Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Robin Loudermilk

Board Chairman

Robin C. Loudermilk,Jr.  
President & CEO,
The Loudermilk Companies

Mr. Robert C. Loudermilk, Jr.  currently serves as the President & CEO of The Loudermilk Companies. Robin served as the Vice President, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aaron's since 1993. Robin currently serves as chairman of the Buckhead Alliance. 

Board of Directors

Vice Chairman

John F. O’Neill III 
Senior Managing Director, Market Leader, Cushman and Wakefield, Inc.

Mr. O’Neill specializes in developing and implementing real estate strategies for a diverse client base that ranges from Fortune 500 corporations to emerging growth companies and non-profit institutions. John and his wife Jada have three sons, Reilly, Owen and Lachlan.

Cal Darden

Vice Chairman, Board Development Chair

Cal Darden 


Mr. Darden is a retired senior vice president of U.S. operations of UPS. Darden was accountable for all U.S. operations, which covers 317,000 employees and $25 billion in revenues.  Darden continues to serve on the Board of Directors for Target Corp., Coca-Cola Enterprises, & Cardinal Health.  Darden is married and has three children.

Tye Darland


Tye Darland
Senior Vice President – General Counsel And Secretary, 

Georgia-Pacific, LLC

Mr. Darland began his career with Georgia-Pacific as Senior Vice President - General Counsel and Secretary. Tye was appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission by Governor Sonny Purdue from 2008 through 2010. Previously, Tye served as Chairman of the AF&PA General Counsel’s Resource Committee and is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Board of Zoo Atlanta.

Board of Directors - Chris St.Clare

Resource Development Committee Chair

Christine St.Clare 
Retired, Advisory Partner, 


Chris St.Clare is a retired partner of the Advisory practice at KPMG LLP. During her 35 years with the firm, she served as lead engagement partner on several of KPMG's largest clients. She is a member of the Women's Leadership Council of United Way of Metro Atlanta, and has chaired several "Women of Tocqueville" United Way Campaigns.

Board of Directors-Dave Wilkinson

Dave Wilkinson

President & CEO
Atlanta Police Foundation

Dave joined the Foundation in 2005. Before joining the Foundation Dave retired as the Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Secret Service, Georgia Region. Dave lives in Brooks, Georgia with his wife, Renee, and his two sons, Jacob and Jonathan.

Board Members

John ONeill

Resource Investment Committee

Peter Aman 


Bain & Company

Mr. Aman is a partner in the Atlanta office. After joining the firm in 1988 he practiced in Bain & Company’s Boston and San Francisco offices before helping found Bain & Company’s Atlanta office in 1996. He and his wife Lisa live in Atlanta along with their three children.

Board of DirectorsAmbrish Baisiwala

Portman Holdings

Ambrish joined Portman Holdings in 2006. He is a member of Real Estate Roundtable, Urban Land Institute’s Livable Communities Council, Central Atlanta Progress Board of Directors, the Rotary Club of Atlanta, and Zoo Atlanta Leadership Council. He is also a Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business Real Estate Department Honorary Board Member.

Valerie CallowayValerie Calloway,
SVP Property Management 

HJ Russell & Company

Valerie Calloway is currently serving as Senior Vice President for the Property Management Division. She joined H. J. Russell Company in late 1977 as Controller of the Property Management Division and was subsequently promoted to Vice President of the Property Management Division in 1994. 


Chris CarlosChris Carlos
Executive Vice President, 

National Distributing Company

Chris Michael Carlos, a native of Atlanta, Georgia serves as the Executive Vice President of National Distributing Company.  Chris is active in many philanthropic endeavors including the Atlanta Ballet and the Atlanta Zoo. Chris lives in Atlanta with his wife Merry and two daughters.

Thomas CarrollThomas M. Carroll
Head of Division Wealth Management, SunTrust

Thomas Carroll is the head of Division Wealth Management for SunTrust Bank. Prior to his current role, Thomas was the Chief Executive Officer of GenSpring Family Offices, SunTrust’s multi-family office subsidiary.  

Pedro Cherry 

Senior Vice President 

Georgia Power

Pedro began his career with Southern Company in 1997. Previously, Mr. Cherry served as Vice President of Community and Economic Development for Georgia Power. He serves on many boards including vice chair of the Atlanta Aerotropolis Alliance. Pedro and his wife Tomeka reside in Atlanta with their two children.
Alec Fraser

Alec Fraser

Captain Fraser, LLC

Mr. Fraser previously served as President of Turner Properties, Inc. Fraser is the President of the Rotary Club of Atlanta, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Riverside Military Academy, Vice Chairman of the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, and on the Executive Committee of Central Atlanta Progress.



Board of Directors-Duncan Gibbs

W. Duncan Gibbs, 

CCIM Managing Partner

TriStar Real Estate Investment, LLC 

Mr. Gibbs has 25 years of commercial real estate experience where he has been involved in over $700 million dollars of commercial real estate transactions. He serves on the advisory Board of Crime Stoppers, is active in Leadership Atlanta and lives in Buckhead with his wife Kristen and son Nolan.

Board of Directors-Mitch Graul

Mitch Graul
Area President,

Wells Fargo

Mitch joined Wells Fargo in 1997. In this role he provides executive leadership to overall sales and service performance for 41 stores in the South Atlanta Region.   He also works with Habitat for Humanity, Business Advisory Council and Easter Seals of Alabama.




Board of Directors-Myron Gray

Myron Gray

President, US Operations

Mr. Gray is , in his role as President, is responsible for all U.S. operations. Gray also is a member of UPS's Management Committee, the 12-person group of senior executives responsible for the day-to-day management of the company.

Ernest Greer


Greenburg Traurig LLP

Ernest Greer currently serves as Co-President of Greenburg Traurig. He previously served as a Vice President of the firm (2013-2015) and as the Atlanta office's Managing Shareholder for nearly a decade. He is the past-chairman of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, the first lawyer to serve in this capacity in the Chamber’s 100-year history.   

Board of DirectorsJackson Houk
Managing Partner,


Jackson is President and CEO of three. Founded in 2000, Houk’s team built three around his experiences at General Foods and Frito Lay, Simmons Bedding Company, Stop n Go, Valvoline motor oil and Southern Company. He lives in Buckhead with his wife Dede, daughter and three sons, 

Board of Directors-Tad Hutcheson

Tad Hutcheson
Vice President Community and Public Affairs,

Delta Airlines

Tad Hutcheson is an airline marketing professional who serves as Vice President of Community and Public Affairs for Delta Air Lines. Hutcheson is a member of the downtown Atlanta Rotary Club.  He and his wife, Janin, a Boeing 717 pilot, make their home in downtown Atlanta.


Jimmy Johnson
Senior Vice President of Sales,
RR Donnelley

Jimmy Johnson is the Senior Vice President of Sales for RR Donnelley.  He serves on a variety of board in the Atlanta area including the Special Olympics of Georgia and the Collier Hill Neighborhood Association.  Jimm is a graduate of UGA and Harvard Business School.

David KingDavid King, 

CFRE, President & CEO, 

Alexander Haas

David H. King, CFRE, President & CEO of Alexander Haas, has lived in Atlanta and been in the field of nonprofit development for more than 20 years.  David and his wife, Holly, have two children and can be found passionately rooting for the Florida State Seminoles.


Rodney LastingerRodney Lastinger
Group Vice President,

Target Stores

Rodney Lastinger is a Group Vice President for Target Stores, where he has been employed for the past 10 years. Rodney lives in Alpharetta with his wife, Beverley, and their two sons.


Patrick MackenPatrick Macken
ARRIS Group, Inc.

Patrick is a partner in the Firm’s Corporate Group. Patrick is a frequent speaker on securities law and corporate governance matters and has co-authored a number of articles on federal securities laws and corporate finance transactions.

Board of DirectorsPeter McMahon

General Manager,

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Peter began his career with Hyatt Hotels Corp in Dallas, Texas, in 1994. He has held director positions of both the San Antonio and Savannah Convention and Visitors Bureaus, and served on those cities’ Hotel and Lodging Associations, Tourism Leadership Councils, Rotary Clubs and other organizations. He currently resides in Cobb County and has two sons, Curran and Matt.

Catherine M. O’NeilCatherine O’Neil

King and Spalding LLP

Ms. O’Neil is a litigation partner in the firm’s Special Matters and Government Investigations Practice Group in Atlanta. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of Zoo Atlanta and the Georgia Council on Alcohol and Drugs.


Leslie PattersonLeslie Patterson

Partner, SESA People Leader
Ernst & Young LLP

Leslie Patterson is the Southeast Sub-Area People Team Leader and a Partner at Ernst & Young LLP. She serves as a board member on Hampton University’s Board of Trustees and on other community organization boards. Leslie, her husband Keven, and their three sons live in Mableton, Georgia.

Richard K. ReeceRichard K. Reece

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer,

Acuity Brands

Mr. Reece serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Belden, Inc. He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Manufacturers and The Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith
Chief Marketing Officer, 

Rollins, Inc.

Kevin is the chief marketing officer for Rollins, Inc. which includes Orkin, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Western Pest Services, Orkin Canada, The Industrial Fumigant Company, Waltham Services, Trutech and Crane Pest Control.

Roland VaughnC. Roland Vaughn III
Managing Partner,

4V Enterprises LLP

C. Roland Vaughn III is currently the managing partner of 4V Enterprises LLP. Previously, he held the position of Chief Deputy Sheriff in 1974 leading to his appointment as Chief of Police for the City of Conyers in 1981 until 1994.

Ken Welch, Global Chair Strategy Group, Advisoy Global, Head of Strategic Pursuits, KPMG, LLP

Board of Directors - Ken Welch

Mr. Welch is Partner-in-Charge of the Southeast Advisory Services practice for KPMG LLP. Ken is also involved in the community with the United Way, Board of Directors Network, the Boys & Girls Club and a member of Tocqueville Society. Ken currently resides in Alpharetta with his wife Terri and their two daughters.



Board of Directors

Joe D. Whitley, 

Shareholder & Chair, National White Collar Practice, 

Baker Donelson

Joe D. Whitley chairs the Firm's White Collar Criminal Defense Group. During the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations, Joe served as the Acting Associate Attorney General. He was appointed by Presidents Reagan and Bush, respectively, to serve as the United States Attorney in the Middle (Macon) and Northern (Atlanta) Federal Districts of Georgia. 

Bob Peterson, 

Chairman & CEO, 


Bob Peterson joined Carter in 2001 as a principal owner and executive vice president and the following year he assumed the role of chairman and CEO. Since then, Bob has led the transformation of Carter from a full-service commerical real estate company into a highly-focused real estate investment, development, and advisory firm.


Walt Ehmer,

President and Chief Executive Officer,

Waffle House, Inc. 

Walt Ehmer is President and Chief Executive Officer of Waffle House, Inc. Walt joined Waffle House in 1992 and has numerous positions leading up to CEO in 2012. Walt and his wife Cindy have three children and live in the Atlanta area. 

Joseph Folz

Vice President,

General Counsel and Secretary, 

Porsche Cars North America, Inc.

Mr. Folz is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Porsche Cars North America, Inc. Joe joined Porsche in 2010 from the Automotive Practive Group of Chicago-based Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP, where he represented a number of vehicle manufacturers. 

Advisory Board


Board of Directors

Board Chairman,

John S. McColl, 

Executive Vice President, Cousins Properties

John has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate development and finance. He serves on the Davidson College Board of Visitors and is     an elder and member of First Presbyterian Church of      Atlanta. Before joining Cousins in 1996, John managed the acquisition and operation of more than 20 operating companies.

Sam Pettway

Vice Chairman

Sam Pettway,
Founding Director, BoardWalk Consulting LLC

Sam Pettway is the founding director of BoardWalk Consulting, a firm committed to building strong foundations for nonprofits. He and his wife, Barbara VanLandingham Pettway an executive communications consultant share two sons, Cooper and Andrew.

Rob Baskin

Chair - Marketing & Communications Committee,

Rob Baskin, 
President, Weber Shandwick

Rob Baskin has 30 years of experience in journalism and agency and corporate public relations. He serves on the board of directors of the Georgia Council on Economic Education, the Georgia Alliance for Children, the SafeAmerica Foundation and the Board of Advisors of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

Board of Directors - John Geraghty

John Geraghty
Executive Vice President Private Wealth Management, 

SunTrust Bank

John J. Geraghty is currently Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Endowment & Foundation Services Line of Business for SunTrust Bank. Mr. Geraghty resides in Atlanta with his wife Beth and two sons Jack and Will.

He and his wife, Tomeka, have two children.

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