Our Leadership

Building a New Georgia with New Leadership

We are building a new Georgia and, with that, comes new leadership for NGP and NGPAF. We are thrilled and privileged to announce that, after a rigorous, national search, Kendra Davenport Cotton has been selected as our CEO.

Read the full announcement from NGP and NGPAF Board Chairs, Attorney Francys Johnson and Mr. Frank Williams.

“I’m honored and excited to assume the role of CEO at NGP and NGPAF. Georgia is at a key moment in history. We have worked for nearly a decade to expand the electorate, build power in communities that have been intentionally excluded from the political process, and protect and expand the rights of all Georgians. I know we will keep proving what we have always known: Georgians—especially Black, brown, young, and other historically left out Georgians—have power. And that power can and will change our state, change the South, and change our country.”

– Kendra D. Cotton, CEO, NGP & NGPAF

Kendra succeeds Nsé Ufot, who became NGP’s founding CEO in 2014 and launched NGPAF in 2017. Under Nsé’s leadership, the organizations have helped more than 600,000 Georgians register to vote, contributed to unprecedented voter turnout, and expanded Georgia’s state-wide, multi-racial, multi-generational, cross-class movement that puts Black, brown, young, and other underrepresented communities at its center. We are so grateful for Nsé’s vision, commitment, creativity, and leadership.

“To my courageous NGP fam, to my fellow badass Georgia organizers, to the Georgia voters who have faced and overcome so many obstacles to make their voices heard, to my home state homies: I love you. I want to be clear about that. You are my home. You are where I’ve come from and where I am going. You are the reason that I organize.” – Nsé Ufot