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

For Immediate Release
September 1, 2001
Contact: Pamela Walker
             (919) 716-3733

Paul Gross named agency Controller

Paul GrossRALEIGH- Secretary Theodis Beck has named Paul Gross controller for the Department, effective Sept. 1.

"Paul Gross brings many years of diverse experience to the position," said Secretary Beck. "His strong management skills will no doubt be an asset to the Department."

Gross has been acting controller since June 2000. He started his career in Correction as a probation/parole officer in Johnston County in August 1977. From there he worked his way up the ranks serving as chief probation/parole officer, chief financial officer for the Division of Alcohol and Chemical Dependency, assistant director for fiscal services in Community Corrections and assistant controller.

"I am honored and excited to be chosen for the position," said Gross. "I want to ensure we have strong internal controls to prevent fraud, abuse and waste, which in turn helps us achieve fiscal integrity for the Department."

In addition, Gross also wants to continue keeping fiscal policies and procedures up to date and make sure they are clearly written. He is supported by more than 70 permanent staff and 16 temporary or contract staff.

Gross earned both a bachelorís of science and a masterís in public administration from North Carolina State University.

He lives in Morrisville with his wife and he has two teenage sons. Gross is an avid Wolfpack fan and says he is likely to be seen at all the home football and basketball games. He also enjoys the beach, the movies and going out to eat.

Editors: A digital photo of Gross is available by calling the Public Information Office at 919-716-3700.

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