THE CARTER CENTER
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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.  View Board Officers >

Founders, Trustees

Jimmy Carter

Rosalynn Carter

Chair
Jason Carter
Partner
Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP

Vice Chair
Kathryn E. Cade
Co-chair
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Terrence B. Adamson
Retired Executive Vice President
National Geographic Society

 

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

 

Richard C. Blum
Chairman
Blum Capital Partners

 

Reuben E. Brigety II
Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University

 

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

 

The Hon. Gordon D. Giffin
Partner
McKenna Long & Aldridge

 

Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Journalist

 

Ben F. Johnson III
Retired Partner
Alston & Bird

 

Sherry Lansing
CEO
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
Chairman
The MacArthur Foundation

 

Justice Leah Ward Sears
Partner
Schiff Hardin LLP

 

D. Douglas Shipman
CEO
BrightHouse, LLC

 

Hugo X. Shong
Founding General Partner
IDG Capital Partners

 

Chilton D. Varner
Partner
King & Spalding, LLP

 

James W. Wagner, Ph.D.
President
Emory University

 

Ellen H. Yankellow, PharmD
President and CEO
Correct Rx Pharmacy Services, Inc.


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
Investor
San Diego Padres
Kent C. "Oz" Nelson
Retired Chairman and CEO
United Parcel Service