Anne Precythe
Director, Missouri DOC
Jefferson City, MO.

Missouri Governor Eric R. Greitens nominated Anne L. Precythe to the Director of the Department of Corrections on December 23, 2016.  The nomination was confirmed on February 9, 2017. Precythe became the seventh director to lead the department since Corrections became its own cabinet-level state agency in 1981.

 As Director of Corrections, Precythe is responsible for the 21 adult correctional facilities, six community supervision centers, a community release center, and more than 40 probation and parole offices across the State of Missouri. This includes more than 11,000 staff, 59,000 probationers and parolees, and more than 30,000 inmates.

 Precythe brings over 30 years of service as a corrections professional into her role as director. Before becoming the second woman director for the Missouri Department of Corrections, Precythe served as the Director of Community Corrections in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

 Anne L. Precythe began her career with the Division of Community Corrections in North Carolina as a Probation/Parole Officer in Duplin County in 1988.  During her career in North Carolina she served in many capacities and was appointed the first female Director of Community Corrections in 2013.

 In 1999, Anne transitioned into a Quality Assurance role where she assisted managers in using data to manage operations and in 2003, was promoted to Lead Community Corrections Analyst supervising all quality assurance personnel and leading the agency in effective case management strategies.

 In January 2006, Director Precythe was promoted to the position of Interstate Compact Administrator and named Deputy Commissioner to the Interstate Compact. In 2007, Anne became a national trainer with the Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision office out of Kentucky. She was an active member of the National Commission Executive Committee, having served as the Chair of both the Technology & Training and Public Relations Committees. 

 In January 2010, she assumed the responsibility of EBP Project Implementation Manager for the Division of Community Corrections and in August 2011, became the Supervision Services Administrator which included oversight of the sex offender management program, technology services, in-service training and all DCC programs (TECS, Transitional Housing, Community Intervention Centers, DART, Black Mountain, Drug Screening and labs, etc) and services.

Anne has served on various councils and commissions throughout her career.  She was a long standing member of the North Carolina Probation/Parole Association and continues to support the Correctional Peace Officer Foundation.  In 2015, Anne was appointed by United States Attorney, Eric Holder to the National Institute of Corrections Advisory Board, representing all of Community Corrections across the country.  In 2018, Director Precythe was elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Association of State Correctional Administrators.  In 2019, Director Precythe was invited to serve on the Council of State Governments Advisory Board. 

Anne is married with two married daughters and three grandsons.  During her spare time she enjoys golfing and spending time with family.