Bernard F. McKay

Bernard F. McKay
Chief Public Policy Officer and Vice President for Global Corporate Affairs

Bernard F. McKay was a member of ITIF’s board.

He is Intuit’s chief public policy officer and vice president for global corporate affairs. In this role, McKay is Intuit’s senior officer responsible for government affairs, industry relations, global public policy, and corporate philanthropy.

McKay joined Intuit in January 1998. Prior to that time, he served in a variety of capacities in both the private and public sectors. A former vice president for AT&T, McKay served in government relations positions there in the corporate public affairs department and later led the emerging global markets business development group in AT&T Federal Systems. He also previously served as deputy director of Hewlett-Packard’s Washington Government Affairs office.

Prior to joining the private sector, McKay served in positions in the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency and also previously served in the Rhode Island State Department of Health. Before joining government, McKay served in a number of staff and management positions in presidential, senatorial, and gubernatorial election campaigns.

McKay holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Providence College and a master’s degree in business and public administration from Southeastern University. He studied business, government, and international affairs at the University College of North Wales (UK), the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, CEDEP at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and at the Indiana University School of Business.

McKay is a board member of the Computer and Communications Industry Association, the Council for Electronic Revenue Communication Advancement, the American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights, and the Software and Information Industry Association. He also serves as vice chairman of the board of trustees of John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. McKay is married to the former Mary McNulty of Newport, RI, and they have four children.

Recent Events and Presentations

November 8, 2012

A panel discussion with Peter Cowhey on the growth of cloud computing, its impact on developing economies, and the policies that governments should pursue to realize the benefits of cloud computing.