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The Carter Center Appoints Atlanta Leaders to Board of Councilors

Contact: Deborah Hakes, 404-420-5124

ATLANTA....The Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization advancing peace and health worldwide, recently appointed 18 new members to the Board of Councilors, bringing its total membership to 188.

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, Mrs. 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 to 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, Claire Lewis Arnold, CEO, Leapfrog Services.

Following is a list of the new members:

Dr. Crawford F. Barnett, Jr., Founder, Travel Immunization Center

Brad R. Benton, Partner-in-Charge, MidSouth Audit, KPMG

Paul Bowers, Executive VP and CFO, Southern Company

Dr. Frank A. Critz, Founder and Medical Director, Radiotherapy Clinics of Georgia

Kirk Dornbush, President, Iconic Therapeutics

Dr. R. Fenton-May, Chairman and CEO, CarrierWeb

Woodrow A. Hall, Chairman and President, Diversapack

Farley A. Hunter, Principal, F. A. Hunter & Associates

George H. Johnson, Founding President, George H. Johnson Properties

Christopher W. Klaus, CEO & Founder, Kaneva

Willard "Chuck" Lewis, President and CEO, One Georgia Bank

Philip J. Marzetti, Partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker

Stuart Mills, Chairman, Leighton Mills

William Pate, President and CEO, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau

Fred Perpall, Managing Principal, The Beck Group

David W. Scheible, President and Chief Executive Officer, Graphic Packaging Holding Company

Jason W. Sheedy, Management Consultant

Dr. Lauren Speeth, Founding CEO, The Elfenworks Foundation


"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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