Deputy Commissioner of Support Services, Kimberly Potter-Blair
Kimberly Potter-Blair, as Deputy Commissioner of Support Services, is responsible for administrative services, corrections training, budget management, offender information, information technology, population management, and re-entry branch.
Potter-Blair began her career with the Department of Corrections on Feb. 1, 1998 as a Corrections Officer at Blackburn Correctional Complex. She was promoted to caseworker at Blackburn before transferring to the Division of Probation & Parole in District 9 on Dec. 16, 1999. After supervising a caseload of offenders for approximately four years, Potter-Blair was promoted to Assistant District Supervisor for District 9 on Nov. 1, 2003, and then to District Supervisor in October of 2005.
During her time in District 9, which encompasses Fayette County, she was instrumental in the efficient flow of court work in the Fayette Circuit Court system. She has also been active in helping to create the Fayette County Re-Entry Program for offenders on probation and parole, as well as coordinating efforts with the CJ-DATS research project with the University of Kentucky. Additionally, Potter-Blair is a member of the Fayette County Transitions Committee which works to aid in the re-entry of all incarcerated individuals back into the community.
During her career, Potter-Blair has been a member of the Kentucky State Parole Officers’ Association and the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency, where she previously served as President of the Bluegrass Chapter of KCCD. She is a graduate of the inaugural Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program, which began in May 2005.
Potter-Blair is a graduate of Kentucky State University. Where she received her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's in Public Administration.