Carter Center Names Laura Turner Seydel as Board of Councilors Chair

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Laura Turner Seydel

ATLANTA — Laura Turner Seydel, chair of the Captain Planet Foundation and director of the Turner Foundation, has been appointed chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2023. The board comprises 210 members, who serve as a leadership advisory group that promotes understanding among opinion leaders and the broader community of The Carter Center and its activities.

"Laura has demonstrated a sincere commitment to our mission since she joined the Board of Councilors in 2012," said Paige Alexander, Carter Center CEO. "We look forward to working even more closely with her in this new leadership role."

As Board of Councilors chair for 2023, Seydel follows outgoing chair Mary S. Moore, founder and owner of The Cook's Warehouse, and past chair Shyam K. Reddy, Chief Legal and Sustainability Officer, BlueLinx Corporation.

Seydel is an international environmental advocate and eco-living expert dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for our children. Laura is the chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation, where she helps guide the organization in its mission to work collaboratively to engage and empower young people to be problem-solvers for the planet. She is the co-founder of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and co-founder of Mothers and Others for Clean Air. Seydel also serves on the boards of the Turner Foundation, United Nations Foundation, Nuclear Threat Initiative, League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Waterkeeper Alliance, and Advisory Board for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, and is a Patron of Nature with the International Union for Conservation of Nature.


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