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Secretary of Corrections

Portrait of George LittleGeorge Little was named Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) by Governor Tom Wolf in October 2021. His previous roles with the DOC include Executive Deputy Secretary of Community Corrections and Reentry and Director of Community Corrections. Mr. Little brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the public sector, which includes strategic planning, operations, budgeting, government regulations and compliance, and formulating policies. 

Prior to returning home to his Pennsylvania roots, Mr. Little served the state of Tennessee in various capacities for 26 years as Regional Director, Warden and Commissioner Tennessee Department of Correction, as well as Director of the Shelby County Division of Corrections, Tennessee. Between periods of corrections service, Mr. Little served as Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Memphis, Tennessee, where he was responsible for oversight of the Memphis Police Department, among other agencies.

Mr. Little has a gift and passion for public speaking on a wide range of subjects. He is also very involved with youth mentorship and community improvement.