Welcome to the 2017 - 2018 Rotary year with Betty Willis serving as our Decatur Rotary President. We have a great line-up of meetings scheduled as we start the Rotary year off with a bang and hope you join us!
Decatur Rotary Club Meeting Information: Commissioner Brian Owens and Major General (Ret) James E. Donald
Date: 3/7/2014 at 12:15 PM
Commissioner Brian Owens
Brian Owens was sworn in as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections by Governor Perdue on January 8, 2009. Commissioner Owens began his career as a Parole Officer in 1993, going on to being promoted to Assistant Chief Parole Officer, then Chief Parole Officer.
In 1999, Commissioner Owens came to Georgia Department of Corrections. Commissioner Owens began as Director of Office of Planning and Analysis, later being promoted to Executive Assistant, then to Assistant Commissioner, and now to his current position. He was reappointed as Commissioner by Governor Nathan Deal on January 18, 2011.
Major General (Ret) James E. Donald Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles (Member)
Few have distinguished themselves as a leader with a broad range of management and technical expertise at high levels of government and military organizations as Major General James Edward Donald. He has earned the Bronze Star for his bold leadership as a Task Force Commander with the 101st Airborne “Screaming Eagles” during Gulf War I. His strategic successes as Deputy Commanding General U.S. Army Pacific and two tours of duty in the Pentagon are also noteworthy achievements. Upon his appointment as Commissioner of Corrections in December 2003, Governor Perdue described General Donald as “a results oriented manager who excels at leading people and building teams.”