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.”
Thank you for the great work that the Public Policy Foundation is doing across our state setting a wonderful example. I first ran for the Senate in 1994, and the Foundation was that resource I called upon to be a great help to me as we were articulating positions and formulating public policy initiatives. We appreciate very much your leadership and all that you stand for.