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

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

Vice Chair
Kathryn E. Cade
Co-chair
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
Chairman
Blum Capital Partners



Jason Carter
Attorney
Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP



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



Chilton D. Varner
Partner
King & Spalding, LLP



James W. Wagner, Ph.D.
President
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
Investor
San Diego Padres

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