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Carter Center Appoints New Members to Board of Councilors

Contact: Deanna Congileo,

ATLANTA....The Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization advancing peace and health worldwide, recently appointed 18 new members to its Board of Councilors, bringing its total membership to 228.

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.

"The Board of Councilors features some of Atlanta's most dynamic business leaders," President Carter said. "When we founded The Carter Center, Rosalynn and I envisioned a Board of Councilors that would help create an intimate link between the Center, the City of Atlanta, and the State of Georgia. These new members will continue to promote the work of the Center in their communities."

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. Kenneth G. Byers, Jr., President, Byers Engineering Company.

Following is a list of the new members:

Peter Andruszkiewicz, President, Kaiser Permanente of Georgia

Susan R. Bell, Office Managing Partner, Ernst & Young

Martha Finn Brooks

Jerome Byers, Regional President, Wachovia Bank of Georgia

John R. Clifford, Principal, GreenbergFarrow

Dr. Chad Costley, Ponce Preventive Care

D. Scott Davis, Chairman and CEO, United Parcel Service

Erroll B. Davis, Jr., Chancellor, University System of Georgia

Kenneth P. Dutter, Chairman, International Board of Advisors, The ArtReach Foundation

The Honorable R. Keegan Federal, Jr., Founder and Senior Partner, Federal & Hasson

Laurie Ann Goldman, CEO, Spanx

Jimmy Hayes, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cox Enterprises

Dr. Kenneth R. Hey, Managing Partner, Inferential Focus

Robert Hooks, Principal, Hooks Van Holm

Reuben R. McDaniel III, CEO and President, Jackson Securities

Robert A. Meier, President, Northern Trust Bank-Georgia

Martin Melaver, CEO, Melaver McIntosh

Stephen W. Riddell, Managing Partner - Atlanta, Troutman Sanders

John F. "Sandy" Smith, Partner, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice

William J. Stanley III, Principal, Stanley, Love-Stanley

Geri Thomas, Georgia Market President, Bank of America

James K. Wagner, Jr., CEO, DiscoverReady


"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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