Gail Rittenhouse started her career with the Arizona Department of Corrections in February 1984 and served under four ADC Directors in such diverse roles as Training Specialist; Executive Assistant to the Director; Facilities, Maintenance, and Planning Bureau Business Manager; Legal Assistant; Venture Team (a unit devoted to improving work processes) Analyst; Female Inmate Programs Coordinator; Inmate Substance Abuse Programs Administrator; Training Bureau Administrator; and Executive Administrator - Administrative Services Division. Within this span of time, from January 1990 to January 1991, she also served on a special detail to the Board of Executive Clemency as a Hearing Officer. In July 2007, Ms. Rittenhouse left ADC to join the Department of Economic Security’s Division of Benefits and Medical Eligibility as its Training Manager. She later returned to ADC where, in May 2012, she became the Division Director for Support Services, overseeing Human Resources, Staff Development and Training, and Inmate Programs, including education, pastoral services, inmate work programs, and counseling and treatment. A strong advocate for professional development, she is actively involved in the American Correctional Association and the Arizona Probation, Parole & Corrections Association. In addition to completing the Phoenix Citizen Police Academy in August 2000, she also graduated from Valley Leadership with Class XXII in 2001. Ms. Rittenhouse holds a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Western International University.