Trey Kilpatrick
Trey Kilpatrick

Trey Kilpatrick, chief of staff for Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, will join Georgia Power on Jan. 15 as senior VP of external affairs.

He will handle economic development, legislative and regulatory affairs, regional PR and corporate communications.

Kilpatrick began working for Kemp in 2020 after serving as Sen. Johnny Isakson's deputy chief of staff, senior advisor, political director and campaign manager during a 10-year run.

Earlier, he was VP for Morgan Keegan & Co., an Atlanta-based investment firm.

Kim Greene, CEO of Georgia Power, said Kilpatrick “has a deep knowledge of our state and incredible insight into the diverse needs of Georgians and the companies that do business here.”

He will shape how Georgia Power “engages and supports customers, state and local leaders, and communities to ensure we’re meeting their current and future needs,” added Greene.

Georgia Power, which serves 2.6M customers, is the largest operating unit of the Southern Company.