Shanta Porter began her career with the Georgia Department of Corrections in 2006 as a Probation Officer in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit. During her tenure in the field, Shanta supervised all levels of offenders and served as the Chief Probation Officer of the Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit and the District Director for the 6th Judicial District. In her current role as the Director of External Affairs, Shanta is responsible for is responsible for overseeing all interactions with elected officials, external stakeholders, and the media. Shanta holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Albany State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Strayer University. Shanta has completed Basic Management Training, Advanced Management Training, Corrections Leadership Institute Training and is a member of the Georgia Professional Association of Community Supervision, Southern States Correctional Association, and American Probation and Parole Association.