State Politics

Kemp Announces Second Term Senior Staff

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced the following senior staff appointees for his second term:

  • Current Chief of Staff Trey Kilpatrick, Executive Counsel David Dove, and Office of Planning and Budget Director and Chief Financial Officer Kelly Farr will remain in their positions.
  • Deputy Chief of Staff Bert Brantley will depart the Governor’s Office to become President and CEO of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, effective February 1. Current Chief Operating Officer (COO) Lauren Curry will continue her service to the state by stepping into the Deputy Chief of Staff role, overseeing state agency operations and Governor’s Office communications.
  • Brad Bohannon will continue in his role as Director of Government Affairs and Policy and will take on additional external affairs responsibilities.
  • Current Deputy COO and Deputy Executive Counsel Kristyn Long will serve as Chief Operating Officer.

“My administration greatly appreciates the sound advice we have received these past several years with a team that has excelled in the face of unprecedented times,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “I will continue to benefit from their knowledge and dedication in my next term. I especially want to thank Bert Brantley for his thoughtful counsel and leadership throughout some of the greatest challenges our state has ever faced. For three administrations, he has devoted his time, talent, and energy to the people of Georgia. As both a colleague and a friend, I appreciate all of his contributions and I know he will continue to make us proud as he brings even more jobs and opportunity to the coastal region. We are looking forward to the continued service of Trey, David, Kelly, Lauren, Brad, and Kristyn as they continue to help us keep Georgia the best state to live, work, and raise a family.”

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