Shirley Moore Smeal selected as the 2022 AWEC Susan M. Hunter Award Recipient.

The Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC) honored Shirley Moore Smeal as the 2022 Susan M. Hunter award recipient. This prestigious award recognizes women who mentor, promote, and develop women in the corrections field. Shirley began her career in the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (PA DOC) as a secretary in 1987, and over the next three decades, succeeded in multiple positions throughout the agency, before retiring as Executive Deputy Secretary. Shirley truly made a significant impact at the agency and the corrections field, including The Moss Group, where she has been a key consultant since 2019.

Shirley has served many roles in AWEC, as the President, co-chair of the training committee, and currently on the Board of Directors. She epitomizes AWEC’s “Each One…Teach One” philosophy. As the highest-ranking female in the PA DOC for many years, she was a strong force for all staff and a mentor to many women. Today, she continues to set an example for supporting and promoting women in the corrections field.