Butterfield Announces Kendra Brown as Chief of Staff

Dec 4, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced Kendra F. Brown as Chief of Staff.

“I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kendra Brown to serve as my Chief of Staff for the Office of North Carolina’s First Congressional District, said Butterfield.  “I am honored to have been recently elected to serve in the 116th Congress.  It is imperative that I have a trusted leader who can guide our staff to meet the challenges we face in the Congress and the Nation.  Kendra’s institutional knowledge, policy expertise, and leadership experience will be most valuable in assisting me in my work as the people’s representative.”

Kendra Brown currently serves as Senior Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Affinity for the Washington College of Law at American University.  She previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director in the U.S. House of Representatives.  From 2015 to 2017, Kendra served as Policy Director of the Congressional Black Caucus, under the chairmanship of Congressman Butterfield.  She also served as Legislative Counsel for Earthjustice.  Kendra graduated from Hampton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a minor in Business Management.  She completed her Master of Divinity at Howard University Divinity School, and received her law degree from Vermont Law School.  Additionally, Kendra attended the George Washington University School of Law for her Master of Laws.

“I am delighted to join such a phenomenal team,” said Brown.  “We have a great work to continue and I look forward to furthering Congressman Butterfield’s agenda, leadership and priorities for those he represents.” 

Kendra Brown succeeds Troy Clair, who served as Congressman Butterfield’s Chief of Staff since 2012.  Kendra will begin as Chief of Staff on December 17, 2018 and will be based in Congressman Butterfield’s Washington, D.C. office.

Kendra Brown