Keith Horton named new Director of Child Support Services

November 27, 2007

ATLANTA (GA) – Keith Horton has been named the new Director of the Office of Child Support Services (OCSS). Horton, who took the helm November 1, will be responsible for directing child support services throughout the state which includes locating non-custodial parents, confirming paternity, establishing and enforcing child support and medical support orders, and collecting and distributing payments.

"I am pleased for the opportunity to manage the state ’s Office of Child Support Services," says OCSS Director Keith Horton. "I stand firm in my objective of putting children first by promoting family self-sufficiency and stability."

Horton was hired as Deputy Director of the Office of Child Support Services in 2006. He replaces OCSS Director Cindy Moss, who retired on September 1, after nearly 30 years of service.

Horton is a Georgia native. He earned a Bachelors degree from Albany State College and completed a Masters degree from South Carolina State University in Individual and Family Development. Keith devoted a substantial amount of time to the military before retiring in June of 2006 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Additionally, he devoted a portion of his off duty time to mentoring "at risk" young men. Horton is married with two children.


For information, contact:
Camille Cunningham, 404/463-5027
cycunningham@dhr.state.ga.us

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