Acting Commissioner/Deputy Commissioner
Ronald Taylor began his career with the State of Alaska in 1990, as an Adult Probation Officer and later Program Manager for the Alaska Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) in the Department of Health & Social Services.
In 2008, he joined the Department of Corrections as the Executive Director of the Alaska Board of Parole and subsequently became the Director for the Division of Probation & Parole. In this role, he focused his attention on implementing evidence based practices designed to improve community supervision outcomes by focusing on probationer/parolee success. As Deputy Commissioner of Reentry and Population Management, he will expand these efforts by ensuring a seamless transition from institution to probation/parole supervision and ultimately the community. He will also oversee inmate institutional habilitative programs, Chaplaincy Services, and serves as liaison to the criminal justice system.
Ron is a graduate from the University of Florida, and a passionate Gator fan!
Remond, a Certified Public Accountant with a Masterís degree in Business Administration, has 33 years of experience in accounting, budgeting and financial management including 7 years in private industry with international CPA firms and an international housing development corporation in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. He also has 26 years of experience with the State of Alaska. He earned a BA in Accounting from Central Washington University and earned his MBA at the University of Alaska Southeast. Remondís parents moved from Los Angeles to Ketchikan in 1959 where he grew up and went to high school playing basketball as a Kayhi King. He graduated with honors and pursued a degree in accounting at Central Washington University where he received the first scholarship ever granted by the Washington Society of CPAs. Additionally, he received an athletic scholarship as a walk on basketball player on the Central Washington Wildcatís basketball team.
He began his career with the state in 1982 as an Internal Auditor with the Department of Community & Regional Affairs (DCRA) and was promoted to the position of Director of Administrative Services in 1984. He served as the Director of Administrative Services at DCRA for 15 years and subsequently held positions as the Director of Administrative Services for the Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Deputy Director of the Division of General Services for the Department of Administration. Throughout his career Remond has gained an extensive amount of experience in the areas of financial management and budgeting, accounting and administrative controls, auditing and audit resolution, the state budgeting process, legislative testimony, state procurement and contracting procedures and human resource management. His experience in these areas are beneficial in his position as the Deputy Commissioner of Administration for the department.