Governor Brian Kemp introduced the appointment of Robyn Crittenden to be the Commissioner of the Division of Income (DOR), Shawnzia Thomas to turn out to be Government Director of the Georgia Expertise Authority Board (GTA) and the state’s Chief Info Officer, and Jessica Simmons to be Deputy Chief Info Officer for Broadband and Particular Initiatives at GTA.
“I’m excited to nominate these three exceptional ladies to such necessary roles in state authorities,” stated Gov. Kemp. “Every of them brings a wealth of information and expertise that may enable Georgia to stay a pacesetter in combating wasteful spending, streamlining authorities, maintaining Georgia the highest state for enterprise, and creating new alternatives for hardworking Georgians.”
Robyn Crittenden will turn out to be State Income Commissioner efficient July 1, 2021. She’s going to fill the position presently held by Interim Commissioner Frank O’Connell, who was appointed following the resignation of Commissioner David Curry on June 1. Crittenden will lead the Division of Income in its continued efforts to create a pro-jobs, pro-business surroundings. Commissioner Crittenden can even be the primary African-American to steer the Georgia Division of Income.
The Georgia Expertise Authority Board voted June 17th to nominate Shawnzia Thomas as its new Government Director, making her the state’s new Chief Info Officer. Thomas will formally start serving on July 1, 2021. She’s going to start the transition into this position on June 21. Thomas will fill the position vacated by Calvin Rhodes, who’s retiring after 10 years as Government Director and CIO. Thomas is the primary African-American lady to carry the place of CIO.
Jessica Simmons will turn out to be Deputy Chief Info Officer for Broadband and Particular Initiatives on the Georgia Expertise Authority. Simmons will enter into her new position on July 15, 2021. Simmons will oversee broadband improvement and different tasks as Georgia continues to spend money on new infrastructure to deliver alternative to all residents – irrespective of their zip code.
Robyn Crittenden most not too long ago served because the Commissioner of the Georgia Division of Human Companies (DHS). Gov. Kemp appointed Crittenden DHS Commissioner in January 2019. She served as DHS Commissioner from July 2015 till November 2018, till then-Gov. Nathan Deal appointed her as Georgia’s 28th Secretary of State. Crittenden accomplished Kemp’s unexpired time period as Secretary of State and is the primary African-American lady to function a statewide constitutional officer in Georgia. Previous to her tenure at DHS, Crittenden served as Government Vice President and Chief Working Officer of the Georgia Scholar Finance Fee. She additionally served as Normal Counsel at Morehouse Faculty, Government Vice President and Normal Counsel on the Georgia Scholar Finance Fee and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Authorized Affairs-Contracts for the Board of Regents of the College System of Georgia. She additionally was an Assistant County Legal professional in DeKalb County and an Affiliate on the legislation agency of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts diploma from Yale College and her Juris Doctorate from the College of Michigan College of Legislation. Crittenden resides in Tucker, Georgia. She has one daughter.
Shawnzia Thomas has labored for the State of Georgia for over 13 years, integrating expertise in all sectors of state authorities to enhance constituent providers and higher serve Georgians. Most not too long ago, Thomas served as Assistant Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Division of Human Companies. She beforehand served as Government Director of the Georgia Fee on Equal Alternative and Director of the Georgia Secretary of State’s Companies Division. Thomas, a local of Macon, Georgia, obtained her undergraduate diploma from Center Tennessee State College and Grasp’s in Public Administration from the College of West Georgia. She is a Commissioner on the Georgia Fee on Equal Alternative’s Advisory Board and member of the Hospitality Ministry at Chapelhill Church in Atlanta.
Jessica Simmons most not too long ago served as a Deputy Commissioner for the Georgia Division of Income overseeing the Authorized Affairs and Tax Coverage Division, the Division’s legislation enforcement divisions, and the Division’s communications and legislative applications. Simmons is a local of Marietta and holds a bachelor’s diploma in Political Science from the College of Georgia. She started her profession in public service within the Georgia Secretary of State’s Workplace. After working in Washington, D.C., Simmons returned to Georgia because the Assistant Director of the Georgia Elections Division and later served as Chief of Employees within the Secretary of State’s Workplace. Simmons and her husband, Matt, reside with their daughter and son in Sandy Springs.