Empty Stocking Fund



Rhodes McLanahan
President & CEO, First American Bank & Trust


Sara Schramm
Attorney, Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C.


Jinx Patel
Scientist, Athens Research and Technology, Inc. – Retired


Clark Brown
Wealth Strategist, Vickery Financial

Immediate Past Chair

Phil Bettendorf 
Senior Vice President, Synovus Bank

Board Members

Alicia Battle Director of Workforce Development, Goodwill of North Georgia
David Bradley President & CEO, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
Bob Carson President, Carson Advisory Group, Inc.
Kevin Clark Regional Sales Representative, Pop RV's
Sally Coenen Community Member
Myron Downs Co-founder, Athens Veterinary Surgery Center
Rob Fezekas Wealth Adviser, Vickery Financial Services
Dexter Fisher Chief of Operations, Clarke County School District
Jennifer Frum VP for Public Service and Outreach - University of Georgia
Patrick Garrard Attorney
Kelly Girtz Athens-Clarke County Mayor
Tim Johnson ED, Family Connection-Communities In Schools of Athens
Tawana Smith Mattox CCSD Board of Education
Pat Mercardante First VP - Investment Officer, Wells Fargo Advisors
R. Edward Perkins Johnson & Johnson - Retired
Rod Rutledge Healthcare Executive, Retired
Manan Saxena MBA Board Fellow, University of Georgia
Kirk Smith President, The Adsmith
Lawton Stephens Judge of Superior Court
Neil Stevens President & CEO, Oconee State Bank
Justin Widener R&D Leader, Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health

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