Tom G. Charlesworth currently serves on the Board of Directors of Purpose Built Communities and the CF Foundation. Beginning in 1992 and until his retirement at the end of 2006, he had served in various capacities with Cousins Properties Incorporated, including Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Senior Vice President and as a member of the board of directors. For a dozen years prior to that, he had served as chief financial officer and general counsel for the private companies of Thomas G. Cousins. Mr. Charlesworth started his career in Atlanta with Arthur Andersen.
Before retirement, he was both a licensed attorney and a certified public accountant, having attended the University of Georgia School of Law and the University of Michigan Business School. He currently splits his time between Maine and Atlanta, where his three children and their families live.