Bea Blankenship serves as the confidential assistant to the Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, and the Executive Operations Director at the Georgia Department of Community Supervision. Bea began her career with the State Board of Pardons & Paroles in 1993. During her time with the Parole Board, Bea served in numerous capacities to include: Secretary, Executive Assistant to the Assistant Director of Clemency, and as the Confidential Assistant to the Executive Director of Parole. Bea is the recipient of the 2010 Parole Association of Georgia’s “Central Office Employee of the Year Award”. She is also an active member of the Parole Association of Georgia, where she has held the Executive Board positions of Secretary and Regional Representative. Bea is a 2015 graduate of Columbus State University’s Professional Management Program.