Heidi Lackner, 53, of Mokelumne Hill has been appointed warden at the Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown where she has served as acting warden since 2012 and was chief deputy administrator from 2011-12.
She was correctional administrator at Mule Creek State Prison in Ione from 2004-11 and held multiple positions at Folsom State Prison from 1998-2004. Lackner was correctional business manager at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center in Galt from 1995-98 and staff services manager at California State Prison, Solano, from 1993-95.
She held multiple positions at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation headquarters from 1985-93, including labor relations specialist and staff services manager.
Lackner earned a master of arts degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.
This position does not require Senate confirmation, and the compensation is $130,668. Lackner is a Republican.