Commissioner Little Elected to Board of Governors
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -Department of Correction Commissioner George M. Little has been elected to the Board of Governors of the American Correctional Association. The ACA is the oldest and largest international correctional association in the world. ACA members voted to elect Commissioner Little to the Board of Governors during the organizations’ 2008 General Election. “This is an honor for me. I am pleased to represent the state of Tennessee on the ACA board,” said Commissioner Little.
Governor Bredesen appointed Little as Commissioner of the TDOC in September 2005. A veteran corrections administrator, Little served as Director of the Shelby County Division of Corrections. He is presently Co-Chairman of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. The Council is charged with examining issues related to recidivism and successful re-entry for offenders in Tennessee.
Commissioner Little has held various leadership positions in both Memphis and Nashville. Subsequent to serving as an Assistant to Governor Lamar Alexander in the Office of State Planning, Commissioner Little was named Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Correction, Warden of the DeBerry Special Needs Facility, Regional Director of the Department of Correction and Assistant to the Executive Director of the Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole.