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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 21 new members to the Board of Councilors, bringing its total membership to 241.

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, Mr. H. Inman Allen, chairman of the Ivan Allen Company.

Following is a list of the new members:

Romil Bahl, President and CEO, PRGX Global

Liz Blake, Senior VP and General Counsel, Habitat for Humanity International

Jeffrey Bowman, President and CEO, Crawford & Company

David Cofrin, Attorney, Lamar, Archer & Cofrin

Miles Cook, Partner, Bain & Company

Clark Dean, Senior Managing Director, Studley Inc.

Mike Donnelly, Atlanta Regional President, Wells Fargo of Georgia

Reade Fahs, President and CEO, National Vision

Henry D. "Hank" Fellows, Jr., Partner, Fellows LaBriola

Christine Hurtsellers, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, ING Investment Management US

Dr. Lonnie Johnson, President and Founder, Johnson Research & Development Co.

Kerry Kohnen, President, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia

Stephen Lockyer, President, Cornwallis Financial Corp.

Penny McIntyre, Group President, Office Products, Newell Rubbermaid

Thomas H. "Trey" Paris III, U.S. Manager, State Government Relations, General Electric Company

William Poole, Attorney at Law, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough

Suraj Prakash, Vice President - Global Delivery, Wipro Ltd.

Jenny Pruitt, CEO, Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby's International Realty

Laura Turner Seydel, Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation

Ricky Steele, Chief Development Officer, Hunter Technical Resources

Mark Tipton, Chairman and CEO, Georgia Commerce Bancshares


"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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