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Walter Driver Jr. Appointed Chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors

Contact: Deborah Hakes, 1 404 420 5124

ATLANTA….Walter Driver Jr., chairman, Southeast, of Goldman Sachs & Co., has been appointed chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2013. The board is comprised of 234 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.

"Walter has demonstrated a sincere commitment to our mission since he joined the Board of Councilors in 2007," Carter Center President and CEO Dr. John Hardman said. "We look forward to working even more closely with him in this new leadership role."

As Board of Councilors chair for 2013, he will follow H. Inman Allen, chairman of the Ivan Allen Company, and past chair Ann Cramer, retired director for IBM Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs for the Americas.

Mr. Driver is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs in 2006, Mr. Driver was chairman of King & Spalding law firm. Mr. Driver is a past president of the United States Golf Association. He is a director of Equifax Inc. and Total System Services Inc. Among his civic involvements, Mr. Driver has been a member of the Executive Cabinet of the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and a board member of Central Atlanta Progress, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Children's Museum of Atlanta.


"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope."
A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers in developing nations to increase crop production. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.

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