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Carter Center Appoints Atlanta Leaders to Board of Councilors

CONTACT: Deborah Hakes, 404-420-5124

ATLANTA....The Carter Center, a not-for-profit organization working to promote health and peace worldwide, recently appointed 19 new members to the Board of Councilors, bringing its membership to 180.
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, 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, Philip J. Hickey Jr., chairman and CEO of RARE Hospitality International.

Robert H. Barnett, Principal, Finley, Colmer and Company
Robert R. Binns, Chief Marketing Officer, World Air Holdings
Emmet Bondurant, Partner, Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore
Mary Ellen Byrd, MachPoint International
Dr. Louis Centofanti, President, Perma-Fix Environmental Services
Walter Driver, Jr., Chairman, Southeast, Goldman Sachs & Co.
Benjamin F. Easterlin IV, Partner, King & Spalding
Martin L. Flanagan, President and CEO, AMVESCAP
Susan Hrib, CEO, Signum Group
John W. Jackson, President and CEO, Bank of Atlanta
Robert L. McNeil, Jr., President, CEO, IMAGES USA
Charles H. McTier, Trustee, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation
Toney E. Means, President, Intrepid Holdings, Inc.
Stewart Muller, President, Philips Consumer Electronics
Joseph B. Myers, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Diane L. Prucino, Co-Managing Partner, Kilpatrick Stockton
J. Michael Robison, Chairman, CEO, Lanier Parking Holdings
Peter Schwarzenbauer, President and CEO, Porsche Cars North America
R. Scott Taylor, Jr., President, Carter


"Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope."
The Carter Center celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2007. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, The Carter Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 65 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. Please visit to learn more about The

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