Women’s History Month spotlight: A closer look at a correctional business manager
Correctional Business Manager (CBM) Kristina Arroyo helps fulfill CDCR’s mission by making sure support staff can do their jobs. Through her efforts, the next generation of correctional officers are able to learn in a functioning facility. She’s the CBM at the Richard A. McGee Correctional Training Center in Galt.
What is the role of a Correctional Business Manager within CDCR?
We oversee all things related to business services. These areas include Budgets, Procurement, Warehouse, Janitorial, Personnel, and Culinary.
How has your previous experience prepared you for your position with CDCR?
Prior to being the CBM here at the training academy, I was the Budget Manager at the Academy for seven years, and a Budget Analyst at the Training Center and DJJ for four4 years.
Keeping well informed on the Budget was very important to me, so I became very familiar with Personnel and Procurement areas to make my Budget Manager job that much easier.
Can you share a piece of advice that you would like to give to other women that has helped you throughout your career?
Honestly, always be yourself and do not treat people based on the classifications they hold. If you make a mistake, own up to it. If your team makes a mistake, own up to it. No matter what position you hold, you are never so high that you cannot admit your mistakes. This way, your staff will learn from you. Finally, never ask your team to do anything that you wouldn’t do. I guess that was three pieces of advice.
By Brittney Falcon, Office of Public and Employee Communications
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