PHOENIX — On Monday, Governor Doug Ducey announced the appointment of David Shinn as the director of the Arizona Department of Corrections. Shinn currently serves as the Assistant Director for the Program Review Division of the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C.
Shinn has served as the Assistant Director of the Program Review Division for the Federal Bureau of Prisons. In this position, he was responsible for leading the internal and external audit divisions where he provided oversight of more than 575 audits annually and developed training objectives for supervisors, managers and executives. Shinn also participated in the selection of Chief Executive Officers for 122 institutions across the country and served as Director of the Bureau’s Equal Employment Opportunity program, where he engaged with staff to help resolve concerns brought forward by any of the Bureau’s more than 38,000 employees.
Shinn has also served as Chief Executive Officer for the Federal Correctional Complex in Victorville, California as well as the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles and the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu before that. In these roles, Shinn provided fiscal and operational leadership, implemented innovative programs and trained staff in enhanced security, mental health management procedures and more.
Before joining the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Shinn served in the United States Marine Corps from 1987 to 1991.
His first day as director will be October 21, 2019.