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ATLANTA....The Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization advancing peace and health worldwide, recently appointed 19 new members to the Board of Councilors, bringing its total membership to 233.
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 give updates on Center activities to board members throughout the year.
"Featuring some of Atlanta's most dynamic business leaders, our Board of Councilors help to create an intimate link between The Carter Center, the city of Atlanta, and the state of Georgia," President Carter said. "Our new members will continue to promote the work of the Center in their communities as they join our group."
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, Ms. Ann W. Cramer, director Americas, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM Corporation.
Following is a list of the new members:
Kathy Betty, Owner and CEO, Atlanta Dream
Charles B. Crawford, Jr., Chairman, President & CEO, Private Bank of Buckhead
Valerie Ferguson, Senior Vice President, Operations, Loews Hotels
P. Alexander "Alec" Fraser, President, Turner Properties
Kelly Gay, Chief Executive Officer, Omnilink Systems
James F. Geiger, President & CEO, CBeyond
Bob Hope, President, Hope-Beckham
Michael J. Kelly, President and CEO, The Weather Channel Companies
Robert H. McKinney, Retired Chairman, First Indiana Corporation
Denis McMorrow, Founder, D-MAC Industries
Jackie Parker, President, Newell Rubbermaid Foundation
Charles E. Phillips, Jr., CEO, Infor
John Pruitt, WSB Channel 2
Jill Spencer, Retired General Counsel, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta
Ann G. Stallard, CEO, Graphic Communications Corporation
Percy Vaughn, Regional Director, Kia Motors America
Jack H. Watson, Jr., Chair, National Portrait Gallery
Jenner Wood, Corporate Executive Vice President, SunTrust Banks
Sam Zamarripa, Founder and President, Zamarripa Capital
"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.