Reeves appoints Belk as chairman of State Parole Board

January 4, 2022 GMT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday announced the appointment of Jeffery Belk as chairman of the State Parole Board.

Belk, of Vancleave, Mississippi, took over the role Jan. 1. He replaces Steven Pickett, who retired on Dec. 31.

“Jeffery’s experience in both the public and private sector makes him a prime candidate to serve as Chairman of the State Parole Board,” Reeves said in a news release. “I look forward to seeing Jeffery’s efficient and effective management of the Board and thank him for stepping up to serve Mississippians.”

Belk retired from Chevron as a project procurement manager and currently works on various projects as a consultant. He has also served as chairman of the state Public Procurement Board and as vice chairman of the state Personal Service Contract Review Board.