Governor Chris Sununu has named a former district court judge who also worked as a prosecutor and public defender to lead New Hampshire's adult parole board.
Jennifer Sargent joined the parole board last month. On January 15, she'll succeed former House Speaker Donna Sytek as its chair.
The board typically meets a few days each month and holds close to 2000 individual hearings a year.
In a statement, Sununu said he was confident Sargent's varied experience will "help usher in a new era at the Parole Board."