Biography - Johnnie Goddard
Johnnie Goddard was named Deputy Secretary of Facilities Management in April 2011.
He began his employment with the State of Kansas in 1985 when he joined Hutchinson Correctional Facility as a corrections officer trainee. In 1986, Goddard was promoted to corrections officer I. Goddard later transferred to Ellsworth Correctional Facility (ECF) where he was promoted to sergeant in 1988. He continued to move higher through the ECF ranks to the positions of corrections counselor I in 1988, corrections counselor II in 1989, unit team manager that same year and then emergency preparedness coordinator in 1996.
Goddard was named deputy warden 1999 and then warden in 2007, a position he held until his appointment to deputy secretary by Secretary of Corrections Ray Roberts.
Goddard received his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary social science from Kansas State University in 2007. He also has earned numerous corrections-related certifications including Special Operations Response, Defusing Crisis Situations Correctional Leadership, Administration of Justice, Kansas Quality Management, Management Development for the Future, Executive Leadership and Leadership Development Academy.