Steve Gehrke was named Director of Quality and Process Improvement in December 2014 and Director of Administrative Services in October 2016. In these capacities, Steve helps the Department identify efficiencies and optimize the effectiveness of taxpayer dollars as part of the State's SUCCESS Initiative. Steve helps to coordinate a multi-stakeholder push to smooth the transition process for offenders as they leave prison and re-enter our communities. As Director of Administrative Services, he oversees staff who deal with Records, GRAMA (public records requests), Fleet, offender grievances and disciplinary appeals.
Steve formerly served as the Department's public information officer (2009-2014). He worked as a journalist at The Salt Lake Tribune and was an intern reporter in the Washington, D.C., Bureau of London's The Telegraph.
Steve attended the University of Utah where he earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration, Bachelor's Degrees in Political Science and Communication, and minored in Middle East and International Studies.