Mr. Homer Bryson
Director, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency
Homer Bryson was appointed Director of the Georgia Emergency
Management and Homeland Security Agency by Governor Nathan Deal on December 1,
2016. Prior to this appointment, Bryson served as Commissioner of the Georgia
Department of Corrections. Bryson began his career in state government in 1983
as a conservation ranger with the Department of Natural Resources. He continued
his DNR career by serving as Colonel of the Law Enforcement section and then
Deputy Commissioner before moving to the Department of Corrections.
served as the hurricane coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources
while assigned as the DNR Law Enforcement coastal region supervisor. He participated in security planning for the
1996 Olympic Games and the 2004 Group of 8 Economic Summit on Sea Island. He was a supervisor on a 100 officer Georgia
state law enforcement detail assigned to assist with recovery efforts in
Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. He
has previously taught Critical Incident Management as an adjunct professional
for the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University.
serves on the Georgia State Indemnification Commission and the Peace Officers’
Annuity and Benefit Fund. Bryson
previously served on the Georgia Board of Public Safety, Georgia Criminal
Justice Coordinating Council, Georgia Peace Officer Standards & Training
Council, Georgia Behavioral Health Coordinating Council, and as Chairman of the
Department of Community Supervision Board.
He is a life member and past President of the Peace Officers Association
He earned a
bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State University and a master’s degree in
Public Administration from Columbus State University. Bryson and his wife,
Lisa, have three children and reside in Nicholson, GA.
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