Governor Names New Parole Chair

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today appointed Richard Montgomery as chairman of the state Board of Parole. Montgomery replaces Charles Traughber who retired last week after serving nearly 40 years on the board. 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. While in the legislature, he served as chair of the House Education Committee. He is retired from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he was an operations manager for 27 years. Read more from the governor’s announcement.