Board of Directors




Joe Iarocci is a founding partner of the Cairnway Center for Servant Leadership Excellence. He started Cairnway in 2014 after two years as CEO of the Robert K. Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership.

Before joining the Greenleaf Center, Joe spent thirteen years with CARE USA, one of the world’s largest international non-governmental organizations dedicated to ending extreme poverty. Joe joined CARE in 1998 as General Counsel and also served CARE as Chief Financial Officer and Chief of Staff. During that time, Joe spent a year managing CARE’s external relations team, which included fundraising, advocacy, marketing and communications.

Joe practiced business law prior to joining CARE, representing individual entrepreneurs as well as multinational corporations. He was a partner in the Atlanta law firm of Lamar, Archer & Cofrin and associated with Shearman & Sterling in New York City.

Joe is a regular speaker and teacher on the subjects of leadership and the practical intersection of public and private sectors.

Joe has served as a Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship. He is also an adjunct professor at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Joe currently serves on the boards of Social Accountability International, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, Foundation Center-Atlanta and Gray Matters Capital. His past board service includes the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, the MicroVest microfinance fund and the Piedmont Hospital Ethics Committee.

Joe received his A.B. magna cum laude from Brown University with honors, his J.D. from the Cornell Law School and was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar while attending the Columbia University School of Law as a visiting student. Joe also holds a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from the Candler School of Theology.

Joe and his wife, Laura, live in Atlanta and have three daughters.