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Veteran Law Enforcement Officer Named to State Parole Board

Press release from the Tennessee Board of Parole; October 28, 2013:

Nashville, Tennessee — Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed a law enforcement veteran to Tennessee’s parole board. Gary M. Faulcon of Nashville spent 25 years with the Metro Nashville Police Department, most recently as commander of the Bomb Squad.

Haslam said, “Mr. Faulcon’s extensive background in criminal justice will be a tremendous asset to the state. I am grateful he is willing to share that experience as a member of the Board of Parole.”

During his quarter-century with Nashville’s police department, Faulcon has been assigned to various divisions including Background and Recruitment, Criminal Investigations, Vice and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team (S.W.A.T.). He earned a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Tennessee State University in Nashville, as well as a master’s degree in Public Service Management from Cumberland University in Lebanon.

Board Chairman Richard Montgomery said, “I am pleased to see Mr. Faulcon joining the Board. His experience will be beneficial to this agency and, by extension, to the people of Tennessee.”

Faulcon’s appointment became effective on Monday, October 28, 2013, and will continue through December 31, 2017.

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Gobble Named to Board of Parole by Haslam

Press release from the Office of Tennessee gov. Bill Haslam; July 10, 2013:

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Tim Gobble of Cleveland to the state Board of Parole, filling the remainder of the term left vacant by the resignation of Charles Taylor.

Gobble’s appointment becomes effective Tuesday, July 16 and the term expires December 31, 2015.

“Tim has demonstrated his commitment and responsibility throughout an extensive career in public service, and we are fortunate to have him on the Board of Parole,” Haslam said. “I am grateful for his willingness to serve in this important capacity.”

Gobble has been interim deputy chief in the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office since May, returning after serving as deputy chief in 2010-2011. He served as city manager of East Ridge from April 2011-February 2013. Gobble was the sheriff of Bradley County from 2006-2010.

He served as director of the Cleveland/Bradley County Emergency Management Agency from 2004-2006 and was a special agent and supervisor in the United States Secret Service from 1989-2004, serving in Nashville, Houston, Washington D.C. and Chattanooga. He was a police officer in Cleveland from 1988-1989.

“I am honored to be appointed to this position by Governor Haslam, for whom I have great admiration and respect,” Gobble said. “I look forward to serving and working with Chairman Montgomery, other Parole Board members, Parole Board staff and relevant stakeholders in the effective operation of the criminal justice system.”

Haslam named Richard Montgomery chairman of the Board of Parole on July 1.

Gobble received a bachelor’s degree in government and public administration from David Lipscomb College, now Lipscomb University, in 1986. He and his wife, Christie, have been married 25 years and have two daughters and one son.

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Montgomery Named Chair of Parole Board

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; July 1, 2013:

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Richard Montgomery as chairman of the Board of Parole. Montgomery replaces Charles Traughber who retired last week after serving nearly 40 years on the board, much of that time as chairman.

“I am grateful for Chairman Traughber’s many years of service and dedication to our state,” Haslam said. “His experience and counsel was extremely helpful as we restructured the board to transition probation services to the Department of Correction to provide a more seamless and accountable process.

“Richard will do an outstanding job for the citizens of Tennessee in this new role,” Haslam continued. “His passion for the citizens and welfare of this state are well known, and he has the right balance of compassion and common sense to lead this important organization.”

Montgomery, 66, was appointed to the Board of Parole in January. Prior to that, he served 14 years in the General Assembly representing Sevier County. He served as chairman of the House Education Committee and was a member of other key committees including the House Commerce Committee, the Select Committee on Corrections Oversight, the Calendar and Rules Committee, the Joint Lottery Scholarship Committee, the Joint Education Oversight Committee, the Joint Workers’ Compensation Oversight Committee, and the Select Committee on Children and Youth.

“I am extremely humbled and honored to be selected by the governor to chair this important board,” Montgomery said. “I feel fortunate to be working alongside such dedicated and knowledgeable staff and board members. It is a tremendous privilege to be able to serve the citizens of Tennessee in this capacity.”

Montgomery is retired from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was operations manager for UT-Battelle for 27 years. He has also served on the Sevier County Board of Education along with several other community boards.

A graduate of Hiawassee Junior College and the University of Tennessee, Montgomery received the Gordon Fee Leadership in Education Award in 2012 from the Tennessee Business Roundtable. He also received the 2012 Leader in Education Legislative Award from the Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents. In 2010, he was named Legislator of the Year by the Tennessee Hospitality Association, and the Tennessee County Officials Association named him Legislator of
the Year in 2002.

Montgomery and his wife, Ann, live in Sevierville and have a grown daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Monte Miller, and a granddaughter, Josephine Clair.