ANSON — An Anson County native has licensed as a Nationwide Licensed Administrative Legislation Choose in December 2023 and has been elected to function the 2024-2026 Southeast Area Consultant for the Nationwide Affiliation of Listening to Officers for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands.
Lorri Burns Bennett is the daughter of Kermith “Billy” and Martha Burns of the Burnsville Neighborhood, the mom of Kermisha and Kimyada Jackson, and grandmother of 1 grandson, Levi.
Lorri is a 1995 graduate of Anson Sr. Excessive College. Lorri’s academic journey start together with her acquiring her affiliate diploma in Enterprise Administration from South Piedmont Neighborhood School, bachelor’s diploma from Pfeiffer College and a grasp’s diploma in Rehabilitation Counseling from SC State College.
Lorri Burns Bennett has labored for the South Carolina Division of Corrections (SCDC) for twelve years, starting her profession in March 2011. Her earlier positions with SCDC embody Program Help (2011-2012), Intensive Supervision Officer (2012-2014), Intensive Supervision Officer II (2014-2015) the place she supervised workers in six (6) counties, and Administrative Evaluate Coordinator (Parole Listening to Official) (2015-2023), the place Lorri has led the event and implementation of the revocation course of for youthful offenders who’re supervised beneath the Division of Younger Offender Parole & Reentry Providers.
Lorri was promoted to Supervisor of Administrative Hearings in September 2023. On this place, she manages and directs workers accountable for governing parole violations and revocation hearings for youthful offenders. Lorri additionally made historical past when she grew to become President of The South Carolina Probation and Parole Affiliation (2022-2023), being the primary particular person from SCDC to carry an government place throughout the affiliation and to turn out to be President. Whereas serving as President of the South Carolina Probation and Parole Affiliation, Lorri additionally volunteered to function the State Secretary for South Carolina Correctional Affiliation (2023). She additionally serves on the Neighborhood Corrections Committee with American Correctional Affiliation.
Her further skilled memberships embody Nationwide Affiliation of College Ladies (NAUW), SC Legislation Enforcement Officers Affiliation, SC Gang Investigation Affiliation, and Palmetto State Legislation Enforcement Officers Affiliation.