Kenya Collins



Mississippi Program Manager



With over fifteen years of management experience with political and nonprofit organizations, Kenya L. Collins is a well-sought after political strategist. She was selected as State Director for Obama for America–Mississippi in April 2012 after volunteering as a community organizer for President Obama’s 2008 campaign. She went on to serve as the State Director for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Committee.

Kenya has also served as field director, senior advisor, or campaign manager in numerous other federal, state, and local elections. She has also served as a consultant for the Medgar & Myrlie Evers Institute in Jackson, Mississippi, Chief of Staff to Mayor Errick D. Simmons of Greenville, Mississippi. Currently Kenya serves as the Mississippi Program Manager for FoodCorps.

A fiercely proud native of Jackson, Mississippi, Kenya was a member of New Hope Baptist Church throughout her childhood and is a current member of St. Richard Catholic Church. Kenya identifies her faith as pivotal to her becoming the woman she is today. She is also a proud product of Jackson Public School District before completing a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education at Jackson State University.

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