Derrick Schofield

Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) Commissioner Derrick Schofield will resign from his post at the end of June to join The GEO Group Inc. as the company’s new executive vice president for continuum of care. Schofield has led the TDOC since the start of Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration in 2011 and has been an integral voice in shaping the governor’s public safety agenda. He has served on the governor’s Public Safety Subcabinet since its inception, most recently helping to shape the Public Safety Act of 2016, which makes smarter use of prison bed space, among other important safety objectives. Before becoming TDOC commissioner, Schofield was an assistant commissioner of corrections in Georgia. He also spent eight years with the U.S. Army, reaching the rank of captain, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Columbus State University.