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New Deputy Warden of Administration

Timothy C. Ward
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January 23, 2019

New Deputy Warden of Administration

Sherryl Blair Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Interim Commissioner Timothy C. Ward announced the promotion of Sherryl Blair to deputy warden of administration at Dodge State Prison, effective January 16, 2019. In this role, Blair will be responsible for overseeing the business office, property/supply operations and food service departments at the facility which houses approximately 1,236 male offenders.

“Blair has proven herself to be a valuable member of the team” Ward said. “Her experience with the department and in business administration will serve her and the staff at Dodge SP well.”

Blair began her career with the department in 2007 as a correctional officer at Burruss Correctional Training Center (CTC).  In 2010, she was promoted to an accountant paraprofessional with the Consolidated Banking Unit (CBU) and in 2015 transferred to the Accounts Payable Unit as an accounts payable paraprofessional.  In 2016, Blair was promoted to an administrative assistant III (supervisor) in the Consolidated Banking Unit.  She received a promotion in 2017 to a  business support analyst I position with the Office of Professional Standards. In 2018, Blair transferred to Burruss CTC as the business manager, where she currently serves.

Blair received her associate degree in social welfare from Macon State University and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Reinhardt University. She is currently enrolled in Command College through Columbus State University, pursuing a master’s degree in public safety administration.  She has completed the following departmental training: Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, the Professional Management Program through Columbus State University, Deputy Warden Assessment, Supervision I, II, & III.  Blair has received her GAAP Certification and GCPA Certification. 


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