Georgia Governor Names New Staff Members, Including State’s First Female Deputy Chief of Staff

On Tuesday, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced changes to his staff that will be effective January 15,  2024. The updates include the first female Deputy Chief of Staff, Lauren Curry, in Georgia’s history. 

Kemp’s announcement began by focusing on Trey Kilpatrick, Chief of Staff for the Governor’s Office, who has accepted a position with Georgia Power as Senior Vice President for External Affairs.

“Over the last three years, Trey’s dedicated leadership as Chief of Staff 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. “After an exemplary career in public service, the Kemp family, the Governor’s Office staff who worked alongside him around the clock, and the countless people who interacted with Trey during his time in our administration are all deeply grateful for his years of service and excited for him as he enters the private sector.”

Kemp then announced the following changes to his senior staff, as reported by a press release from his office: 

  • Current Deputy Chief of Staff Lauren Curry will become Chief of Staff, also effective January 15, becoming the first female to step into the role on a permanent basis in Georgia’s history.
  • Current Director of Government Affairs and Policy Brad Bohannon will become Deputy Chief of Staff, effective the same date.

“Marty, the girls, and I are thankful for Lauren and Brad’s continued willingness to serve in these important and challenging roles. 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,” said Kemp. 

The press release explained, “Lauren Curry currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff in the Office of Governor Brian Kemp and will step into the Chief of Staff role. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Government Affairs and Policy for Governor Kemp.”

“Brad Bohannon is currently the Director of Government Affairs and Policy in the Office of Governor Brian Kemp and will become Deputy Chief of Staff. He previously served as Vice President of Government Affairs at the Georgia Lottery. Prior to his service in state government, he was Chief of Staff to former Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. He also previously served in Government Relations with Georgia EMC,” it added.

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