Michael W. Nail
Michael W. Nail is the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision. In this role, Michael is responsible for leading the day-to-day operations of one of the nation’s largest community supervision agencies. Prior to being appointed the first Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Michael held multiple senior and executive leadership roles with the Georgia Department of Corrections and the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to include: Director of Probation Training, Director of Probation, Corrections Division Director, and Executive Director of the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. With over 29 years of experience, Michael is nationally recognized as a thought leader in the fields of corrections and community supervision. A recipient of multiple state and national awards, Michael has served in various roles and capacities on numerous councils and commissions. In addition, Michael was a member of the Executive Session on Community Supervision at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government for three years. His participation led to the publication of Less Is More: How Reducing Probation Populations Can Improve Outcomes. He continues to engage with projects sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections and National Institute of Justice. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of West Georgia, a Master of Public Administration from Columbus State University, and is also a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.