Kyle Wingfield

President and CEO

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Kyle Wingfield

President and CEO

Kyle Wingfield is a native of Dalton and graduate of the University of Georgia. He joined the Foundation as president and CEO in April 2018 after spending nine years as an opinion columnist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He has also worked for the Wall Street Journal, based in Brussels, Belgium, from 2004 to 2009, and for the Associated Press, based in Atlanta and Montgomery, Ala., from 2001 to 2004.

At the AJC, Kyle wrote often about state politics and policy, focusing especially on education and school choice, transportation, health care, and state and local taxation. He is a frequent guest on GPB’s “Political Rewind” show and was a finalist for the Reason Foundation’s Bastiat Prize for Journalism in 2013. Kyle’s weekly column continues to appear in 10 newspapers around the state.

Kyle received the UGA Grady College’s John E. Drewry Young Alumnus Award in 2006, was named to the UGA Alumni Association’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2012 and is a member of UGA’s Board of Visitors. He is a member of Leadership Georgia’s Class of 2018 and, as an Eagle Scout, remains an active volunteer in Scouting.




February 14, 2024 • Commentary

2024 legislative session hits midpoint this week

Georgia’s 2024 legislative session hits its midpoint this week. As usual, the second half will be far more active and intense than the first.




January 17, 2024 • Commentary

We have run out of ‘next years’

As House members re-evaluate their position, they should be mindful that the “us versus them” narrative opponents have crafted is utterly false.

January 10, 2024 • Blog

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While every session of the General Assembly – like every election – is billed as consequential, this time the hype could be right.


December 28, 2023 • Blog

What we can learn from tradition

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