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  • Name: Leann Bertsch

    Job Title: Former Director

    Company Name: ND DOC

    Bio: Leann K. Bertsch has served as the Director of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation since July 2005. Prior to serving as Director, Bertsch served as the Commissioner of the North Dakota Department of Labor. Prior to entering state government, Bertsch worked as a state court prosecutor and as a legal aid attorney. As Director, Bertsch has worked to reform the North Dakota corrections system from one that is focused on punishment, monitoring and compliance to a system that is focused on repairing the harm that crime causes for individuals, families and communities.

    Bio 2: Bertsch serves on the Board of International Corrections and Prison Association, the Advisory Board of the Prison Fellowship Warden’s Exchange, and the Executive Committee of the Association of Women Executives in Corrections. Bertsch served as the President of the Association of State Correctional Administrators from 2014 through 2018. Bertsch was awarded the Tom Clements Award for Innovation in Corrections by her peers in 2016.