North Carolina Department of Correction news release

Gov. Jim Hunt names new management team at Correction

FEBRUARY 19, 1997

Raleigh - Gov. Jim Hunt announced his new top team at the N.C. Department of Correction today saying these career state employees will help build on the efforts to put violent inmates in prison longer and to make them work.

Among the appointments was Theodis Beck, the first African-American to be named deputy secretary for the department. Beck, the former director of the Division of Adult Probation and Parole, will report to R. Mack Jarvis who was sworn into office as secretary of the Department of Correction Jan. 21. In addition to Beck, several new directors were appointed.

"This team of dedicated, knowledgeable career employees will help us continue our goal to build an even better Department of Correction," Hunt said. "These people know how the Department of Correction works, they know what to do to get the job done right, and they are committed to making sure the department serves the citizens of this state well."

Robert Guy, former deputy director of the Division of Adult Probation and Parole, replaces Beck as director. Dan Stieneke was named director of the Division of Prisons, replacing Lynn Phillips who was promoted to an assistant secretary. Dan Lilly, a staff training manager, replaces Dan Stieneke as director of the Office of Staff Training and Development.

Sam Newman, head of the department's auditing section, was named the department controller. Charles Owens, internal affairs director, is the new director of audits.

"These career employees have proven themselves again and again, Jarvis said. "I feel confident in working to meet the governor's agenda with the naming of this strong team."Jarvis himself is well familiar with correction operations being the state's first correctional officer to rise through the ranks to head one of the largest departments in state government.

Theodis BeckTheodis Beck - A native of Asheville, Beck started working in 1975 as a probation and parole officer and was one of the first intensive probation and parole officers. He was named director of the Division of Adult Probation and Parole Jan. 1, 1995. Beck, the first African-American to head the division, is also the first African-American to be a deputy secretary for the correction department. He is a 1970 graduate of N.C. Central University.
Robert GuyRobert Lee Guy - Born in Harnett County and reared in Cumberland County, Guy started working as a probation officer in Fayetteville in 1978. He became the Greenville branch manager in 1987 and was promoted to assistant director of the Division of Adult Probation and Parole in 1993 and deputy director in 1995. He is a 1977 graduate of East Carolina University.
Lynnn PhillipsLynn Phillips - Born in Roanoke Rapids, Phillips grew up in Northhampton County and Franklin, Va. He started working for the Department of Correction in 1967 as a classification interviewer at Central Prison. He later was named acting area administrator for the North Central Area, chief of Programs for the Division of Prisons, then assistant director, deputy director and director of the division. He is a 1967 graduate of East Carolina University.
Dan SteinekeDan Stieneke - A native of Alta, Iowa, Stieneke started working with the Department of Correction as a staff psychologist at Harnett Youth Institution in 1974, was superintendent of Western Youth Center in 1977, and district manager in the North Piedmont Area in 1987, and director of staff training in 1992. He is a 1972 graduate of Central Missouri State University and received a masters in 1974.
Dan LillyDan Lilly - A Raleigh native, Lilly started working for the Department of Correction in June, 1969 as a correctional officer at Triangle Correctional Center where he was promoted to a rehabilitation counselor, then a program supervisor. He became a trainer for the Office of Staff Development and Training, then chief of Classification for personnel, and his most recent job as manager of in-service training. Lilly is a 1969 graduate of St. Augustine's College.

Sam Newman - A Burlington native, Newman was manager of Internal Auditing since April, 1996. Prior to that time, he had been with the N.C. State Auditor's Office since 1970 in various management positions. He graduated in 1969 from N.C. State University.

Charles Owens - A native of Pitt County, Owens began working for the State Auditor's Office in 1969 and came to the Department of Correction as internal affairs director in Nov. 1996. He is a graduate of Atlantic Christian College.