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Craig Penet, National President

In January of 1995, I was appointed as a U.S. Probation Officer in the Northern District of New York; promoted to Senior U.S. Probation Officer/Team Leader & Sentencing Guideline Specialist in April of 1999; and promoted to Supervising U.S. Probation Officer in August of 2003. As a supervisor, I have had oversight of a combined presentence and pretrial investigation unit in the Albany office. During my career in Northern New York I have served as assistant firearms instructor and a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management team.

Eileen Vodak, Vice President

My name is Eileen Vodak and I have been the Great Lakes Regional President since December 2013, and a member of FPPOA for 17 years.  I am a Supervising US Probation Officer in the Eastern District of Wisconsin where I have worked since August 1999.  I worked in the pretrial and presentence areas until I was promoted in December 2012.  I now supervise officers in pretrial, presentences, and supervision.

Jacquelyn Carroll, Secretary

I have been employed as a United States Probation Officer for nearly twenty-five years, having been hired in February of 1992.  During this amazing career, I have served as a supervision officer, a presentence writer, an Intensive Supervision Specialist and a Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer.  The majority of my career was spent in the District of Connecticut and in October 2015, I was given the opportunity to transfer to the Middle District of Florida and continue my role as a Supervisory U.S. Probation Officer.

Amy Kord, Treasurer

I was appointed a United States Probation Officer in July of 2003 and have been in the Presentence Investigations Unit since that time. In July of 2012, I became a Sentencing Guideline Specialist. I have a Bachelor of Criminal Justice, a Bachelor of Arts - Sociology, and a Master of Criminal Justice, and I am currently a part-time student working toward a Master of Accountancy degree. I am a member of the Financial Investigations Committee and a district peer trainer for PSX, and I have been a member of FPPOA since 2010.

Jimmy Poe, Newsletter Editor

In February 2014, I was appointed as a United States Probation Officer in the Middle District of Georgia. I currently work in the Supervision Unit. Prior to US Probation, I worked nine years for the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Department - Pretrial Services Division in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have a Bachelor of Science - Political Science from East Carolina University and a Master of Business Administration from Pfeiffer University. I am a Firearms Instructor, Safety Instructor, a member of the Search and Seizure Team.

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Thomas Gahl Video

On September 22nd, 1986 Tom Gahl became the first United States Probation Officer to be killed in the line of duty. This video commemorates the 25th anniversary of his death.