News Release: Foundation President McCutchen Stepping Down at Year’s End

For Immediate Release

November 30, 2017

Contact: Benita Dodd, Georgia Public Policy Foundation | (404) 256-4050 

Foundation President Kelly McCutchen Stepping Down at Year’s End

Atlanta – Kelly McCutchen, President and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation since 2010, is stepping down at the end of 2017 to devote more of his time to health care policy.

Kelly McCutchen

McCutchen, who was Assistant Vice President in the Trust Department of Trust Company Bank in Atlanta before joining the Georgia Public Policy Foundation in 1993, will continue his relationship with the Foundation as a Senior Fellow. 

In 2018, he will become Executive Director of the Healthcare Institute for National Renewal and Innovation (HINRI), a venture philanthropy located in Atlanta.

“It has been a tremendous honor to be associated with the Foundation over the years, to work with an outstanding board, staff and senior fellows, and to carry out the vision created in 1991 by our founder, Hank McCamish,” McCutchen said.

“I look forward to continuing to work on policy issues and helping the Foundation continue to promote good ideas, defend free markets and improve the lives of Georgians.”

“Kelly has selflessly devoted himself to the Foundation and the betterment of Georgia for nearly a quarter of a century,” said Rogers Wade, the Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

“During that time, his integrity, his credible policy leadership and his dedication to thoughtful ideas have left his fingerprints on more ideas than most know, from the State Capitol to the nation’s capital.

“We wish Kelly every success and look forward to our continued collaboration.”

The Foundation has initiated a search to select McCutchen’s successor. The search will be assisted by Talent Market. The job description and application instructions can be found at at

McCutchen, a native of Ellijay, Georgia, and a graduate of Georgia Tech, writes on education, tax, health care and economic policy. 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 Warrior Alliance, a nonprofit with the mission to make Georgia the national leader in programs supporting military veterans and their families. He has served on the Education Policy Committee and the Health Care Policy Committee for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Science and Technology Executive Committee.

He currently serves on the board of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, chairs the board of HINRI, is a member of the Public Policy Committee for the Metro Atlanta United Way and is a policy advisor for the Technology Association of Georgia.

McCutchen and his wife, Mary Kay, live in Atlanta and have a son, Kelly, who is a junior at Auburn and a daughter, Caroline, who is a freshman at Georgia Tech.

About the Georgia Public Policy Foundation: Established in 1991, the Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, state-focused think tank that proposes market-oriented approaches to public policy to improve the lives of Georgians. 

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