Candice Broce new interim director of Georgia DFCSCS

ATLANTA – Governor Brian Kemp appointed an interim head of the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services following the abrupt resignation of the agency’s current head on Friday.

Candice Broce, the current chief operating officer of the governor’s office, will assume the interim role.

The governor’s office did not reveal the circumstances behind the departure of Tom C. Rawlings, who was appointed head of the agency by Governor Kemp in February 2019.

Broce was previously the director of communications and chief deputy executive counsel of Kemp.

“Candice Broce has held numerous important functions in my government and I deeply appreciate her willingness to lead a critical government agency on an interim basis,” the governor said in a statement. “I know she will bring dedication, integrity and leadership to the Family and Children’s Services Department so that the agency can provide the highest quality care and basic services to Georgians in need.”

Broce is from Bartow County and has a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech and a law degree from Georgia State. She also served in previous positions in the Georgia Secretary of State.