COMMISSIONER KING NAMES MARK REVENEW DEPUTY COMMISSIONER FOR SAFETY FIREFeatured, News, Press Release February 5, 2020
ATLANTA – On Monday, Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John F. King announced the
appointment of Mark Revenew as Deputy Commissioner for Safety Fire.
Revenew will manage the entire Safety Fire Division of the agency, which is responsible for building, manufactured
housing, and hazardous materials inspections, licensing, and code enforcement for the entire state of Georgia.
“I am thrilled to have Mark on board,” said Commissioner King. “There is no doubt that his professional
background – which includes stints in fire service, law enforcement, and the military – will make him a strong
leader for our agency and someone I can rely on to serve the people of Georgia well.”
As Deputy Commissioner for Safety Fire, Revenew will also oversee the search for a new State Fire Marshal, who
will focus on code enforcement and supporting local fire departments.
“I’m beyond grateful to Commissioner King for this opportunity,” said Revenew. “Throughout my career, I have
always looked for new ways to serve my Country and the State of Georgia. When I was first approached for this
position, I knew immediately it would be an exciting challenge and allow me to put my stamp on a Department that
touches so many Georgians. I can’t wait to get to work.”
Revenew comes to the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office from the City of Savannah, where he
worked as interim Police Chief, Fire Chief, and Director of IT. Before that, he served as the Chief of Police of
Pooler, Georgia, from 1984-2018. He is a graduate of Saint Leo University, the FBI National Academy, and
Georgia Southern University, where he earned a Master’s in Public Administration. Mark serves on a number of
statewide boards, including the Georgia Governor’s Board of Public Safety.
The mission of the Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner is to protect Georgia families
by providing access to vital insurance products and safe buildings through fair regulation
that creates economic opportunities for all Georgians.
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