Carter Center Appoints New Members to Board of Councilors


ATLANTA…The Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization advancing peace and health worldwide, has appointed 32 new members to its Board of Councilors, bringing total membership to 230.

The Board of Councilors is a leadership advisory group that promotes understanding of The Carter Center and its activities among opinion leaders and the broader community. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, and staff members give updates about the Center’s activities to board members throughout the year.

“Our Board of Councilors creates an intimate link between The Carter Center, the city of Atlanta, and the state of Georgia by helping us to promote the work and mission of the Center in their communities,” President Carter said. 

Since its founding in 1987, the Board of Councilors has been led by some of Atlanta's most distinguished civic leaders, including its current chair, Dan Cathy, chairman, president, and CEO of Chick-fil-A.

Following are the new councilors:

Daniel Berman, founder, chairman & CEO, PharmaCentra

Maceo A. Brown, president, System 5 Electronics

Lacy Curry, director, Piedmont Fayette Hospital

David Dixon, senior managing partner, OneStreet Residential

Carolyn Donnelly, managing director, marketing & strategic priorities, CIBC Private Wealth Management

Mike Doss, president and chief executive officer, Graphic Packaging Holding Company

Jimmy Etheredge, senior managing director, Accenture

Christian Fischer, president and CEO, Georgia-Pacific

Kevin D. Fitzpatrick Jr., attorney, DeLong, Caldwell, Bridgers, Fitzpatrick, & Benjamin

Praveen Ghanta, founder, HiddenLevers

Kevin Greiner, president and chief executive officer, Gas South

Nancy Halwig, senior vice president, United Community Bank

Tom Harrold, member, Miller & Martin

David Hartnett, chief economic development officer, Metro Atlanta Chamber

Tom Hensley, president, Fieldale Farms

Jeff Hilimire, CEO, Dragon Army

Sara Irvani, CEO, Okabashi Brands

Stan Jones, partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Dr. Paul Q. Judge, founder, Judge Ventures

Nancy Juneau, CEO, Juneau Construction

Murad Karimi, founder & CEO, Mosaic Management

Linda Klein, senior managing shareholder, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

Dr. Russell Medford, founder and chief executive officer, Covanos

James T. Mills Jr., chief operating officer, Integro Benefits

Greg Parker, founder, Parker’s Corporation

Gary Reedy, chief executive officer, American Cancer Society

Jerome Russell Jr., president, H. J. Russell & Company

Elane Stock, director, Equifax

Alex Taylor, president and CEO, Cox Enterprises

Steve Voorhees, chief executive officer, WestRock Company

Valery Voyles, chairman and CEO, Ed Voyles Automotive Group

Wade Weeks, office managing partner, Grant Thornton