AUGUSTA, Maine — Associate Commissioner Jody L. Breton is the new Deputy Commissioner at the Maine Department of Corrections, effective Aug. 1.
MDOC Commissioner Joseph Fitzpatrick said the new deputy commissioner position “allows for a better chain of command. It establishes a second person in charge, should the commissioner become unavailable. I believe Jody Breton’s knowledge and experience will be an asset to her new rank.”
Deputy Commissioner Breton describes herself as “a no-nonsense, get it done individual” who “worked my way up the career ladder starting in State Government 25 years ago as an Internal Auditor, moving to External Auditor, Budget Examiner to Budget Analyst then Director of Budget & Fiscal Operations to Service Center Director (10 years as Corrections top financial person) then to Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Environmental Protection and back to Corrections as the Associate Commissioner.”
Breton holds a Masters in Business Administration from Thomas College in Waterville, and two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Computer Information Systems and the other in Business Administrations.
The Deputy Commissioner position replaces one of the department’s three associate commissioner positions.