Department of Corrections
Bobbie Underwood Promoted to Assistant Director of Personnel Services

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, November 04, 2014  
Contact Information:  Todd Henson
502-564-4726 (office)
502-229-5638 (cell)

Kentucky Department of Corrections Commissioner LaDonna H. Thompson today announced that Bobbie Underwood has been promoted to assistant director of Personnel Services for the department. She assumed her new duties Oct. 16.
“We are very pleased to promote Bobbie Underwood,” said Thompson. “During her service with the department, she has proven herself to be an invaluable asset. She has the leadership skills necessary for this position and her positive attitude make her very deserving of this new role.”

Underwood began her career with the Department of Corrections in 2005 at Blackburn Correctional Complex as a personnel management specialist II. Ten months later she joined the department’s Division of Personnel Services as a personnel management specialist III.  She was promoted to personnel administrator in 2007 and again promoted to human resources branch manager in 2011.  In 2012 Underwood obtained the IPMA-CP designation, declaring her a “certified professional” in human resources and public management.

Underwood is a 2002 graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned a bachelor of science degree in family studies.  She also attended the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program in 2009 and received the department’s Commissioner’s Award in 2011.