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Carter Center Appoints New Members to Board of Councilors

CONTACT: Deborah Hakes, 1 404-420-5124

ATLANTA....The Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization advancing peace and health worldwide, recently appointed 15 new members to the Board of Councilors, bringing its total membership to 244.

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, Walter Driver Jr., Chairman Southeast, Goldman Sachs & Company.

Following is a list of the new members:

Mark R. Bell II, Ph.D., Executive Vice Chairman, Brand Group Holdings

Sally and James Carter

Shan Cooper, Vice President and General Manager, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Cynthia Day, President and CEO, Citizens Trust Bank

Karen Duckett, Owner and CEO, Duckett Design Group

Amy Edgy Ferber, Partner, Jones Day

Bahman Irvani, President, Granite Holdings

Katherine Kelley, President and CEO, Green Street Properties

Russ Lipari, President, Validus Group

Tommy Malone, Founder, Malone Law

Mike McCarthy, Principal, Shapiro Capital Management

Eddie Meyers, Georgia Regional President, PNC Financial Services Group

Ahmed Salama, CEO, Oriental Weavers USA

Robb Stanley, Principal, Stanley, Esrey & Buckley


"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; and improving mental health care. The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.

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