Gabrelle Simmons Appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles

On Friday, the Bureau’s Board Operations Director Gabrelle Simmons was appointed by Gov. Kay Ivey to the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles.

“I’m excited about my new position,” said Simmons. “I’ve worked the majority of my career in conjunction with the Board. Public safety is first and foremost to me, and I plan to look at each file on an individual basis to make an informed decision using my knowledge and experience with adult probation and parole.”

Simmons has proudly been serving the Bureau since 2004. She became the Director of Board Operations in October 2020. She began her career as a Probation and Parole Officer at the Montgomery Field Office. In 2006, she was promoted to Senior Probation and Parole Officer at the Birmingham Field Office. She returned to Montgomery in 2009 to serve in Board Operations with the Final Review Unit. She was promoted to manager of the Docket Unit in 2013.

“On behalf of the Board, we are excited to have Gabrelle Simmons joining the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles,” said Chair Leigh Gwathney. “We are grateful for the experience she brings and look forward to her addition to the Board.”

Bureau Director Cam Ward said, “Over the last three years I have had the honor of working closely with Gabrelle at the Bureau of Pardons and Paroles. Not only is she highly qualified for this appointment, she will also be hardworking and fair in her new role.”

The Board Operations Director position will be filled at a later date, and details will follow in a future news release.