Kelly Lynn Loeffler (/ˈlɛflər/; born November 27, 1970) is an American businesswoman and politician serving as the junior United States Senator for Georgia since 2020. A member of the Republican Party, she served as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Bakkt, a subsidiary of commodity and financial service provider Intercontinental Exchange. Loeffler is the co-owner of the Atlanta Dream in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). On December 4, 2019, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp selected Loeffler as the successor to Senator Johnny Isakson, who announced his intention to retire at the end of 2019 due to health issues. She was sworn into office on January 6, 2020. Loeffler intends to run for her seat in the special election set to take place in late 2020.