Kyle Coffey, PresidentKyle began his business career in 1999 with Atlanta real estate developer Place Properties. From 1999 until 2002, he managed over $300 million in equity, debt, & bond capital used for the development of over 8,000 beds of student housing.

When Place Properties won the contract to build and establish student housing for Kennesaw State University, previously a non-residential campus, Kyle became involved with this project for what became his undergraduate alma mater. From 2002 until 2005, he opened and managed operations for KSU’s 700 bed University Place residence hall, voted Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Residential Real Estate Deal of the Year, 2002.” Kyle transitioned from real estate to aviation in 2005, and ran fixed base operations for Phoenix Air Group in Cartersville, GA through 2010. He continued in a leadership role at Phoenix until 2017.

In 2000, Kyle developed the first ever evaluative research effort for Georgia Council on Child Abuse, examining motivations to volunteer in a large volunteer-staffed GCCA program. He was an active participant in delivering relief supplies to Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. He has been active in fund raisers for Georgia Eye Bank and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Kyle has served as President and Board Chair of ECHO since co-founding the organization in 2008, and currently leads implementation efforts for the Unidos Visión sustainability initiative. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Kennesaw State University in 2003. He received his Master of Science degree in biology (neurobiology & behavior) from Georgia State University in 2016 where he also completed coursework in epidemiology and biostatistics. He currently studies medicine at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Kyle earned his private pilot’s license in 2006, and holds a seaplane rating along with various endorsements. He is also an avid photographer.