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Martha Finn Brooks Appointed Chair of Carter Center Board of Councilors


ATLANTA….Martha Finn Brooks, board director of Bombardier, Jabil and CARE USA, has been appointed chair of the Carter Center's Board of Councilors for 2015. The board is comprised of 235 members, who serve as a leadership advisory group that promotes understanding among opinion leaders and the broader community of The Carter Center and its activities.

"Martha has demonstrated a sincere commitment to our mission since she joined the Board of Councilors in 2010," said Ambassador (Ret.) Mary Ann Peters, Carter Center CEO. "We look forward to working even more closely with her in this new leadership role."

As Board of Councilors chair for 2015, she will follow outgoing chair Dennis Lockhart, president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and past chair, Walter Driver Jr., chairman, southeast, of Goldman Sachs & Co.

Brooks is a graduate of Yale University and the Yale School of Management. She served as president and chief operating officer of Novelis, a global aluminum company, until her retirement in 2009. Prior to that Ms. Brooks held senior executive positions with Alcan and Cummins Inc. She is a corporate director of Bombardier Inc., Jabil Circuit and Algeco Scotsman, and a past director of Harley-Davidson and International Paper. Brooks serves as a director of CARE USA, the Yale-China Association, the Yale President's Council on International Activities, and the Atlanta Community Food Bank. She is a member of C200 and the Rotary Club of Atlanta.


"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope."
A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in over 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 former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide.

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