Date: Sept. 13, 2019
Contact: Carolynn Bright, 444-0409
HELENA – Montana Department of Corrections (DOC) Director Reginald D. Michael announced that Carolynn Bright joined the department as its communications director on Sept 9, 2019.
“We are very excited to welcome Carolynn Bright to our leadership team at the Department of Corrections,” Director Michael said. “We’re fortunate to have someone with her extensive background in journalism and communications working with us to share important news regarding justice reinvestment implementation, agency achievements, and individual successes in our offender population that are often overlooked.”
“I’m thrilled to have this opportunity with the Department of Corrections to take this next step in my career,” Bright said. “As a member of the DOC team, I look forward to working with criminal justice stakeholders to highlight the many exciting changes underway at the department to improve public safety.”
Bright was previously the marketing and communications director of the Montana Contractors’ Association, communications director of Student Assistance Foundation, and senior reporter for the Helena Independent Record. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Montana School of Journalism.