Kimberly Holland, 53, of Bakersfield, has been appointed warden at the California Correctional Institution at Tehachapi.
She has served as acting warden since 2012 at CCI and chief deputy warden since 2009.
Holland has also worked at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison as a correctional administrator from 2006 to 2009 and a correctional lieutenant from 2000 to 2004.
She worked at North Kern State Prison as a correctional captain from 2004 to 2006 and correctional sergeant from 1993 to 2000, and was a correctional officer at Avenal State Prison from 1989 to 1993.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $130,668. Holland is a Republican.