Kelly McCutchen is president and chief executive officer of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation. He is a native of Ellijay, Georgia, and a graduate of Georgia Tech. He was Assistant Vice President in the Trust Department of Trust Company Bank in Atlanta before joining the Foundation in 1993.
Kelly writes on education, tax, health care and economic policy. At the Foundation, he has helped create the Civic Renewal Project that highlights the work of outstanding community-based organizations, the “No Excuses” program to recognize and study high achieving, high poverty public schools, and award-winning statewide report cards on education, crime and taxes.
He has served on the boards of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, Leadership Georgia and the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute and was a founder and Governing Board Chair of Tech High, a math, science and technology-focused public charter school in Atlanta. He co-founded the Georgia Warrior Alliance, a nonprofit with the mission to make Georgia the national Leader in programs supporting military veterans and their families. He currently serves on the board of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and chairs the board of the Healthcare Institute for Neuro-Recovery and Innovation Foundation. He serves on the Education Policy Committee and the Health Care Policy Committee for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the Georgia Science and Technology Executive Committee, the Public Policy Committee for the Metro Atlanta United Way and is a policy advisor for the Technology Association of Georgia.