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PRESS RELEASE: Alfred Smack Named Superintendent at Cedar Creek Corrections Center

Released May 23, 2019

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DOC Communications

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Cedar Creek Superintendent Alfred Smack (DOC Communications)

TUMWATER – Alfred “Al” Smack has been appointed by Assistant Secretary Robert Herzog as the superintendent of Cedar Creek Corrections Center in Littlerock, Wash. effective Saturday, June 1, 2019. Smack has approximately 23 years of experience within the correctional field and 19 of those years within the Washington Department of Corrections.

“While progressing through the custody ranks, Al has consistently maintained a focus on security operations and management, safe and secure facilities, and individual safety,” stated Assistant Secretary Herzog. “Throughout his career, he has gained extensive experience with managing specialty teams, incident management, and emergency response. Al strives to lead by example and promotes a positive working environment. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role as superintendent.”

Smack began his career with the Tennessee Department of Corrections in 1996 as a correctional officer, and was hired in 2000 as a correctional officer at the Washington Corrections Center in Shelton, Wash. He has held a variety of positions including correctional officer, sergeant, and lieutenant at Washington Corrections Center, captain at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center, and associate superintendent for custody and operations at Washington Corrections Center. In April 2018, Smack accepted the role of the agency’s security and emergency management administrator.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 2014 from Purdue University Global.

Smack takes over from David Flynn, who has accepted the position of CEO of the Washington Department of Social and Health Services’ Special Commitment Center on McNeil Island, Wash.