Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Atlanta – The Department of Corrections honored Francine Scott as Headquarters Employee of the Year at the Sixth Annual GDC Awards program on Thursday, April 29, 2010 on the at the State Offices South at Tift College in Forsyth.
“Francine provides an exceptional standard of performance,” said Commissioner Brian Owens. “The Department is honored to recognize her for the work she’s done over the years,” added Owens.
Ms. Scott has been employed with the State of Georgia for more than 25 years, serving with the Department of Corrections on two separate occasions. She first worked with the Department in 1990 as a Secretary and returned in 2004 to serve in her current position of Administrative Assistant in the Operations, Planning and Training Division.
Several key officials were on hand for the ceremony which was attended by more than 300 guests. Making the award presentation with the Commissioner were Board of Corrections Chairman Larry Wynn, Assistant Corrections Commissioner Derrick Schofield and special guest speaker, Brigadier General (Ret.) C. Stewart Rodeheaver.The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 13,000 employees.