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August 2020

Billy Hirsch Named Director of Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Logistics

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is pleased to announce the appointment of Billy Hirsch as Director of the Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Logistics Division effective September 1, 2020.

Mr. Hirsch began his career with the TDCJ in 1986 working as a Correctional Officer at the Estelle Unit. Mr. Hirsch promoted through the security ranks and served as Warden at the Goree Unit and later as Warden for the Wynne Unit. In 2014, he was promoted to Deputy Division Director for the Private Facility Contract Monitoring Oversight Division. In 2016, Billy was promoted to his most recent position as Deputy Director, Prison and Jail Operations for the Correctional Institutions Division. Mr. Hirsch holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University.

Mr. Hirsch’s proven leadership and wealth of experience will serve the agency well in this new capacity. Please join us in congratulating him in this new role and offering your support as he assumes this key leadership position within the TDCJ.