Welfare Watch June 5, 2015  - Deal nominates a new Human Services Commissioner 

Deal nominates new Human Services commissioner

Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that he has nominated Robyn A. Crittenden, executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Georgia Student Finance Commission, to succeed Keith Horton as commissioner of the Department of Human Services. Horton will assume the role of assistant commissioner for the Department of Juvenile Justice.


“The Department of Human Services has remained vital to the health and well-being of thousands of Georgia families for decades,” said Deal. “Robyn brings with her years of experience that will allow her to confidently and effectively lead the department in its mission to empower Georgians through its services. I appreciate her willingness to take on this new, exciting challenge, and I thank Commissioner Horton for his leadership as he continues to serve our state.”


Crittenden’s appointment is subject to approval by the Department of Human Services Board and would take effect July 1.


Robyn A. Crittenden

Crittenden is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Georgia Student Finance Commission. Prior to her current position, Crittenden worked as the general counsel at Morehouse College, the executive vice president and general counsel at the Georgia Student Finance Commission and the assistant vice chancellor of Legal Affairs-Contracts for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. She was also an assistant county attorney in DeKalb County and an associate at the law firm of Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy. Crittenden received a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law. She has one child and resides in Tucker.








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