even greater asset as he manages the day-to-day operations of this agency.”

Liner, a native of Chattanooga, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He began his career as personal assistant to former U. S. Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee. He subsequently worked in management posts for both the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as for the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID), where he served as both Congressional Liaison Officer and as Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the agency’s Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs. As Chief of Staff at the Peace Corps, he managed operations comprised of more than 800 U. S. staff, 2,000 host country national staff and 8,000 volunteers in over 70 countries around the world.

“I am honored that the Board chose me for this post,” Liner said. “This is a great organization with an extremely talented staff and a very important public safety mission. I am committed to building on BOP’s strengths to make sure Tennessee has the best parole agency in the nation.”

The Board of Parole is an independent seven-member board whose members are appointed by the Governor. The Board is charged with the responsibility of deciding which eligible felony offenders will be granted parole and released from incarceration to community-based supervision. Its members also review clemency matters for the Governor.