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Carter Center Appoints New Members to Board of Councilors

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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 206.

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 about the Center's activities to board members throughout the year.

"The 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, Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.


Following are the new councilors:

Bryan Batson, President, Atlanta Gas Light Company

Jim Brady, Partner, Deloitte & Touche

John Deushane, President and General Manager, WXIA Television, 11 Alive

John Dyer, President and CEO, Cox Enterprises

Linda Galipeau, CEO, Randstad North America

Taylor Glover, President and CEO, Turner Enterprises

Gary Henschen, M.D., Chief Medical Officer-Behavioral Health, Magellan Health Services

Joerg Matthiessen, Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Jean Mori, Chief Executive Officer, Mori Luggage & Gifts

Emory Morsberger, Principal, Morsberger Revitalization

Sunny Park, Chief Executive Officer, General Building Maintenance

Drew Atkinson Putt, Executive VP and Georgia Division Executive, First Citizens Bank and Trust Company

Shyam K. Reddy, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Euramax International

Brent Reid, President and CEO, Winter Companies

Jennifer Scully, President and CEO, Clinical Resources LLC

Alexis Sulyma, Director, Public Health Operating Unit, Northrop Grumman Information Systems

Bill Taggart, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlanta Life Financial Group

Rick Williams, Chairman and Co-CEO, Primerica

Dr. Ellen Yankellow, President & CEO, Correct Rx Pharmacy Services

"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope."
A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in 80 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; and improving mental health care. 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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