Brenda Woodard appointed chief legal officer of the Georgia Department of Human Resources

August 12, 2004

ATLANTA (GA) - Commissioner B.J. Walker of the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) has appointed Brenda Woodard as Chief Legal Officer. She is a native of Atlanta with more than a decade of legal experience in both private and public positions.

Prior to coming to DHR, Woodard worked in the Office of the Fulton County Attorney as a staff attorney whose clients included the Tax Commissioner, the Tax Assessor, the Board of Assessors, the Board of Equalization, the Department and Board of Registration and Elections, the Department of Finance and the Purchasing Department. Earlier she served as an attorney for the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee. Woodard also worked for the King and King law firm and for the United States Small Business Administration.

Woodard graduated summa cum laude from Howard University in 1990. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance with a concentration in insurance. Woodard earned her law degree (J.D.) from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law.

Contact Information: 
Dena J. Smith 404-656-4937 djsmith2@dhr.state.ga.us

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