Founder 2017-10-30T22:07:15-04:00

Founder, President + CEO


Dewey Caruthers is a national thought-leader on each of the three The Caruthers Institute (CI) issues.  He authors nationally important studies; speaks at national, regional and state conferences; and regularly writes op-eds.

His work on the three issues 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.

Dewey is president + CEO of The Caruthers Institute (CI), a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank that conducts research, crafts solutions, and leads advocacy to inform data-driving decision-making on emerging youth issues.

He previously 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 long-term strategic plans for a variety of clients and issues – successfully growing organizations and bringing issues to the forefront of public attention.

d&a also had a proprietary process for social change that involves changing opinions, attitudes, behavior and culture (in that order).  The social change process was twice used successfully in tobacco and obesity.  His crafting of this change model was strongly influenced by his work on the national ‘truth’ teen anti-tobacco campaign, and the numerous state teen tobacco prevention and campaigns he led.

Dewey founded d&a in 2000 and merged it with CI in 2016 to operate as a nonprofit with a larger mission capable of making a large national impact.

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 52-years-old and has lived in Florida for the past 20 years. He lives with his two daughters – Violet who is 12-years-old and Scarlet who is 9-years-old.

Dewey Caruthers,

Dewey Caruthers

President + CEO
The Caruthers Institute (CI)