NEWS RELEASE - Gov. Lee Names Frank Strada TDOC Commissioner
Frank Strada was appointed Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction by Governor Bill Lee effective January 9, 2023. Commissioner Strada previously served as the Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections where he oversaw prison operations, inmate programs, public affairs, facilities management, and financial services. He has 34 years of corrections management and law enforcement experience, including nearly 30 years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). Commissioner Strada provided leadership and policy direction to staff at 121 correctional institutions during his tenure with the BOP and served as a key advisor to the bureau’s director.
Commissioner Strada is a veteran of the United States Air Force.