Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Kim Potter-Blair today announced the promotion of Dan Fountain to the position of administrative branch manager of the Eastern Region for the Division of Probation and Parole. The region consists of five supervisory districts with offices in Catlettsburg, London, Mount Sterling, Newport and Prestonsburg. Fountain assumed his new duties Oct. 1.

“With Dan’s background and experience, I feel that he will be a positive addition to our dedicated and well qualified staff,” said Potter-Blair. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to promote a person with Dan’s potential and heart for reentry.”

Fountain began his career with the Department of Corrections in 2002 as a felony supervision officer in District 18. In 2004 he transferred to District 17 as a misdemeanant supervision officer. Fountain was promoted to assistant supervisor of the District 9 Lexington field office in 2007. He transferred to District 19 in 2008, where he was instrumental in initiating the PORTAL program. He also served on the Newburg Weed and Seed Steering Committee and the Newburg Justice Reinvestment Pilot Re-entry Program.

In 2012, Fountain transferred to District 17 where he continued his involvement in the Shawnee/Newburg Justice Reinvestment Program. He was also a volunteer with the Justice Reinvestment Beautification and Community Garden project, which allowed participants to give back to Louisville’s Newburg area. He is also a current member of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency.

In 2011, Fountain was the recipient of a Commissioner’s Award for his reentry program participation and volunteerism.

Fountain is a 2002 graduate of the University of Louisville, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in justice administration. He is also a 2007 graduate of the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Development Program.



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