Tom Clements, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections passed away at his home on March 19, 2013.
Director Clements was a well-respected leader in the field of corrections. He served 31 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections in various positions, including chief state supervisor for probation and parole and, most recently, as division director for adult institutions. Mr. Clements became the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections in January of 2011.
In an e-mail to National Institute of Corrections staff, Acting Director Robert Brown said, “Tom was one of the great leaders of our business and a consummate professional. I hope that each of you in your own way will take a moment today to remember one of our finest leaders who was taken from us much too soon.”
The Colorado Department of Corrections website has posted many tributes and remembrances, including it’s own:
“Tom Clements was a thoughtful and dedicated leader. He was a visionary whose drive and commitment to the Department was contagious. He led the Department with dignity, compassion, integrity and an unyielding sense of team and family. He united the Department with a common mission, a set of values and a vision for the future. Tom empowered the Department to grow and evolve. His strategic, pragmatic approach to positive change has become our way of doing business and in his honor we will persevere.”
A public memorial service was held on March 25, 2013 in Colorado Springs to honor and remember Director Clements.
Director Clements’ obituary
For condolences: ClementsMemorialMessage@state.co.us
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