Presidency and Staff
Gary HiII is the chief executive officer of CEGA Services in Lincoln, Nebraska and president of Contact Center, Inc., a private, nonprofit, international information and referral clearinghouse working in the areas of human services, criminal justice and illiteracy. He has served as a special assistant to the associate commissioner of the U.S. Social Security Administration and has previous work experience as president of an aluminum/brass smelter and recycling company and as a commercial pilot.
Hill who was awarded the American Correctional Association’s highest award has been working in corrections since 1964. Gary has also been recognized by the International Association of Correctional Training Personnel and the International Corrections and Prisons Association. On special assignment to United Nations organizations, he has produced more than 40 draft training manuals, used to help write the formal training programs for prison worker. Individual nations have translated his work from English into Dari, Spanish, French, Somali, Portuguese, Russian, Arabic, Bosnian and Serbo-Croat. Gary is the Staff Training and Development Director of the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA). He coordinated expert participation and ancillary meetings at the last eight United Nations conferences on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice held in Italy, Cuba, Egypt, Austria, Thailand, Brazil, Qatar and Japan.
Working directly with criminal justice, refugee and human service programs throughout the world, he specializes in nations in conflict and has worked with prison staff in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Liberia, Rwanda, Lebanon, Israel and Somalia. In cooperation with the Arab Security Studies and Training Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, he wrote the handbook on the “Religious Rights, Duties and Customs of Muslim prisoners”. Gary served on the United Nations Committee of Experts which prepared the update of the United Nations Standards for the Treatment of Offenders (Mandela Rules) and the development of the standards for female offenders (the Bangkok Rules).
Gary, for the Best Practices Unit of the United Nations Office of Peacekeeping Operations reviewed the corrections activities associated with United Nations Peacekeeping and prepared a “lessons learned” document and a guidebook for use in future missions. In 2008, Gary was selected to serve on the U.S. Institute for Peace Council of Experts of the International Network to Promote the Rule of Law. In January 2017 Gary was appointed as one of 18 commissioners of the United States Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.