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Official Bio and Pic for Ms. Dar'shun Kendrick, Esq./MBA


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This is the official bio and pic for KAAG Founder Dar'shun Kendrick.

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Official Bio and Pic for Ms. Dar'shun Kendrick, Esq./MBA

  1. 1. Ms. Dar’shun Kendrick Email: Phone: 404.919.0660 Education: • B.A. in Communication & Political Science from Oglethorpe University (2004)- cum laude • J.D. from the University of GA School of Law (2007) • Master in Business Administration from Kennesaw State (2011)- with honors Certifications • Non-public Arbitrator for FINRA • Series 65 License Holder (Investment Adviser Representative) Mission: “Keeping You Compliant 365 Days a Year” 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 Georgia’s 1st 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. Awards- She was awarded the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Young Leader Award (2019) and named as an awardee for the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 under 40” awards (2019) and nominated for 2 NAACP awards for criminal justice reform and her business (2017 and 2019). 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.