The Georgia Public Policy Foundation was founded by Hank McCamish to advance free-market strategies and opportunities with good ideas based on sound information and analysis in an environment free of personal attacks. McCamish passed away in 2013. Gordon Beckham spoke about his father’s life and legacy during our 2014 Annual Dinner.
“It is indeed an honor for me to have an opportunity to say a few a words about my dad, Hank McCamish, founder of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. An extraordinary father and role model, a loving husband, a proud grandfather, legendary insurance executive, a man of ironclad faith, and a generous philanthropist,” said Beckham.
“He married my mother when I seven years old. What a blessing for her and me. He was truly an incredible man, one of those larger than life individuals whose mere presence transformed the nature of any gathering, whether it’s a business function or a social function. And let me be crystal clear, his was a presence of quiet gravitas, not self-promotional fanfare.”
I wanted to publicly say how much I appreciate Georgia Public Policy Foundation. For those of you that will be entering the Legislature or are relatively new you may not quite yet appreciate how much we rely on Georgia Public Policy Foundation’s research and work. As you know we’re a citizen’s legislature. We have very little staff. They have been an invaluable, invaluable resource to us. To put this [Forum] on and the regular programs that they do throughout the year make us better at what we do. (At the 2012 Georgia Legislative Policy Forum.)