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Mark Butler

Georgia Commissioner of Labor



Mark Butler became Georgia's ninth Commissioner of Labor on January 10, 2011.  Commissioner Butler's goal is to create valuable workforce solutions through strategic alliances and community relationships. Commissioner Butler formed the Regional Coordinator Program in 2011 and, subsequently, the Business Service Unit in 2013. 

In 2014, Commissioner Butler developed the Labor Department's newest program, Customized Recruitment, in order to bridge the gap between employers and job seekers. This program is currently only available to newly located businesses and streamlines the recruiting process

Prior to taking office, Commissioner Butler served eight years in the Georgia General Assembly, representing House District 18. During that time, he served as the Chairman of the House Appropriations Human Resources Sub-Committee, which oversees all operations of the budget for several of the largest state agencies. 

For more than 20 years, Commissioner Butler worked with his family's small business in Carrollton. A native of Carrollton, graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Public Administration. He and his wife, Chantell, have three children: Blake, Sydney, and Katie.