OCT. 2, 2013 – The Business Administration department will host a presentation by Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp at 6 p.m. on Wed., Oct. 16, in the Student Center Theater.
Kemp plans to discuss how he has modified the Secretary of State office to meet the needs of business in Georgia.
He has served as secretary of state since January 2010. Among the office’s wide-ranging responsibilities, the secretary of state is charged with conducting efficient and secure elections, the registration of corporations and the regulation of securities and professional license holders. The office also oversees the Georgia Archives.
Kemp served in the Georgia State Senate from 2002-2006. He served in leadership roles on several committees including chair of Public Safety and Homeland Security, vice-chair of Higher Education, and secretary of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs. He also served as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. He counts among his senate accomplishments leading efforts to:
• cut wasteful spending and streamline government;
• cut red tape and support small business growth;
• protect the HOPE Scholarship program;
• preserve water resources and green space; and
• promote early-learning efforts.
As secretary of state, Kemp has committed his agency to utilizing fiscally conservative business principles, implementing technology throughout each agency division and removing government red tape and regulations that block economic recovery and job growth.
Kemp is a lifelong resident of Athens and a graduate of the University of Georgia.