New Members Join 2024 Board of Directors

Georgia Appleseed welcomes Lou Barbieri, Patrick Becker, Charlie Ebersol, and Brian Harms to our Board.

Georgia Appleseed’s Board of Directors provides essential guidance, support, and outreach. We are excited to welcome the following new members to our Board, (clockwise from top left) Patrick Becker, Charlie Ebersol, Lou Barbieri, and Brian Harms. Our board members volunteer countless hours and bring expertise from a range of fields, backgrounds, and organizations across Georgia. Get to know our new board members and why they are excited to join Georgia Appleseed.

Patrick Becker, Senior Counsel, Southern Company: “I’ve been impressed by the unique approach that Georgia Appleseed takes to supporting and effectuating change on behalf of Georgia’s children and families.  I look forward to more directly participating in its strategy and continuing Southern Company’s longstanding relationship with Georgia Appleseed.”

Charlie Ebersol, CEO, Infinite Athlete: “I’ve long shared the belief that the sum is greater than its parts, and in order to ignite real change and social impact, we all have to bring our best to the table and be ready to challenge the system. After learning about their incredible work through my Leadership Atlanta Class, it’s an honor to join the Georgia Appleseed board of directors, and to be part of an incredible movement to positively impact the lives of our youth and communities here in Georgia.”

Lou Barbieri, Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend: “As a supporter of Georgia Appleseed in my personal capacity for years, I am honored to be able to serve on the Board of Directors and positively impact the incredible advocacy work Georgia Appleseed conducts for children in Georgia.”

Brian Harms, Partner, Troutman Pepper: “To steal a line from Whitney Houston, I believe the children are our future and joining the Georgia Appleseed Board allows me to continue to help children to be able to see a path to their future best selves.”, ,,