After nearly 25 years with the Georgia Public Policy Foundation, the last seven as president and CEO, Kelly McCutchen moved on in 2018 to become executive director of HINRI.org. He was succeeded in April by Kyle Wingfield, former columnist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and, before that, The Wall Street Journal editorial page writer based in Brussels, Belgium. Welcome Kyle at KyleW@georgiapolicy.org.

With new leadership comes the opportunity to update strategy. Watch this space for more as the board of trustees and Kyle unveil their plan to expand and enhance the Foundation’s outreach, marketing, and development.

Meanwhile, as monthly events demonstrate, the Foundation continues to benefit from coalitions with its allies on policy issues. Events thus far include:

  • January: National School Choice Week
  • February: Pension solvency with Reason Foundation
  • March: Second Chances in Criminal Justice Reform with the Southern Center for Human Rights, Heartbound Ministries for prisons, and Georgia Works! Jobs program
  • April: State Policy Network-sponsored event with Mary Katharine Ham and Guy Benson
  • May: Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, co-hosted by the Georgia Center for Opportunity

The Foundation was honored to be ranked one of the world’s “Best Independent Think Tanks” in the 2017 Global Go-To Think Tank Index Report, compiled annually by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP). The Foundation joins the Texas Public Policy Foundation and Pacific Research Institute as the only three US state-based, free-market think tanks named in the “Best Independent Think Tanks” ranking.