NOVEMBER 30, 2023

 — Today, Governor Mike Parson announced that Trevor Foley will serve as Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC). Foley's appointment will become effective December 6 upon Director Anne Precythe's departure from state government. Valarie Moseley and Travis Terry will serve as DOC Deputy Directors.  

"We welcome Trevor on our Cabinet team and appreciate him as well as Valarie and Travis for stepping into these critical leadership roles," Governor Parson said. "Trevor is well-respected by his team members at DOC and among state leaders here in the Capitol. We are confident that with this team's leadership, the cultural transformation that has occurred within DOC will remain and be built upon as the department continues to be not only a state but national leader." 

“I’m grateful to Governor Parson for this opportunity to take on a new role in my service to the state of Missouri," Trevor Foley said. "I hope to follow the example of excellence, innovation, and leadership set by my mentors, Anne Precythe and Matt Sturm. I will continue to advocate for the interests of corrections staff, the safety of our communities, and the needs of the people we serve.”

“Throughout his time in the department, Trevor Foley has proven himself as an effective problem solver, a strategic thinker, and a forward-thinking leader," DOC Director Anne Precythe said. "He has been instrumental in shaping our vision for a better Department of Corrections, and I’m confident that he will see it through. The department is in good hands.”

Foley began his career with the Missouri Department of Corrections as a budget analyst in January 2000 and had been promoted to budget analyst III by May 2001. In August 2008, he accepted a position with the Missouri State Senate as an appropriations analyst. He was promoted to Assistant Director of the Senate Appropriations Staff Office in July 2015. Foley left the Senate and returned to the Department of Corrections as the Director of Budget and Finance in August 2018.

Foley holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Columbia College.