Kelly McCutchen is a native of Ellijay, Georgia, and a graduate of Georgia Tech. He worked as a Trust Officer in the Trust Department of Trust Company Bank in Atlanta and served as President and CEO of the Georgia Public Policy Foundation before becoming executive director of the High Impact Network of Responsible Innovators in 2018.
He has been published and has testified before state and federal legislative committees on subjects such as education, tax, health care, transportation and poverty. At the Foundation, he 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. As an original signatory to the Right on Crime initiative in 2010, he also helped lead Georgia’s criminal justice reforms that have become a national model.
He has served on the boards of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and Leadership Georgia and was a founder and Governing Board Chair of Tech High, a math, science and technology-focused public charter school in Atlanta. He currently chairs the board of The Warrior Alliance.