Kennard Randolph is the current President/CEO of the Selma Housing Authority (SHA). Mr. Randolph is committed to building a diverse operational culture to help foster a competitive advantage. Mr. Randolph is an experienced public service representative in federal and local government affairs. As the former Congressional Black Belt Outreach Manager for Alabama’s 7th Congressional District, Mr. Randolph built a reputation for being attentive to critical matters impacting the constituents of the historical City of Selma.
Mr. Randolph’s previous Congressional role afforded him the opportunity to create a direct pipeline to the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Park Service and the U.S. Housing and Urban Development. He is especially proud of the multitude of social and supportive services he helped secure from HUD, DOT and the USDA to help Selma residents achieve self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives.
Mr. Randolph grew up in Selma and attended Public Schools. He credits this experience with understanding the value of partnering with federal agencies to deliver a better quality of life in rural America, from roads, farming and water to quality housing for families, our senior citizens and the disabled.
In 2016, Randolph was recognized by Selma the Magazine, as one of the 20 under 40 outstanding community leaders. This prestigious recognition is awarded to only 20 individuals throughout the city each year. He also completed the Delta Regional Authority’s Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy and the Congressional Black Caucus Political Boot Camp. He is a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and the 100 Black Men of America – Selma. Mr. Randolph currently serves on the board of directors for the Cahaba Mental Health Center and the Black Belt Community Foundation.