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DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
Michael F. Easley, Governor           Theodis Beck, Secretary

For Immediate Release
October 15, 2001
Contact: Keith Acree
             (919) 716-3727

Anderson named superintendent at Foothills Correctional Institution

Ricky AndersonMORGANTON Ė Correction Secretary Theodis Beck has named Ricky Anderson as the new correctional administrator at Foothills Correctional Institution effective October 15.

"Ricky Anderson has been a strong leader during his many years in prison programs and operations," said Secretary Beck. "His skills and leadership abilities will serve him well as he leads the staff at Foothills."

Anderson joined the department in 1979 as a correctional officer at Wayne Correctional Center in Goldsboro. In 1983, he was promoted to program assistant at Greene Correctional Center in Maury and then to program supervisor. He moved to Caledonia Correctional Institution in Tillery as a program director and was named assistant superintendent for programs there in 1992. In 1994, he joined the team that opened Marion Correctional Institution and has served since then as Marionís assistant superintendent for custody and operations.

"I believe the work we do makes a positive difference to the citizens of North Carolina," said Anderson. "I look forward to working with the staff at Foothills and the people of Burke County."

Anderson is a graduate of Greene Central High School and he attended Lenoir Community College and East Carolina University. He is also a graduate of the departmentís Correctional Leadership Development Program.

Anderson lives in Marion with his wife Kim, who works as an administrative assistant at Mountain View Correctional Institution. They have two daughters, Kylie, 20, and Kasi, a senior at McDowell High School.

Anderson replaces Toney Stamey who retired.

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