Atlanta, GA ~ Governor Brian P. Kemp of Atlanta, GA announced today that Trey Kilpatrick, Chief of Staff for the Governor's Office, has accepted a position with Georgia Power as Senior Vice President for External Affairs, effective January 15, 2024.

Kemp expressed his gratitude for Kilpatrick's service and dedication to the state of Georgia. "Trey's leadership has enabled our administration to deliver on the promises I made to the people of our state and keep Georgia the best place to live, work, and raise a family," said Kemp.

Kemp also announced changes to his senior staff team. Lauren Curry will become Chief of Staff on January 15th, becoming the first female to step into the role on a permanent basis in Georgia's history. Brad Bohannon will become Deputy Chief of Staff on the same date. Kemp expressed his appreciation for their willingness to serve in these roles: "Marty, the girls, and I are thankful for Lauren and Brad's continued willingness to serve in these important and challenging roles."

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Curry currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of Governor Brian Kemp and previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Government Affairs and Policy for Governor Kemp. She earned a bachelor's degree in Government and Business Economics from Wofford College and a master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Georgia.

Bohannon is currently Director of Government Affairs and Policy in the Office of Governor Brian Kemp. He earned a degree in Consumer Economics from the University of Georgia and resides in Newnan with his wife and two children. He previously served as Vice President of Government Affairs at the Georgia Lottery, Chief of Staff to former Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, and worked in Government Relations with Georgia EMC.

Kemp concluded by expressing his confidence that Curry and Bohannon will continue to serve their state well: "Their hard work and expertise are valued assets for the entire Governor's Office as we head into a new year and a new regular session."

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