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Board of Trustees: The Carter Center

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
39th President of the United States

Rosalynn Carter
Former First Lady of the United States


Jason Carter
Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore, LLP

Vice Chair

Kathryn E. Cade
Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving

Board Members

Terrence B. Adamson
Vice President, Global Law Affairs
The Boeing Company
General Counsel, Boeing International

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

Richard C. Blum
Blum Capital Partners

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

Susan A. Cahoon
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

The Hon. Gordon D. Giffin
Dentons US LLP

Ben F. Johnson III
Retired Partner
Alston & Bird

Sherry Lansing
Chief Executive Officer
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
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Justice Leah Ward Sears
Smith, Gambrell & Russell

D. Douglas Shipman
President and CEO
Woodruff Arts Center

Hugo X. Shong
Founding General Partner
IDG Capital Partners

Claire E. Sterk, Ph.D.
Emory University

Chilton D. Varner
King & Spalding, LLP

Gregory J. Vaughn, M.D.
Consultant, Spencer Stuart

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

Trustee Emeritus

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

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

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