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Front Page - Friday, December 6, 2019

Simpson-Brown appointed chief probation officer

Adrienne Simpson-Brown

Adrienne Simpson-Brown of Knoxville is the new chief U.S. probation officer of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.

Simpson-Brown has been with the U.S. Probation Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee since 1993. She was appointed following a nationwide search and interview process.

“The Eastern District was fortunate to find the perfect candidate right here in our own probation office,” says Chief U.S. District Judge Pamela Reeves.

“The judges of the Eastern District welcome Ms. Simpson-Brown to her new position and look forward to continuing the successful work of our probation office with her.”

Simpson-Brown succeeds Tony Anderson, who has served as the chief U.S. probation officer for the district since September 2006.

Her appointment is effective Dec. 23.

The Eastern District of Tennessee covers 41 counties in this region of the state. The court has offices in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Greeneville.

Simpson-Brown holds a degree  of in criminal justice from the University of Alabama.

From 1992 to 1993, she served as a U.S. pretrial services contractor for the U.S. Probation Office for the Northern District of Alabama.

In 1993, Simpson-Brown began serving as a U.S. probation officer for the Eastern District of Tennessee, where she has since served in various supervisory capacities, including deputy chief U.S. probation officer beginning in April 2018.

Simpson-Brown is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and currently serves on the Knoxville Utility Board of Commissioners.

She is married to Charles Brown, a criminal investigator for the Federal Defender Services of East Tennessee. They have two children.

Source: U.S. District Court Eastern District of Tennessee