Ms. Dar’shun Kendrick
• B.A. in Communication
& Political Science
University (2004)- cum
• J.D. from the University
of GA School of Law
• Master in Business
(2011)- with honors
Strategy TODAY for results
Dar’shun Kendrick was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She has
a dual degree in political science and communications from Oglethorpe
University, a law degree from the University of Georgia and a Master in
Business Administration from Kennesaw State.
Dar’shun has been a private securities attorney for over a decade
helping companies raise capital. In 2017, she opened Kendrick
Advisory & Advocacy Group, LLC, a consulting firm focused on
business expansion consulting, policy & advocacy strategy and financing
strategy & compliance. Through her years of experience as a corporate
attorney and consultant, she has helped companies raise over $500MM
in private funds, passed legislation in Georgia and with the National
Black Council of State Legislators (NBCSL) and helped create long
lasting business partnerships because of her extensive direct network of
over 35,000 individuals and companies and her indirect network in the
hundreds of thousands.
She was featured in the Huffington Post as 1 of 25 people positioned
to Scale Atlanta's Growing Inclusive Technology Start Up Ecosystem for
Black Americans and Beyond. She served as co-chair of the 1st
Economic Inclusion Forum hosted by the Partnership for Southern
Equity and co-chairs the Policy & Advocacy committee for the National
Association of Women Business Owners—Atlanta chapter.
Since the age of 27, she has also served as a member of the Georgia
House of Representatives. She represents over 54,000 Georgians in
DeKalb and Gwinnett counties. She also founded Georgia’s first
Technology, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Caucus which is a
bipartisan caucus of Georgia legislators and stakeholders committed to
the mission of supporting entrepreneurs within the state. She currently
serves as the Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus.
In 2017, she was elected to the Technology Association of Georgia’s
(TAG) Corporate Development Board and in 2018 elected to the TAG
Diversity Board. She is also a past contributor to Black Enterprise
Magazine focusing on economic justice issues. In 2017, she founded
ever Georgia Blacks in Tech Policy Conference &
Follow Up “Day of Action” with the focus on advocating for inclusive tech
policy throughout the state. This event continues on today as the “Tech
for All” Policy Conference.
Dar’shun is a community activist, public speaker & teacher, elected
official, private securities attorney, and a proud member of Alpha
Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She currently resides in Lithonia, Georgia.