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Corrections Director Max Williams Leaves for the Oregon Community Foundation
News Release from: Oregon Dept. of Corrections
Posted: November 15th, 2011 8:54 AM
 Corrections Director Max Williams Leaves for the Oregon Community Foundation
At the end of the year, Director Max Williams will resign from his position with the Oregon Department of Corrections (DOC) to assume his new role with the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). Williams has been appointed president of that foundation. The OCF is Oregon's largest foundation with over $1 billion and 1,700 funds under management.
"OCF plays an incredible role in helping improve the lives of Oregonians through philanthropy," said Williams. "I'm excited to apply my experience in the private, public and nonprofit sectors to the challenges that Oregon faces today and in the future."
Director Williams has served the department and the state since 2004 when he was appointed to the position by Governor Ted Kulongoski.
"On behalf of all Oregonians I want to thank Max for his service to the state," said Governor Kitzhaber.  "Max is a tremendous leader, and Oregon will continue to benefit from his vision and dedication in his new role at the Oregon Community Foundation."
Prior to serving in the leadership role for DOC, Williams' background includes a distinguished career in the Oregon Legislature where he represented Tigard for three terms, and a 12-year career as an attorney with Miller Nash, LLP. He has a long history of volunteerism and service on various nonprofit boards.
While in his role of the Director of DOC, Williams served as the Chair for the Governor's Reentry Council; chaired the Public Safety Reset Cabinet, and has taken on numerous leadership roles with national public safety organizations such as the Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) and the National Institute of Corrections' (NIC).
Contact Info: Jennifer Black, DOC - 503-569-3318 Joan Vallejo, OCF - 503-227-6846