Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced today (Oct. 7) that Trey Kilpatrick will join his administration as Chief of Staff on Oct. 15. Kilpatrick currently serves as Vice President for Government and Community Affairs for Georgia State University and formerly served as U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson’s Deputy Chief of Staff.
“With his wealth of experience from both federal and state government, Trey is uniquely qualified to lead my administration,” said Gov. Kemp. “Together, we will continue to put hardworking Georgians first – protecting lives and livelihoods as we battle COVID-19, reforming adoption and foster care, fighting human trafficking, and prioritizing economic prosperity in every region of our state. I am truly honored to welcome him to my team.”
Kilpatrick will take over job duties from Caylee Noggle, who was named Kemp’s interim Chief of Staff on Sept. 17 – the first woman in Georgia history to hold that position. Noggle will remain a top official in the Kemp administration.
Kilpatrick joined Sen. Isakson in 2009. He served Isakson as Political Director, State Director, and Campaign Manager before becoming Deputy Chief of Staff. Kilpatrick has served as Vice President for Government and Community Affairs for Georgia State University since February 2020.
“I am honored by the opportunity to serve Governor Kemp, his administration, and the people of Georgia in this role,” said Trey Kilpatrick. “I feel fortunate that I had the opportunity to work with a great Georgian like Senator Isakson for ten years, and now have the opportunity to work with a principled leader like Governor Kemp in his administration.”