Governor Brian P. Kemp announced recent additions to the Kemp Administration’s senior leadership team following the announcement of former Isakson aide Trey Kilpatrick as his chief of staff.

“I’m also grateful to the other key members of our Administration who have stepped up to assume new duties in recent weeks,” Kemp said. “Working together, we will continue to protect lives and livelihoods and remain laser-focused on key priorities like expanding access to quality healthcare, bringing an end to human trafficking, and putting hardworking Georgians first.”

Kemp named former interim Chief of Staff Caylee Noggle as his deputy chief of staff for operations. Before joining the Kemp Administration in January 2020, Noggle served as president, interim president, chief operating officer, and chief financial officer for the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

He also named Bert Brantley, former chief operating officer for the Georgia Department of Economic Development and top aide to Governor Sonny Perdue’s administration, as the new deputy chief of staff for External Affairs.

“Having worked with Bert Brantley for several years now, I have always found him to be a strong leader committed to serving the people of Georgia. With years of expertise from working with various state agencies and in former Governor Perdue’s administration, Bert possesses a collaborative spirit and dedication to building a better future for the Peach State, and I am proud to welcome him to the team,” Kemp said.

Brantley was first hired as press secretary during During Governor Sonny Perdue’s second term (2006-2011), and ultimately served as the Perdue Administration’s Director of Communications.

With more than 20 years of experience in state government, Brantley has held other roles at the Department of Driver Services, State Road & Tollway Authority, and Department of Transportation.

Additionally, long-time Kemp aide Candice Broce will serve as the Kemp Administration’s new chief operating officer, and Kelly Farr will assume the duties of chief financial officer in addition to his responsibilities as Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget.

Broce most recently served as communications director and chief deputy executive counsel for Governor Kemp, and she previously managed communications and served as legal counsel for elections and legislative affairs at the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks to reporters about Georgia's COVID-19 outbreak, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, at the state Capitol in Atlanta. Kemp says that Georgia is making progress in reducing coronavirus infections, but is urging people to get a flu shot in addition to practicing social distancing, wearing masks and washing hands. (Riley Bunch/The Daily Times via AP)

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