Founder 2019-04-24T12:06:12-04:00

Founder, President + CEO

Dewey Caruthers is a recognized thought-leader and researcher on emerging issues in the areas of juvenile justice (arrests for common youth misbehavior), obesity (marketing of unhealthy food to children), and education (K-12 foundations); while also contributing research to policy discussions on other topics as well. He authors national, state and local studies; speaks at conferences throughout the nation; and regularly writes op-eds for daily newspapers throughout Florida.

His work has been funded by national, state and local foundations; children’s hospitals and hospital foundations; state and local government agencies; and private-sector companies. Additionally, his program models have been evaluated by major universities and independent evaluators.

Before the Institute, Dewey founded dewey & associates (d&a), a national management and consulting practice, that specialized in strategic planning. As a management consultant and senior-level strategist, he developed strategic plans for a variety of clients and issues from nonprofits to small, fast-growth organizations to Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to his work as a management consultant, he was a vice president at two of Florida’s largest independent public relations firms where he managed national, regional and state accounts. He also has been the State Director of Public Relations, Public Affairs and Marketing for the American Heart Association.

Dewey has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. He is 55-years-old and has lived in Florida for the past 25 years. He lives with his two daughters – Violet who is 15-years-old and Scarlet who is 11-years-old.

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Dewey Caruthers

President + CEO
The Caruthers Institute