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For Immediate Release

New Deputy Director of the Administration and Finance Division Named - Alan Watson Promoted

FORSYTH, GA. — Georgia Department of Corrections Commissioner Homer Bryson announced the promotion of Alan Watson to Deputy Director of the Administration and Finance Division effective June 1, 2015. As Division Deputy Director, Watson will be responsible for assisting the Assistant Commissioner of Administration and Finance in the day-to-day operations of all aspects of the division.

“Alan has dedicated 16 years of his service to the state of Georgia,” said Commissioner Bryson. “I am confident that his experience will be of benefit in his new role.”

Watson began his career with the state, in 1999, as a Budget Analyst with the Legislative Budget Office. In 2001, he accepted the position of Budget Officer with the Department of Motor Vehicle Safety and served in this capacity until 2005, when he accepted the position of the Director of Customer Service Licensing and Records Division with the Department of Driver Services. In 2013, Watson was named Accounting Director for the Department of Driver Services, where he served until he accepted the position of Budget Director with the Georgia Department of Corrections in 2015.

Watson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Georgia and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. While working with the state, he received a certificate in Governmental Accounting, Management Development, and Leadership Development from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government.

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 55,000 state prisoners and more than 160,000 probationers.  It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.

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