Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Empty Stocking Fund is governed by an independent board of directors comprised of community and business leaders representing Atlanta’s most prominent and highly respected organizations.

Directors serve as the guardians and stewards of the organization, ensuring our mission is carried out as articulated in our Articles of Incorporation and that all financial activities are legal and proper according to federal and state requirements. They set the course for the organization from year-to-year by establishing broadly stated goals and objectives, supporting the organization’s fundraising activities and enhancing our public image.


Bill Vogel, Chair

President and CEO

Montag & Caldwell

Sandeep Kharidhi, Vice Chair

Vice President, Product Management

Lexis Nexis

Steve Stone, Treasurer

Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer - North America


Jennifer Cowart, Secretary

Senior Labor & Employment Counsel

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta


W. Benjamin Barkley

Corporate Partner

Kilpatrick, Townsend & Stockton, LLP

David Bell

Regional Sales Manager, Treasury Management

Wells Fargo

Sarah Blackmon

Director, Supplier Quality and Safety


Barry Boniface


MSouth Equity Partners

Doug Brown

President / Founder

Brown Bag Marketing

Karin Bursa

Executive Vice President

Logility, Inc.

Nate Cunningham

Director – Home Services

The Home Depot

Daryl Dean

IT Manager

The Boston Consulting Group

Justin Elanjian


Habif, Arogeti & Wynne

Bill Falconer

Founder & CEO

Live Oak Caregivers

Michael Hollingsworth

Managing Partner, Atlanta

Neslon, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough LLP

Wade Latham

Senior Director of Operations

Carter’s Inc.

Beth Paschetto

VP, Business Delivery, CRS Products

InterContinental Hotels Group

Kevin Riley


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Rachel Sprecher

Executive Director, Office of Partnerships and Development

Atlanta Public Schools

James Stevens

Corporate & Banking Partner

Troutman Sanders

Tony Trentini

VP, Building Performance Solutions

McKenney’s, Inc.

Will Williams

National Managing Partner, Tax