Kemp will split up a position that was combined under Deal. Patrick Farr, another former Kemp aide, will head the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget. And Greg Dozier, who now leads the state Department of Corrections, will be his chief financial officer.
Teresa MacCartney, who now has a similar role with the Board of Regents, held both titles in the Deal administration.
Kemp also announced a key position that didn’t previously exist: Martha Zoller will direct Kemp’s state and regional outreach office after filling a similar role with U.S. Sen. David Perdue. Among her deputies is Brad Hughes, a former Georgia GOP executive who will be based in rural Georgia.
They will join a handful of administrative posts that Kemp had already announced, including Tim Fleming, who will serve as Kemp’s chief of staff, and former state Rep. Mark Hamilton, his director of external affairs.
Other top Kemp advisers, including Jeremy Brand, Joel McElhannon and Ryan Mahoney, will not be joining the administration.
In all, a dozen of his senior staff appointees are Georgia natives and 13 of them attended colleges in the state. Kemp said in a statement the hires will help him fulfill his campaign goals and they’ll “work around the clock to put hardworking Georgians first.”