Ashburn VA, Sept. 19, 2019. The IJIS Institute – a nonprofit alliance working to promote and enable technology in the public sector and expand the use of information to maximize safety, efficiency, and productivity across several major public-sector domains, including: Criminal Justice, Public Safety, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services and Transportation – would like to congratulate our esteemed IJIS Corrections Advisory Committee Chair, Fred Roesel, for receiving the 2019 Corrections Technology Association (CTA) Leadership Award! IJIS Executive Director, Ashwini Jarral would like to express a special thank you to our alliance partner organization, CTA, for choosing Mr. Roesel for such a well-deserved honor! The CTA Leadership Award is announced at their Annual Technology Summit to acknowledge an individual who has made a significant contribution to the world of corrections. The typical recipient of this award has been in the field of corrections for over 20 years and makes contributions on a national level. This year’s award was presented to Mr. Roesel on June 2nd in Scottsdale, Arizona.
IJIS Executive Director, Ashwini Jarral , offers his sincere congratulations to Mr. Roesel and noted that “under the years of leadership Mr. Roesel has volunteered to the IJIS Institute, he has helped position IJIS as one of the leading organizations in addressing information sharing, emerging technologies and overcoming many of the challenges faced by the Correction community. He has been a leading example of the support provided to the IJIS Institute and their mission since 2011. He previously served on the Board of Directors and currently holds the Chair position for the Institute’s Corrections Advisory Committee.”
When it comes to working in corrections, there are very few individuals with a more dedicated and decorated career than Fred Roesel. From a young age, Mr. Roesel has been ingrained in the law enforcement and corrections communities. When his father was a sheriff and Roesel was home from college on the weekends, he helped by taking shifts in his county jail, handling booking, managing inmates, answering phones and dispatching calls, solidifying a deep passion for a career in this field.
More recently, Mr. Roesel spent over 30 years working for the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC). After working his way up the ladder, Mr. Roesel spent the majority of his time at the FDOC as the Division Chief of Classification and Records. In this role, Roesel had statewide oversight of the intake, classification, transfer, assignment and release of over 90,000 inmates across 75 prisons. In 2007, Mr. Roesel took his prolific experience from the public sector to Marquis Software, which is now recognized as one of the most reputable and long serving industry partners in the corrections software space. Now as a Business Architect for Marquis, he supports client relations, partnership development, implementations, corrections assessments and much more.