HARRISBURG, Pa., March 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Wolf today announced the appointment of Leo L. Dunn as chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. Dunn has served as a Board Member since December and replaces Michael L. Green, who was chairman since October 2015 and finished his term on March 15.
"I have great confidence in Chairman Dunn's ability to serve the Commonwealth and have faith that he will provide exemplary leadership in this role," Governor Wolf said. "I thank Michael Green for his dedicated service to the Board and more than 40 years in public service."
Biography of Leo Dunn: Mr. Dunn was nominated to the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole on October 19, 2015 and was confirmed by the State Senate on December 9, 2015. He is the first openly gay Board Member.
In 2007, Dunn received a J.D. cum laude from Widener University School of Law Harrisburg and three Bachelor of Science degrees from Penn State University in 1987. He had a solo law practice and was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Widener University.
Dunn has served the citizens of the Commonwealth for over 26 years for two state agencies. He was appointed Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs for the Board of Probation and Parole in 2012 after working nine years as an assistant director. Prior to working for the Board, Mr. Dunn spent 15 years with the Department of Agriculture serving in various roles. He was instrumental in the original development of the PA Preferred Program.
He has served as a member of the Juvenile Act Advisory Committee, the Homeless Program Coordination Committee, the Mental Health Justice Advisory Committee at the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and as chair of the GLBT Rights Committee and as a Council Member for the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Corrections System Committee.
Mr. Dunn is a northern Pennsylvania native.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole