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Stuart Hudson Named Interim Director of The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

COLUMBUS – Today Governor John R. Kasich named Stuart Hudson to serve as interim director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, effective August 31. Hudson, who has served the department as a deputy director, replaces Gary Mohr who is leaving for a new opportunity in the criminal justice field.

“Ohio’s approach to prisons is head-and-shoulders above where it was just eight years ago and it is due in large part to the leadership of Gary Mohr, who is recognized nationally as one of the most visionary, professional and compassionate leaders serving today,” said Kasich.  “He will be missed, but I will enjoy and cherish his friendship for years to come and I wish him and his family well in this new chapter.  Not only is Ohio fortunate to have had Gary’s leadership, but we are also fortunate that he has built a strong leadership team that can take the hand-off from him.

“Stu Hudson is the right person to lead that team and the agency,” the governor said.  “Stu has contributed significantly to everything we have done, has been a valuable partner with my office and is a constructive colleague at DRC.  His experience as a parole officer, running prisons and helping to manage the agency have equipped him with what he needs for this role and I appreciate that he has taken on this new responsibility.”

Stuart Hudson currently serves as a deputy director of the department, where he oversees health care and fiscal operations. He joined the department in 1994 as a parole officer and has moved through the ranks to serve in various assignments including inspector, assistant warden and warden at several facilities.  He graduated in 1994 from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.