Board of Trustees

The Center established its board in 1994.  With President and Mrs. Carter as active members, the board decides and supports the Center's mission and manages its property and assets. Members of the board are appointed both by The Carter Center and Emory University, with the president of Emory serving as an ex-officio member. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter chaired the board and Rosalynn Carter was vice chair from 1994-2005.  Kent C. "Oz" Nelson was named chair in 2009.  Click here for Board officers >

Founders, Trustees

Jimmy Carter

Rosalynn Carter

Kent C. "Oz" Nelson
Retired Chairman and CEO
United Parcel Service

Vice Chair
Kathryn E. Cade
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Terrence B. Adamson
Executive Vice President
National Geographic Society

Arthur M. Blank
Owner & CEO, Atlanta Falcons
Chairman, The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation

Richard C. Blum
Blum Capital Partners

Jason Carter
Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP

Bradley N. Currey Jr.
Retired Chairman and CEO
Rock-Tenn Company

The Hon. Gordon D. Giffin
McKenna Long & Aldridge

Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Ben F. Johnson III
Retired Partner
Alston & Bird

Sherry Lansing
The Sherry Lansing Foundation

Douglas W. Nelson
Retired President and CEO
Annie E. Casey Foundation

Wendell S. Reilly
Managing Partner
Grapevine Partners

Marjorie M. Scardino
The MacArthur Foundation

Justice Leah Ward Sears
Schiff Hardin LLP

Chilton D. Varner
King & Spalding, LLP

James W. Wagner, Ph.D.
Emory University

Tadahiro "Tad" Yoshida
Chairman & CEO
YKK Corporation

Trustee Emeritus
David A. Hamburg, M.D.
President Emeritus
Carnegie Corporation of
New York
The Hon. James T. Laney
Former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea
John J. Moores
San Diego Padres


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