Kendra Cotton is the executive director of the New Georgia Project and the New Georgia Project Action Fund; before that, she was the organizations’ COO. Kendra was the founding executive director of Rep GA Institute, Inc., Georgia’s statewide c3, nonpartisan leadership training HUB, as well as its c4 arm Represent Georgia Action Network. Prior to this role, she was the campaign manager for the successful Georgia Association of Educators’ Vote “NO” on Amendment 1 statewide ballot initiative during the November 2016 election cycle. Once a 16-year resident of North Carolina, Kendra was the policy director for the NC State Treasurer’s office under Janet Cowell, the state’s first woman state treasurer, where she held primary responsibility for leading on education policy. She also worked at UNC-Chapel Hill, serving first as the associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South and ending as the Project Director for the university’s Community-Campus Partnership initiative.