Governor Dave Heineman today announced the appointment of Michael L. Kenney of Lincoln as Director of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Kenney, 60, has served as Warden of the Omaha Correctional Center since 2010.
Prior to that Kenney served as Warden of the Nebraska Correctional Youth facility in Omaha where he provided oversight for a 100 bed violent youth facility. He also served as Warden of the Nebraska State Penitentiary from 1999 to 2006 where he provided executive oversight, leadership and management.
Kenney’s salary is set at $115,000.
Kenney replaces Bob Houston who retired earlier this month.