Jim Hudspeth was appointed by Executive Director Mike Haddon to the position of Deputy Executive Director in July 2018.
Hudspeth started his 35 year career in public service when he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1983 where he obtained the rank of sergeant. In 1992 he became a police officer with the Honolulu Police Department. He joined the Utah Department of Corrections in 1997 as a correctional officer at the Bonneville Community Corrections Center.
Throughout his 20-year career in corrections, Hudspeth has served as a correctional officer, probation and parole agent, investigator, investigations supervisor, Adult Probation and Parole regional administrator and law enforcement bureau chief before being appointed director of AP&P in March 2016.