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  • Executive Director

    Ashley Koonce

    Ashley Koonce joined the Correctional Management Institute of Texas (CMIT) in March of 2015, and was named the Secretariat for the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI). In this role, she provided administrative support to the Executive Director and Executive Committee. Her duties included conference planning support, membership management, assisting with financial matters, along with other duties as needed. Ashley was appointed as Executive Director of the association in December of 2018.

    Prior to working for CMIT, Ashley worked for the Rehabilitation Programs Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for six years, where she coordinated volunteer efforts to assist with the rehabilitation of offenders. In this position, she managed multiple special projects and helped to implement and execute legislative efforts throughout the agency. Ashley worked with facilities, agencies, and government officials to review and put into operation incoming offender rehabilitation programs to ensure they were evidence-based programs, and that legal and ethical standards were met. She also worked with the Capital Improvements Review Committee to partner with volunteer and non-profit agencies to provide unit chapels and facility improvements across the state.

    Ashley received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2009, and Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Management in 2018, from Sam Houston State University. Currently, Ashley works as Project Coordinator at CMIT and in this role she facilitates the Wardens Peer Interaction Program in coordination with the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents (NAAWS) and the CMIT Annual Gangs Conference. She also serves as the Executive Director of the Texas Corrections Association (TCA).