Nate Thomas was named the Director of the Training Division at the Utah Department of Corrections in November 2023.
He brings 17 years of experience to the role. He began as a Correctional Officer at the Central Utah Correctional Facility, progressing to Case Manager before serving as an Adult Probation & Parole Agent in Region 4 and the Re-entry team.
Thomas’ leadership efforts continued as a Supervisor for Region 3, overseeing the Treatment Resource Center.
He moved to the Division of Prison Operations as a Deputy Warden with the Inmate Placement Program before becoming a Deputy Warden at the Utah State Correctional Facility, where he oversaw housing units with a focus on structured housing, the intake process, mental health treatment, and the infirmary.
In April 2023, he was named Chief of Region IV for AP&P before taking over the Training Division.
Thomas has a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and proficiency in Persian-Farsi and Afghan-Dari. He served four years as a Persian-Farsi Cryptological Linguist in the Utah Air National Guard.