Atlanta, GA – Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp appointed Shawnzia Thomas as Executive Director of the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity (GCEO), which protects individuals in public employment from discrimination based on an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age and secures compliance with federal and state fair housing laws.

“Throughout her career, Shawnzia Thomas has demonstrated unparalleled leadership, integrity, and a commitment to excellence in her responsibilities. It is an honor to appoint her to this critical role in the public sector," said Governor Kemp. "Without question, she will work tirelessly to fulfill the goals of this important commission."

Shawnzia Thomas previously served as Director of the Georgia Secretary of State's Corporations Division where she played a vital role in implementation of eCorp, a streamlined online filing system for companies. Since eCorp's roll-out in 2015, Georgia has consistently broken records in the total number of business registrations filed year after year. In her spare time, Ms. Thomas enjoys baking and spending time with her two children and their dog, Jackson.

“I am honored that Governor Kemp has chosen me to lead the Georgia Commission on Equal Opportunity,” said Thomas. “There is a lot of great work to be done within this agency for Georgians across this state, and I am eager to get started."

Contact Information:

Cody Hall, Press Secretary - cody.hall@georgia.gov