Carter Center Mourns Passing of Former Chair Oz Nelson

ATLANTA (April 10, 2023) — The Carter Center mourns the passing of Kent C. "Oz" Nelson, who served as chairman of The Carter Center Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2015. He joined the board in 1994. Mr. Nelson, the former chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service, was board chair of United Way of America and United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, as well as the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

"Oz Nelson's 20 years of dedicated service helped make The Carter Center the strong organization it is today,” said Jason Carter, who succeeded Mr. Nelson as board chair. "He was a great friend to me personally and to all of us at the Center. And he was a great friend to the people we serve."

We at The Carter Center extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends.


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